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). It’s a long way from 1998, I’ll tell you.

Harnessing Early Adopters in Health IT

Mobile Health Matters

Part of the thrill of working in health IT comes from bringing something more than just a cool widget to market. And, as part of the development process, we seek to partner with health systems to address their specific challenges. Is Being an Early Adopter Worth It?

HIMSS 2019: The Mainstreaming of Health IT, from Jim Cramer to Opioid Risk Scores

Health Populi

At that moment in the Twitterverse, it occurred to me that health IT as a consumer-facing industry was beginning to mainstream in America. Cramer’s pronouncement led to a tweetstorm where hundreds of tweeters in and outside of health/care talked back and with Cramer.

Nudging Patients to Use EHRs: Moving Toward a Tipping Point for Consumer Health IT

Health Populi

patients were offered online access to their health records by providers or insurers, and one-half of them accessed the EHR at least once in the last year. So why don’t patients use online health records yet? Half of U.S.

Health IT implementation best practices

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

HIT Best Practices Series This 20-part series examines in-depth what it takes to deploy today's most necessary technology and tools, with expert advice from IT pros who are leading the charge. Information and technology comprise the backbone of smart, digital hospitals and systems.

Harnessing Early Adopters in Health IT

HiTech Answers

By Scott Corbitt - Part of the thrill of working in health IT comes from bringing something more than just a cool widget to market. The post Harnessing Early Adopters in Health IT appeared first on HITECH Answers: HIPAA, MIPS, EHR, Cybersecurity News. Health Information Technology AirStrip Health IT Innovation Mobile Health Matters Scott Corbitt

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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. In our early years it’s priced as a great bargain for a full day.

What physicians can learn from anthropologists

KevinMD

Since the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, it has been said that health tech would dramatically revolutionize health care and the patient experience. Tech Health IT Public Health & Polic

HIMSS Analytics looks at top health IT priorities in Europe

Mobi Health News

Hospital IT executives in Europe share many of the same priorities and face many similar challenges as CIOs in other regions of the globe, including the United States, according to the HIMSS Analytics Annual European eHealth Survey 2018 released on Wednesday.

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

For starters, it’s not new! What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. Another arena in which CHIME is seeking to be a convener is in designing health IT approaches to address the opioid epidemic.

Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. Another arena in which CHIME is seeking to be a convener is in designing health IT approaches to address the opioid epidemic.

Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. Another arena in which CHIME is seeking to be a convener is in designing health IT approaches to address the opioid epidemic.

Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. After that, you can listen on demand (See podcast information below.)

Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. After that, you can listen on demand (See podcast information below.) Health Care Law and Consulting.

Leslie Krigstein of CHIME on Health IT Challenges and Opportunities – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Leslie Krigstein comes to the health IT policy arena both as the VP of CHIME for congressional affairs and as a family member of a cancer patient. After that, you can listen on demand (See podcast information below.)

A Look Back on Health IT in 2017

HiTech Answers

By Mobile Health Matters - 2017 was a roller-coaster ride for healthcare, marked by exciting innovation, damaging cyberattacks, periods of lulls and disruptive change. The post A Look Back on Health IT in 2017 appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. Health Information Technology AirStrip Angela Pierce Aparna Bala Mobile Health Matters Nancy Pratt

Patients, Health Consumers, People, Citizens: Who Are We In America?

Health Populi

“Patients as Consumers” is the theme of the Health Affairs issue for March 2019. Health care consumerism is a central focus in my work, and so it’s no surprise that I’ve consumed every bit of this publication. [In

ONC Report on Health Information Blocking: A Solid Double, But NOT a Home Run

E-CareManagement Blog

Last Friday ONC (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT) released a long-awaited Report On Health Information Blocking. It’s not a home run: the report misses the opportunity to describe a comprehensive approach to combat information blocking.

Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – January 2018

HiTech Answers

The post Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – January 2018 appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. Health Information Technology Anshu Jindal Art Gross Dr. Nick van Terheyden Jeffrey Shuren Kayla Matthews Lee Horner Matthew Fisher Mobile Health Matters Nancy Pratt Sarianne Gruber Scott Gottlieb MD Top Guest PostsThe thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today.

Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes

HiTech Answers

As health systems focused on ensuring doctors had access to state-of-the-art health IT to monitor their patients when they couldn’t be at the bedside. The post Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. Health Information Technology AirStrip Aparna Bala Mobile Health Matters nurse-physician collaboration

The Smartphone Is the Consumer’s Personal Health Platform – Implications from Deloitte’s 2018 Survey

Health Populi

I’ve mined the US data of this global survey to divine insights for health/care. I discussed that important public health/economic challenge here in Health Populi from a RAND report.].

ONC Announces Recipients of Two Health IT Awards

Healthcare Informatics

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced awards to two awardees under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health IT opportunity

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Healthcare Guys

This byline focuses on the efforts of David Conejo, CEO, RMCHCS Hospital who spoke on the Health IT Expo Data Integration Panel, May 31 at 2:30 pm.). This reputation also killed many resident’s spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness, and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. Native American youth have the highest rates of alcoholism of any racial group in the country, according to the National Institutes of Health.

EHRs can advance good medicine: if doctors are aware of the risks

KevinMD

Nearly all hospitals and 80 percent of medical practices use electronic health records (EHRs), presumably to help improve access to health information and increase productivity. Tech Health IT Primary Care

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A Leading CHIO Discusses the VA’s Progress on Health IT Innovation

Healthcare Informatics

chief health information officer at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, details how the VHA is leveraging health IT to change the way patients experience medical care and to improve health outcomes Francine Sandrow, M.D.,

Rural Health IT Workforce Program

Medicine and Technology

Want to improve health care in rural communities? Be a part of the Rural Health IT Workforce Program. government health it rural health

Streamlining Healthcare Innovation: Working Together to Improve Digital Health Regulations

HiTech Answers

The post Streamlining Healthcare Innovation: Working Together to Improve Digital Health Regulations appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. Health Information Technology AirStrip Desiree Crawford Digital Health Health IT Innovation Mobile Health MattersBy Desiree Crawford - This is a watershed moment in healthcare.

The Consumer and the Payor, Bingo and Trust: My Day At Medecision Liberator Bootcamp

Health Populi

To succeed in the business of health information technology (HIT), a company has to be very clear on the problems it’s trying to address. Earlier this week, I spent a day with Medecision’s digital health team, aka ‘the Liberators.’ Health insurance plans?

How to Make Healthcare More Intelligent and Trustworthy: Accenture’s Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

The proliferation and evolution of digital technologies in health care have the potential to do good or harm, depending on their application. Doing good and abstaining from doing harm can engender trust between patients, providers, and other stakeholders in health.

Study Finds Health IT Adoption Has Positive Effect on Medical Outcomes

Healthcare Informatics

In a recently published study, two healthcare researchers analyzed the effect of the adoption of health information technology on medical outcomes since 2011

Consumer Trust, Privacy and Healthcare – Considering #HIMSS18 in the Stark Light of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Health Populi

We who work in healthcare must pose the questions: going forward, how trusting will patients, consumers and caregivers be sharing their personal health information (PHI)? Cyber-breaches are a new-normal in health care. What a difference a couple of weeks make….

How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

Health Populi

It’s National Health IT Week in the US, so I’m kicking off the week with this post focused on how digital health can bolster economic development. The policy’s acronym fully spelled-out was the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009.

The Digital Health Consumer According to Rock Health

Health Populi

Looking for health information online is just part of being a normal, mainstream health consumer, according to the third Rock Health Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey published this week. adults were online health information hunters.

How Patient Portals Are Failing Healthcare — And Our Patients

HitPoint Blog

Similarly, healthcare providers can achieve at least three big benefits from patients’ portal-usage: greater efficiencies, cost-savings and improved health outcomes — again, only if patients use their portals. Eighty percent of Internet users, about 93 million Americans, have searched on health-related topics online ( Pew Reseach -2018). Why don’t more consumers seek their own health information or use portals to participate in their personal healthcare?

If Data Is The New Oil in Healthcare, Will It Be Safe to Drink? The Accenture Digital Health Tech Vision 2018

Health Populi

With the vast majority of patients’ medical records now digitized in electronic health records systems, the opportunities to mine, learn from, and act on the findings are promising for U.S. But can we nudge stakeholders in health and healthcare to “do no harm?”.

How One Hospital System Baked Love Into Their Health App

Health Populi

On July 18, 2017, Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, tweeted this: When I saw this tweet, I was especially struck by Gomes’s phrase, “Designed & developed with heart/love by my @DICEGRP.”

#Engage4Health: How Patients Are Morphing Into Healthcare Consumers, for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

This blog appears today as part of a #HIMSS18 primer series for attendees, and the industry at large, to discuss major health IT issues that will help move health and healthcare delivery forward in 2018 – and beyond.

Senior health IT official Genevieve Morris resigns from her positions at ONC, VA

FierceHealthIT

Genevieve Morris, who served as the principal deputy national coordinator for health IT at ONC, and the acting chief health information officer at the VA, announced her resignation from both agencies Friday. Over the last few weeks, it has become clear to me that VA’s leadership intends to take the EHR modernization effort in a different direction than we were headed," she wrote in her resignation letter

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

The CMS Blog

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients. GDP, making it more difficult with each passing year for CMS to ensure healthcare to not only its beneficiaries of today, but generations of beneficiaries in the future. It is the system that has become the centerpiece of policy debates, and it is the system that has become more about sustaining itself than serving patients. We are evaluating the data we have and how best to apply it to our mission.