CMS Releases Proposed Rule Expanding Health Data Interoperability Requirements For Payers

Healthcare IT Today

CMS has released a proposed rule that will require Medicaid managed care plans and other insurers offering products on the ACA Exchanges to support the sharing of patient data amongst themselves.

The Business Case for Health Data Sharing

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Vince Kuraitis, co-chair of Health Data Unbound: Innovations in Health Data Sharing for the COVID-19 Era and Beyond. Day-by-day, the business case for data sharing is growing stronger. In this essay, I’ll describe how COVID-19 is accelerating existing healthcare trends, how data sharing is becoming a key business […].

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Health Data Myths and Reality – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 24

Healthcare IT Today

For the 24th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re talking about the health data myths and realities. The collection of health data is happening everywhere. Many organizations are realizing how much value is stored in health data and they’re treating it as an asset for their organization. What does this mean for healthcare? […] There's a lot of talk in healthcare about health data and how it's being used.

Health Data Integration Must Be for the Whole Clinic

Healthcare IT Today

As health clinics, dentists, and specialists gradually reopen during what we hope is a reprieve from the first COVID-19 wave, lapses in effective data sharing come into glaring view. Administration Ambulatory Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC Bridge Connector Data Intake Data Integration Digital Check-In Digital Intake Health Data Integration Healthcare Forms Josh Douglas

Bill Would Regulate Handling Of Consumer-Generated Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

Call it a HIPAA reboot for the wearables age. A pair of senators have filed a bill which would impose new regulations on how companies manage data generated by consumer technologies such as health apps, wearables and direct-to-consumer genetic tests. The Protecting Personal Health Data Act, which was filed by Sen.

A Wide Range Of Problems Still Holding Back Health Data Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

A new health data interoperability survey by Healthcare IT Today with 82 responses suggests that when it comes to interoperability, healthcare organizations are struggling with many of the same challenges they faced five or even 10 years ago. Without a doubt, respondents are still interested in fostering health data sharing.

Healthcare IT Today Survey: Consumerism And Use Of Patient-Generated Data Are Lasting Trends

Healthcare IT Today

Consumerism and the use of patient-generated data are no fads, but rather a lasting change to the healthcare landscape, according to a new survey conducted by Healthcare IT Today of our readers. According to the survey, perhaps the most-transformative trend emerging from healthcare consumerism was the use of consumer-facing health apps, which nearly half of […].

Consumers Like Generating Health Data, But Are Careful of How They Share It

Healthcare IT Today

New research suggests that while consumers are continuing to expand their use of digital health technologies, they’re still careful about with whom they share their health data. It also exposes an unexpected trend in which younger consumers are less trusting about such sharing than older ones. The survey, which was backed by Rock Health and […].

Sharing On Epic’s Care Everywhere Data Exchange Shoots Through The Roof As COVID-19 Sees Second Spike

Healthcare IT Today

For quite some time, critics have rightly complained about the difficulty providers have faced exchanging data stored in Epic EHRs. That’s been the case despite Epic offering a proprietary data-sharing tool named Care Everywhere which makes some degree of patient data sharing possible.

Can Facebook Place Itself At The Center of Health Data Collection?

Healthcare IT Today

This is the tale of a quiet effort by Facebook to take over (more of) our lives, in this case by sliding laterally into the healthcare business and collecting data on our medical habits. Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Security and Privacy Amazon Cambridge Analytica Consumer Health Facebook Preventive Health Health Data Health Data Collection Healthcare Consumerism HIPAA

FTC Settlement with Fertility Tracking App Maker Flo Health Over Data Disclosure Allegations

Healthcare IT Today

The company behind period and fertility-tracking app Flo Health has settled with the FTC over allegations that it engaged in inappropriate sharing of user data.

Physicians Increasingly Interested In Use of Patient-Generated Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

A new report from Stanford Medicine suggests that after years of holding it at arms’ length, physicians are becoming more comfortable with the use of patient-generated health data. According to a survey conducted for Stanford’s 2020 Health Trends Report, which polled more than 700 physicians, residents and medical students, the industry is seeing the rise […].

COVID-19 Pandemic Shines Spotlight On Need For Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

Despite the endless efforts healthcare organizations have made to support health data interoperability, the path still remains rocky.

UnitedHealthcare Offers Health Data Support For Medicare Advantage ACO

Healthcare IT Today

UnitedHealthcare has struck a deal with national physician group Privia Health under which it will offer more and better data on patients enrolled in the payer’s Medicare Advantage plans. AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT IT ACO Medicare Advantage Patient Health Data Physician Network Predictive Analytics Privia Health UnitedHealthcare

Diameter Health Closes $18M Series B to Accelerate Vision to Improve Health Data Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

This brings Diameter Health’s total funding to $30 million. “We

3 Fundamental Problems with Healthcare Interoperability and Can Digital Twin Technology Help?

Healthcare IT Today

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Small Wonder Providers Don’t Like Sharing Patient Data For Free. It’s Becoming Their Whole Business.

Healthcare IT Today

During the decade or so in which I’ve been following data interoperability, the cleverest people in the healthcare and technology industries have come together to make disparate systems work together effectively.

Group To Offer Health Data Access To Android Phone Users

Healthcare IT Today

In recent times, Apple has been making a number of public moves focused on getting its customers to pull their health data onto their iPhone. Using Apple’s Health app, consumers can have their health data downloaded automatically from any institution with which it has partnered. To date Apple’s list of partners stands at more than […].

In Survey, Many Healthcare Execs Unfamiliar With New Health Data Access And Sharing Rules

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey concludes that many health IT executives are not too familiar with new federal regulations which, among other things, require that patients have more access to their health records and forbid providers from hampering health data sharing across networks. Arguably, these results raise questions as to how seriously health execs take patient data […].

Teladoc Health data shows virtual mental healthcare boom

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Teladoc Health released findings Wednesday showing an enormous demand for virtual mental health care since the start of the pandemic. WHY IT MATTERS. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News. Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication

Do You Trust Google with Patient Data? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 25

Healthcare IT Today

For the 25th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re asking the question “Do You Trust Google with Patient Data?” For those who missed the news, Google Health has been working with Ascension Health on a number of health […] Many have reacted to the recent news that Ascension Health has been sharing 10s of millions of patient records with Google.

HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for HIPAA Business Associates to Share Health Data with Public Health Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

Roger Severino, OCR Director, announced that OCR will exercise it’s enforcement discretion and not impose penalties for violations of certain HIPAA provisions. Health IT Company Healthcare IT Regulations Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID-19 Data Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability HIPAA HIPAA Enforcement Discretion OCR PHI Public Health Roger Severino

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How Health Data Analytics Can Promote Payer-Provider Partnership

Healthcare IT Today

As healthcare makes the transition to value-based care, use of data analytics has become an essential tool for both payers and providers. This article explores progress so far and opportunities for payer and provider partnership on data-driven care initiatives. Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Consumer Centric Care Data-Driven Patient Engagement Health Data Analytics Member Engagement SDOH Social Determinants of Health Value Based Care

Anthem Testing Blockchain Tech As Backbone Of Patient Health Data Access Controls

Healthcare IT Today

While there’s been a lot of talk about the use of blockchain technology in healthcare, there haven’t been as many concrete options deployed as one might think. However, efforts underway at health insurance giant Anthem seem likely to bear fruit. According to an item in FierceHealthcare, the giant health insurer has big plans for blockchain, […].

Healthcare Assumptions You Should Bank On – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 20

Healthcare IT Today

For the 20th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Healthcare Assumptions You Should Bank On. We often talk to people are just entering the health IT space. The overwhelming theme from these people is that there are so many things in healthcare that they didn’t expect. For those of us working in […] When people from the tech community start working on healthcare, there are a lot of things that surprise them.

HIEs Must Shift From Health Data Sharing To Curating And Analyzing Data

Healthcare IT Today

After years of evolving and struggling to find a solid business model, HIEs have finally found a reasonably secure place in the healthcare system. The thing is, the job they’ve learned to do – serving as an exchange point for any and all data coming their way – may already be outmoded, according to Claudia […].

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Revisiting Some of 2018’s Most Significant Healthcare IT Topics in 2020

Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min In our 2018 Healthcare IT Year in Review post, we discussed the four most significant stories of 2018. The post Revisiting Some of 2018’s Most Significant Healthcare IT Topics in 2020 appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT. Global Amazon Apple Health Data Breach Healthcare IT SecurityThree of these topics continued to be front and center in 2019, and we wanted to review the advancements.

Alphabet’s Buyout of Fitbit Sets It Up To Rule The Consumer Health Data Business

Healthcare IT Today

The agreement positions it to become the top vendor in the maturing market for patient-generated health data. More specifically, it offers the Big Tech giant access to massive datasets drawn from more than […]. Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Alphabet Facebook FItBit Google Healthcare Big Data Healthcare M&A Patient-Generated Health Data PGHD

Human API Raises $20M+ in Series C Funding To Scale Consumer-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem

Healthcare IT Today

Human API, the company empowering consumers to connect and share electronic health data with companies they trust, announced today that it has raised over $20 million in Series C funding. Health IT Company Healthcare IT Allianz Life Ventures Andrei Pop BlueRun Ventures CNO Financial Group Guardian Life Insurance Company Human API Moneta VC Omada Health Paolo DeMartin Richard Dufty Samsung Ventures SCOR Life and Health Ventures Sean Duffy Thrive Global

Amazon Launches New Service Simplifying Healthcare Data Search and Analysis

Healthcare IT Today

Amazon Web Services is rolling out a new tool designed to make it simpler for healthcare organizations to work with their data. The new service, which is now available in preview, was designed to help healthcare and life sciences organizations aggregate […].

On the 6th Day of #HITChristmas … James Aita from Medicomp Systems

Healthcare IT Today

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Cerner Announces Agreement to Acquire Health Division of Kantar

Healthcare IT Today

Cerner Corporation today announced an agreement to acquire Kantar Health, a division of Kantar Group, for $375 million in cash, subject to adjustment. Kantar Health is a leading data, analytics and real-world evidence and commercial research consultancy serving the life science industry.

Changes to HIPAA, New Data Interoperability Rules, and the Impact of COVID-19 on ROI

Healthcare IT Today

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COVID-19 Driven Interoperability and What Does this Mean for Healthcare Interoperability Going Forward?

Healthcare IT Today

As part of our Healthcare IT 100 in 100, we asked a wide variety of healthcare interoperability experts to chime in on the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare interoperability. Plus, then we asked them how it will impact health data sharing going forward. Their responses were largely positive, but did highlight the challenges we still […].

How to Improve Risk Adjustment with NLP

Healthcare IT Today

The technology has expanded its use for the processing of health data over the last four or five years, and companies around the health technology and health plan provider ecosystems […].

When It Comes Telehealth Security, We Don’t Want A Free-For-All

Healthcare IT Today

In many areas of health IT, experimentation is good and may ultimately be to the benefit of users. On the other hand, when it comes to telehealth security, it’s looking more and more as though establishing routine practices and following security best practices is a good idea.

How Healthcare Data Sharing Failed Providers & Patients in the Pandemic

Healthcare IT Today

COVID-19 exposed many dangerous flaws in our healthcare system, not least of which is the inability of providers to easily share life-saving information wherever and whenever it’s needed. The following is a guest article by Sam Dorshorst, Account Executive at Documo.

Are You Ready for CMS 21st Century Cures Act Notification Requirements?

Healthcare IT Today

It’s crazy to look back at the last 6 months and think how much COVID-19 has taken over the conversation. While this is no surprise, it’s interesting to think that the last 6 months likely would have been occupied talking about the 21st Century Cures Act instead of COVID-19.

Withings, Redox Partner To Create EHR-Accessible Remote Monitoring Device

Healthcare IT Today

In addition to wearables, the Withings connected health line includes smart scales, hybrid smartwatches offering […].

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Value of Patient-Generated Health Data

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Payers and Healthcare networks must stay ahead of trends to protect against cybersecurity threats. Click HERE for how BHM develops high level protection for your data, addresses the c-suite cyber-security concerns, and proves it with HITRUST CSF. . Researchers interviewed leaders from health systems, EHR vendors and PGHD solution providers, as well as patients with chronic conditions.