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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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.

HHS Announces Investments For Health Information Exchanges

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to expand and accelerate innovative uses of electronic health information via health information exchanges (HIEs) to support state and local […]. The article HHS Announces Investments For Health Information Exchanges appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Apple’s health strategy: Democratizing health information

Mobi Health News

A chat with Apple VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai

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.

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

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

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 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. The rules, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), would increase choice and competition […].

“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.

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.

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).

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.

Addressing Patient Health Information In-Security at HIMSS 2018

Health Populi

And it’s in personal health information: a medical record is valued 8 to 10 times the price of a credit card on the black market. Accenture studied the impact of medical and personal information theft, estimating an impact on one in 13 patients between 2015 and 2019. The largest number of consumers will be for medical information theft will touch 25 million patients; and, 6 million people will be victims of medical identity theft.

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

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two proposed regulations aimed at promoting the interoperability of health information technology (health IT) and enabling patients to electronically access their health information. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS

California's red-hot test of health information exchange

Morning eHealth

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

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

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued for public comment draft two of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) that will support the full, network-to-network exchange of health information nationally. The article HHS Announces Next Steps In Advancing Interoperability of Health Information appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Global Pandemic: Accelerating The Adoption of HIEs

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Strategic Health Information Collaborative (SHIEC) Annual Conference took place again, this time as a five-week virtual event from August 17 […].

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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.

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. There are various challenges at the scale of a nationwide health information exchange: How do I find all the data holders for a given Patient? This solution is maturing nicely, although it has issues that are being worked on.

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

Insurance & HIPAA Privacy? MITRE-Harris Poll Shows Dark Side of Insurance Privacy Practices

Telebehavioral Health Institute

MITRE-Harris Poll Examines Dark Side of Insurance Privacy Here’s a chilling thought: health insurance companies and employers routinely search through private and public sources for consumer-generated health data related to their spending and streaming habits.

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#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.

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. In the Cures Act, Congress took steps to help improve the exchange of electronic health information. Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two rules […].

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. InterSystems announces it has been selected by the eHealth Exchange, the largest nationwide health information network connecting the public and private sectors, as the technology partner powering the network’s latest expansion plans. The network will implement InterSystems HealthShare suite of connected health solutions to help deliver the initial enhancements.

Health information executives beg for help on cyber

Morning eHealth

White House opioid summit Thursday — Cassidy introduces PDMP bill

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.

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

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The article The Importance of a Nursing Data Framework To Achieve Consistent Quality In Health Information Exchange appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial AI CCC system Crossing the Quality Chasm Dr. Luann Whittenburg ealth Information Exchange HIEs interoperabilityIllegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Luann Whittenburg, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Apple’s health strategy: Democratizing health information

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Industry Voices—3 ways health information exchanges have ushered in a new era by evolving their business models

FierceHealthIT

Industry Voices—3 ways health information exchanges have ushered in a new era by evolving their business models. treed. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 13:20

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

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

HHS Announces Health IT Awardees Focused on Data Sharing to Support Clinical Care, Research, and Improved Outcomes

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announces four awards totaling more than $2.7

The Importance of Recording SDOH Data In Medical Records

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Pursley, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, director of health information management excellence, AHIMA. My organization, the American Health Information Management […].

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). Digital Health Healthcare Information Technology Innovation Uncategorized AI blockchain Groundhog Day health information technology health IT health IT adoption HIMSS 2018 HIT buzzword bingo interoperability telemedicine

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. Editorial DirectTrust Summit health information exchange interoperability protected health informationIllegal copying is prohibited.

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

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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