Hot 2020 Health Information Management and Health Information Technology Topics

Healthcare IT Today

As we head into 2020, I reached out to a number of people in Health Information Management (HIM) and Health Information Technology (HIT) to hear their thoughts on these hot topics: Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), Privacy and Security of Health Information, Medical Coding Standards, and Patient Matching.

Patients: Take back your health information. Here’s how.

KevinMD

Have you ever wondered why your personal health information essentially belongs to your health care provider or institution? I mean: why do they keep your information under lock and key, and you have to sign a release to get it? Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Primary CareAfter all, it’s your blood that they just pulled out and tested, it’s your body […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.

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Apple’s health strategy: Democratizing health information

Mobi Health News

A chat with Apple VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai

Ro launches WebMD-like health information website

Mobi Health News

The new site contains information about sexual health, hair loss, weight management, diabetes, men's health and allergies.

Health Information Technology: 7 Issues To Consider

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. There are many uses of information technology in healthcare. The article Health Information Technology: 7 Issues To Consider appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

HHS Proposes New Rules to Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today proposed new rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information.

AHIMA Partners with Area9 Lyceum To Offer Adaptive Learning Features In Health Information Management (HIM) Academic Programs

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is partnering with adaptive learning systems leader Area9 Lyceum to add an adaptive learning component to health information management (HIM) academic programs. Editorial American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Area9 Lyceum health information management lrik Juul Christensen Wylecia Wiggs Harris

Draft Federal Health IT Strategic Plan Supports Patient Access to Their Own Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the draft 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for public comment. The draft plan outlines federal health information technology (health IT) goals and objectives to ensure that individuals have access to their electronic health information to help enable them to manage their health and shop […].

HHS Extends Comment Period For Proposed Rules To Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

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“Seeing Is Not Believing:” Consumers Concerned About the Accuracy of Online Health Information

Health Populi

“Seeing is not believing” when it comes to people seeing health information on social networks. Four in five people seeking healthcare information online in social media are concerned about the accuracy of that information served up.

Apple is developing custom health information tracking chips

Mobi Health News

The custom sensor would measure information from the body beyond heart rate, report says

ONC Awards The Sequoia Project a Cooperative Agreement for the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement to Support Advancing Nationwide Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announces that The Sequoia Project has been awarded a cooperative agreement to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE). Illegal copying is prohibited.

Wisconsin Health Information Organization Partners with SymphonyCare To Deliver All Payer Claims Database

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) and its technology partner, SymphonyCare, today announced the launch of WHIO 2.0, a next generation All Payer Claims Database (APCD) aimed at delivering informational assets with greater flexibility, analytical innovations and user-friendly applications to meet the emerging needs of their customers.

Partnership will see Amazon Alexa provide access to NHS-verified health information

Mobi Health News

The tech giant's partnership with the NHS was first announced last year.

HHS Announces Next Steps In Advancing Interoperability of Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

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Protecting Patient Health Information in the Workplace

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Protecting Patient Health Information in the Workplace A large portion of healthcare breaches occur due to human error, whether it is a lost/stolen device, clicking on a phishing email, or accidental disclosure of protected health information (PHI).

Nationwide Health Information Exchange on #FHIR

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Most use of FHIR today is as an API to an organizations health information (EHR). I have plenty of articles on how a Nationwide Health Information Exchange (HIE) could be built with the IHE XD* family of profiles.

California's red-hot test of health information exchange

Morning eHealth

NIST on securing remote monitors — Neural nets as good as sleep doctors

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The article New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. By David Dallago, former chairman, McKinley County Commission.

Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: Making Electronic Health Information Available to Patients and Providers

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. On Tuesday, March 26, the Senate health committee will hold a hearing on implementation of the electronic health information provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act.

InterSystems Selected as Primary Technology Partner for Nation’s Longest Standing Public-Private Health Information Network

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The network will implement InterSystems HealthShare suite of connected health solutions to help deliver the initial enhancements.

The Importance of a Nursing Data Framework To Achieve Consistent Quality In Health Information Exchange

Electronic Health Reporter

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NHS partners with Amazon to provide health information through Alexa

FierceHealthIT

s National Health Service has partnered with tech giant Amazon to enable patients to access verified health information using Alexa devices. The U.K.’s The NHS touts the initiative as particularly helpful for those who cannot access the internet

#SPM2018 speakers @_AngelaKennedy and daughter Grace: “Personal Health Information is Saving Grace”

Society for Participatory Medicine

17 in Boston, attached to the prestigious Connected Health conference. Due to a lack of and incorrect personal health information, Grace was being treated for conditions she did not have.

Anthem launching new app offering personalized health information, texting with doctors

FierceHealthIT

Health insurer Anthem has launched a new mobile app that enables its 40 million members to get quicker access to personalized health information and text with a doctor for follow-up advice for less than the cost of a copay

In Shrewd Move, Amazon Quietly Captures Huge Store Of UK Health Information

Healthcare IT Today

Amazon has quietly struck a data-sharing deal with England’s National Health Service giving it free access to a range of health data from British consumers.

Apple’s health strategy: Democratizing health information

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Health information executives beg for help on cyber

Morning eHealth

White House opioid summit Thursday — Cassidy introduces PDMP bill

Privacy experts skeptical of Facebook’s moves to protect sensitive health information

FierceHealthIT

Facebook announced changes to its platform that it says will give users more privacy when discussing health conditions or sharing health information in closed groups. Privacy experts and patient advocates say these changes do not go far enough to protect users’ personal health information and ensure that the data will not be collected or used

DirectTrust Announces Second Annual Summit; Speakers Sought

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. DirectTrust also announced its call for speaker proposals is now open to health information industry experts interested in speaking at the Summit.

Health IT and Vegas: Made for Each Other

Digital Health

I was in Las Vegas at HIMSS this last week, which, for the uninitiated, is a veritable orgy of health information technology (HIT). Someone from HIMSS leadership told me that over 42,000 people had shown up and they were expecting closer to 45,000.

Collection, use of consumer data puts sensitive health information at risk, groups say

FierceHealthIT

The information that consumers share online, including sensitive health data, is being collected, shared with third parties and sold, often without consumers’ awareness, and that is putting consumers’ privacy and data at risk, according to many federal lawmakers and consumer groups

What the Hell Is Going On with Healthcare Interoperability?

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed its annual year-end report to Congress at the start of 2019.

AHIMA19 Celebrated Innovation and Global Impact At the Annual Conference

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Wylecia Wiggs Harris, CEO, American Health Information Management Association. At the AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference, leaders in health information management (HIM) shared innovations in healthcare and addressed issues affecting patient access to their health records including the privacy, accuracy and interoperability of that information.

Health information exchanges prepare for patient displacement as Hurricane Michael gains steam

FierceHealthIT

As Hurricane Michael descended on the Florida panhandle Wednesday morning, HIEs in surrounding states were preparing to activate an emergency data sharing infrastructure to ensure clinicians have updated medical information on displaced patients

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AHIMA Recommendations During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Release of patient information during COVID-19 What insiders have long known has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic: health data is […]. Editorial AHIMA American Health Information Management Association COVID-19 Julie Pursley Dooling Release of patient information during COVID-19 Telehealth during COVID-19Illegal copying is prohibited.

Patient Matching: The Battle Isn’t Over, But We’re Getting Closer (And You Can Join Us In the Fight)

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PHD, CAE, CEO, American Health Information Management Association. Despite gains in medical technology and the use of electronic health records (EHRs), medical errors related to patient identification continue to pose significant, […]. Editorial American Health Information Management Association patient matching Wylecia Wiggs Harris

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HIE Launches New COVID-19 Data Monitoring Platform

Healthcare IT Today

The following is an interview with Jaime Bland, CEO of Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII). Tell us about the new COVID-19 Data Monitoring Platform that NEHII launched. What does it accomplish and how does it work?

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Penalties For Violating HIPAA

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Editorial Consequences of violating HIPAA Definition of covered entities and business associates HIPAA Ken Lynch Penalties For Violating HIPAA protected health information Reciprocity Labs

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Healthcare In 2030: Discussing The Future of Blockchain and The Road To Adoption

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Editorial blockchain Chrissa McFarlane health information exchange Jonathan Fuchs Patientory Patientory AssociationIllegal copying is prohibited. By Chrissa McFarlane, CEO, Patientory, and Jonathan Fuchs, FACHE, member of the board, Patientory Association. As we approach a new decade, there are a plethora of predictions being made around the future of the healthcare […].