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.

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Healthcare Guys

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps. This reputation also killed many residents’ spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region.

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Healthcare Guys

For many years Northwest New Mexico’s Gallup ranked number one nationally in the number of alcohol-related deaths.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.

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! 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.

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.

Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Editorial 21st Century CURES Act Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Don Rucker Eric D. Hargan information blocking interoperability patient health information Seema Verma

AHIMA and AHCA Partner To Train Skilled Nursing Facilities In Coding Ahead of Upcoming Reimbursement Overhaul

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare […]. Editorial American Health Information Management Association ICD-10-CM Patient Driven Payment Model

Telemedicine vs. In-Person Visits: Which is Higher Quality?

GlobalMed

Patients suffer longer and pay more when doctors miss key medical information and provide an incorrect diagnosis. Given that some new Medicare rules for reimbursement mandate a visit minimum of 20 minutes, it’s clear that telemedicine can help many patients enjoy increased attention.

Medicare Holds Out Promise of Health Record Access Revolution

Society for Participatory Medicine

The possible new mandates, buried in a 479-page Federal Register “Notice of Proposed Rule Making” from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), could become part of hospital “conditions of participation” in Medicare. What does “health information” mean?

OIG: Medicare ACOs have yet to realize full potential of health IT

Healthcare Guys

Medicare accountable care organizations aren’t using electronic health records to their full potential, a new report shows. addition, most of the ACOs used data to group patients according to the potential severity and cost of their health conditions

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Breaking the Cycle of Financial Toxicity

GlobalMed

Hospital stays, outpatient visits, tests and medications can all add up, even when patients have health insurance. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that of $3.5 Deductibles in job-based health plans in the U.S.

12 Ways Telehealth is Saving Small Hospitals

GlobalMed

Improve community and population health. Avoid Medicare readmission penalties. Drexel University’s Robert Field , a law and health management professor and Wharton lecturer, observed that major hospital systems are not only growing in size, but growing more sophisticated.

7 Ways School-Based Telemedicine Helps Kids

GlobalMed

Virtual health solutions are becoming standard in both the traditional nurse’s office and school-based health centers (SBHCs) and they’re treating a rising number of children. School-Based Health Centers and Telemedicine.

Providing After-Hours Healthcare with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

adults struggled to get health care at nights and on weekends without visiting the emergency room. Providers can leverage virtual health from their homes to treat these conditions during evenings and weekends. It’s Friday evening.

6 Ways to Drive Higher Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

Fortunately, there’s a solution that can benefit both provider revenue and population health: telemedicine. Medicaid is the largest payer for mental health services in the United States. Health Information Technology Patient Engagement Reimbursement Resource Management Virtual Care

Creating a 360-Degree View of The Continuum of Care

GlobalMed

But 21 st century healthcare operates more like a matrix, involving interactions with doctors, pharmacies, health plans, caregivers, therapists and nursing facilities – sometimes simultaneously. She lives alone and relies on her Social Security check and Medicare. Home health care.

CMS announces MyHealthEData Initiative and Medicare Blue Button 2.0

Medicine and Technology

MyHealthEData aims to empower patients by ensuring that they control their healthcare data and can decide how their data is going to be used, all while keeping that information safe and secure. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – including its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) – as well as the U.S.

Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

One of the most obvious benefits of blockchain resides in improving privacy of electronic health records. Herding a patient’s data from many sources into a single record has always been a lofty goal of digital health. According to an excellent whitepaper describing a case study of Medrec , a platform utilizing blockchain technology, health information interoperability is facilitated with the use of blockchain.

Modernizing Medicare to Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies

CMS.gov

Modernizing Medicare to Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies. Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Modernizing Medicare to Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies. Today we are announcing a revision of Medicare’s local coverage determination process, which will pave the way to expanded access to new technologies. However, while medical technology is developing at a rapid pace, Medicare’s payment systems haven’t always been as quick to change.

Privacy Issues with Patient Portals

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Payers stay informed with information security trends to protect their patients’ data. It can be difficult to effectively document sensitive health information of pediatric patients and older adults whose family members have access to their patient portals without violating the patient’s privacy, according to a viewpoint article in AAP News and Journals.

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The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health is unquestionably becoming part of healthcare lexicon and fabric. Electronic health records (EHRs) and personal fitness trackers have helped create awareness through use. The entrepreneurial enthusiasm for the healthcare space is evident by the volume of digital health incubators , medical school innovation centers, and angel investors. Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) have been woefully underfunded and have fallen short of their vision.

CMS At AHIMA: Electronic Data Exchange Is the Future of Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Access to data and the interoperability of health information has the power to change the face of healthcare, according to Alexandra Mugge, deputy chief health informatics officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Addressing leaders in health information management (HIM) at the AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference, the American Health Information […].

Health Home Program and Data: New Challenges for Care Plans

Perficient

The Affordable Care Act of 2010, Section 2703, introduced Health Home Program (HHP) for Medicaid recipients with chronic conditions. The Center for Medicare Services (CMS) oversees the Health Home Program, but each state has a health home authority that creates and manages their HHP.

ONC Supports CMS proposed CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule

Healthcare Guys

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of the CY 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, is proposing a historic shift in the documentation requirements associated with clinician office-based Evaluation and Management (E/M) visits for Medicare. The post ONC Supports CMS proposed CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule appeared first on Health IT Buzz.

Focus on Technology for Older Adults Sharpens in 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

In January, 2019, the coordinating body for Health IT (ONC) released interoperability advice, connecting people to their care , that requires representing the relationship between a patient and another person (provider, caregiver, or family member).

Physicians and Technology: Avoiding Burnout

Advanced Medical Reviews

Another is the often time-consuming process of meeting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for quality and clinical reporting. Clinical information and documentation are all streamlined through our web interface.

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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. As the only health economist in the family of the 2018 HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors, this is a voice through which I can uniquely speak.

ACOs with Multiple EHRs Struggle with IT Health Care Coordination

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The report is based on an evaluation of six Medicare ACOs. OIG conducted interviews with staff and providers at the six ACOs about how they use health IT and the challenges that remain.

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Data breaches raise new concerns about Australia’s e-Health record

Lloyd Price

There have been calls for another stay on the roll out of Australia’s troubled My Health Record digital patient data scheme after figures revealed an increase in the number of data breaches.

Understanding the Value of Remote Patient Monitoring

InTouch Health

Why More Hospitals and Health Systems Are Investing in RPM. Remote patient monitoring (RPM), or monitoring the health of a patient from a remote location, is changing the way providers think about healthcare. They can use live video and audio and wearable devices like heart monitors, ankle bracelets, and blood sugar monitors to monitor and record a patient’s health status from a remote location.

Electronic Health Records Vendor to Pay $57.25 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Healthcare Guys

Greenway Health LLC (Greenway), a Tampa, Florida-based developer of electronic health records (EHR) software, will pay $57.25

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How far away is Healthcare from a platform-dominated Digital business model?

Lloyd Price

Over the past few years, several healthcare focused cloud-based digital platforms – or health clouds - have been announced by big tech firms such as Salesforce, Microsoft, and Google. Health insurance companies have firmly adopted consumerism as the focus of their digital efforts.

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RMCHCS integrates Zoeticx healthcare apps to drive revenue with better patient outcomes

Healthcare Guys

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. Hospital fights addiction with behavioral health apps.

How a New Mexico facility is using IT to battle addiction

Healthcare Guys

The National Institute of Health reported that Native American youth have the highest rates of alcoholism of any racial group in the country. In addition to addiction, another behavioral health related disease afflicting the territory is diabetes.

Hospital Ups Patient Care and Revenue By Integrating Data With AWV, Chronic Care Management and Care Transition Apps

Healthcare Guys

Hospital CEO David Conejo has turned to health information technology in his pursuit of behavioral health care remedies to treat patient addiction while leveraging government insurance changes in Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), under the Obama Administration. To achieve this, he recognized the need for the convergence of hospital information across clinical, financial, and operational systems.

A startup with a cause – championing the individual in navigating health care

Digital Health Today

Interview with Kash Kapadia, Founder and CEO of Anchor Health. At the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, CA, I had the pleasure of having coffee with Kash Kapadia, Founder and CEO of Anchor Health. If you add in health care taxes, it’s even more.

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with High Tech Prescriptions To Reach Out to Navajo Reservations

Healthcare Guys

New Mexican organizations are combining new behavioral health high tech and low-tech strategies to fight addiction across Navajo reservations in Northern New Mexico. Health Information Technology in High Gear. By David Dallago, Former Chairman of McKinley County Commission.

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?

The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 1) — Amazon and Apple

Phoenix Health Systems

In early 2018 Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced the formation of an independent health care company aimed at improving healthcare and reducing its costs for their 1.2 CEO Gawande wrote on Haven’s website, “We will create new solutions and work to change systems, technologies, contracts, policy, and whatever else is in the way of better health care.” Osman Ahktar, former COO of Fairview Health.

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The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 1) — Amazon and Apple

Phoenix Health Systems

In early 2018 Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced the formation of an independent health care company aimed at improving healthcare and reducing its costs for their 1.2 CEO Gawande wrote on Haven’s website, “We will create new solutions and work to change systems, technologies, contracts, policy, and whatever else is in the way of better health care.” Osman Ahktar, former COO of Fairview Health.