The New Health Information Exchange from Cloudticity: NLP, Catalogs, and Standards

Healthcare IT Today

Rapid exchange of patient data is crucial not only for coordinating care, but for research and public health.

Statements from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Interoperability Flexibilities amid the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in conjunction with the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced a policy of enforcement discretion […]. Editorial CMS Administrator COVID-19 Don Rucker healthcare interoperability delay interoperability delay National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Seema Verma

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How Young People Are Using Digital Tools to Help Deal with Mental Health

Health Populi

For most young people, the public health crisis has been more about that social distancing from friends, a collective sense of isolation, and mental and behavioral health impacts. sought health information online in 2020, a slight decline from 2018.

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 & Policy

On the 9th Day of #HITChristmas … Keith Boone from Audacious Inquiry

Healthcare IT Today

Note: In case you missed the other 12 Days of #HITChristmas, you can start with the first day here along with the story behind #HITChristmas or read all 12 days here as they are published.

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How Public Health Crises Have Advanced Medical Technologies

InTouch Health

Several major health crises forced the industry to reconsider the status quo, leading to sweeping changes throughout the United States’ health system. Local governments also started investing in detailed health statistics, so they could track the spread of the disease.

OCR Settlements on the Rise as HHS Resumes Enforcement

Telebehavioral Health Institute

OCR Settlements on the Rise as HHS Resumes Enforcement With two OCR settlements announced within the span of a week, it seems the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has resumed its enforcement efforts.

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The Future of Health Is “Now,” Deloitte Says; But Are Consumers Living and Loving It?

Health Populi

The pandemic has become a sort of forcing function on all aspects of daily living, include health care. Deloitte’s latest wave of health care consumer market research updates the COVID-19 impacts on the U.S. Health Consumers, Deloitte polled 4,522 U.S.

Data Well-Being: A Pillar of Health Citizenship for US Consumers

Health Populi

consumers believe they have an obligation to share personal health information to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Only one-third of Americans would be willing to share their temperature, 29% their location, and one-fourth information about their chronic conditions.

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

Health Populi

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment.

Health Consumers Value Sharing and Downloading Health Data, But Privacy Concerns Remain

Health Populi

are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. Pew collaborated with Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research to conduct a survey in June and July 2020 among 1,213 U.S. consumers’ adoption of digital health technology stalled.

Wistful Thinking: The National Health Spending Forecast In a Land Without COVID-19

Health Populi

health care spending will grow to 20% of the national economy by 2028, forecasted in projections pre-published in the April 2020 issue of Health Affairs, National Health Expenditure (NHE) Projections. medical spending in Health Affairs in 2003.

World Health Day 2019: Let’s Celebrate Food, Climate, Insurance Coverage and Connectivity

Health Populi

Today, 7 April, is World Health Day. With that in mind, I devote this post to three key social determinants of health (SDOH) that are top-of-mind for me these days: food for health, climate change, and universal health coverage. UHC happens to be WHO’s focus for World Health Day 2019. [As As a bonus, I’ll add in a fourth SDOH in the Hot Points for good measure and health-making]. Why a World Health Day?

10 Years After the HITECH Act: Assessing the Federal Government’s Subsidization of Electronic Health Record Adoption

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. It was such a beautiful, logical vision: The creation of “an electronic circulatory system for health information that nourishes the practice of medicine, research, and public health, making health care professionals better at what they do and the American people healthier,” as David Blumenthal, the […]. Illegal copying is prohibited.

HealthBI’s Scott McFarland says Step Away From the Fax Machine — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Scott McFarland is President of HealthBI , where he leads the organization’s health information technology platform team. After that, you can listen on demand (See podcast information below.) The practices get information to help address social determinants of health via the platform as well. Four years in, the company is seeing positive results in terms of gaps in care closed, across the domains of both behavioral health and physical medicine.

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Long-Term Telehealth Policies are Required to Continue Improving Healthcare Access, Affordability and Equity

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Stephanie Jamison, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Greenway Health, a leading health information technology services provider.

Voting for Health in 2020

Health Populi

voters were driven to polls with health care on their minds. The key issues for health care voters were costs (for care and prescription drugs) and access (read: protecting pre-existing conditions and expanding Medicaid). Health is translating across all definitions for U.S.

HealthBI’s Scott McFarland says Step Away From the Fax Machine — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Scott McFarland is President of HealthBI , where he leads the organization’s health information technology platform team. The practices get information to help address social determinants of health via the platform as well. Four years in, the company is seeing positive results in terms of gaps in care closed, across the domains of both behavioral health and physical medicine. Health Care Law and Consulting.

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HealthBI’s Scott McFarland says Step Away From the Fax Machine — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Scott McFarland is President of HealthBI , where he leads the organization’s health information technology platform team. The practices get information to help address social determinants of health via the platform as well. Four years in, the company is seeing positive results in terms of gaps in care closed, across the domains of both behavioral health and physical medicine. Health Care Law and Consulting.

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HealthBI’s Scott McFarland says Step Away From the Fax Machine — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Scott McFarland is President of HealthBI , where he leads the organization’s health information technology platform team. After that, you can listen on demand (See podcast information below.) The practices get information to help address social determinants of health via the platform as well. Four years in, the company is seeing positive results in terms of gaps in care closed, across the domains of both behavioral health and physical medicine.

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HealthBI’s Scott McFarland says Step Away From the Fax Machine — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Scott McFarland is President of HealthBI , where he leads the organization’s health information technology platform team. After that, you can listen on demand (See podcast information below.) The practices get information to help address social determinants of health via the platform as well. Four years in, the company is seeing positive results in terms of gaps in care closed, across the domains of both behavioral health and physical medicine.

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HealthBI’s Scott McFarland says Step Away From the Fax Machine — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Scott McFarland is President of HealthBI , where he leads the organization’s health information technology platform team. After that, you can listen on demand (See podcast information below.) The practices get information to help address social determinants of health via the platform as well. Four years in, the company is seeing positive results in terms of gaps in care closed, across the domains of both behavioral health and physical medicine.

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HealthBI’s Scott McFarland says Step Away From the Fax Machine — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Scott McFarland is President of HealthBI , where he leads the organization’s health information technology platform team. After that, you can listen on demand (See podcast information below.) The practices get information to help address social determinants of health via the platform as well. Four years in, the company is seeing positive results in terms of gaps in care closed, across the domains of both behavioral health and physical medicine.

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HealthBI’s Scott McFarland says Step Away From the Fax Machine — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Scott McFarland is President of HealthBI , where he leads the organization’s health information technology platform team. After that, you can listen on demand (See podcast information below.) The practices get information to help address social determinants of health via the platform as well. Four years in, the company is seeing positive results in terms of gaps in care closed, across the domains of both behavioral health and physical medicine.

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Video: Farzad Mostashari on patient engagement, ‘physician ACOs’

Meaningful HIT News

As I alluded to earlier, I was leaving the press room one afternoon at HIMSS14, and there I see former national health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari hanging around Gregg Masters and Dr. Pat Salber of Health Innovation Media. Mostashari, now a visiting fellow at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institute in Washington, discussed how the years of searching for a business model to coordinate care and engage patients is finally starting to pay off.

Transforming Disaster Recovery with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

Recently GlobalMed’s Chief Clinical Officer Gigi Sorenson and Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Dean Smith presented talks about disaster recovery and telemedicine at the International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency. Maartens conference focused on public health challenges after hurricanes. Chemical spills and contaminated water, food, air and soil can cause environmental health issues.”.

Melinda Gates: This is not a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Henry Kotula

To effectively roll out a vaccine, Gates believes you need to first give it to health workers, then to high-risk groups, then distribute it equitably to different countries and communities. That is, they have underlying health conditions, some of the ones that we’ve talked about before.

More Provider Relief Funds On the Way: Beware Updated Terms and Conditions

Health Law Blog | Telehealth

Providers without adequate cost report data on file must submit their revenue information through a portal at [link] beginning next week. Recipients must use the payment only to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, and that the payment shall reimburse the recipients only for health care related expenses or lost revenues that are attributable to coronavirus. An additional $10 billion will go to hospitals in rural areas and rural health clinics (“RHCs”).

More Provider Relief Funds On the Way: Beware Updated Terms and Conditions

Health Law Blog | Telehealth

Providers without adequate cost report data on file must submit their revenue information through a portal at [link] beginning next week. Recipients must use the payment only to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, and that the payment shall reimburse the recipients only for health care related expenses or lost revenues that are attributable to coronavirus. An additional $10 billion will go to hospitals in rural areas and rural health clinics (“RHCs”).

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. These perspectives reinforce each other as she works to improve the regulatory landscape shaping security and interoperability in her role at CHIME overseeing congressional engagement efforts focused on effective use of health IT. 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. These perspectives reinforce each other as she works to improve the regulatory landscape shaping security and interoperability in her role at CHIME overseeing congressional engagement efforts focused on effective use of health IT.

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. These perspectives reinforce each other as she works to improve the regulatory landscape shaping security and interoperability in her role at CHIME overseeing congressional engagement efforts focused on effective use of health IT. 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. These perspectives reinforce each other as she works to improve the regulatory landscape shaping security and interoperability in her role at CHIME overseeing congressional engagement efforts focused on effective use of health IT. 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. These perspectives reinforce each other as she works to improve the regulatory landscape shaping security and interoperability in her role at CHIME overseeing congressional engagement efforts focused on effective use of health IT. 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. These perspectives reinforce each other as she works to improve the regulatory landscape shaping security and interoperability in her role at CHIME overseeing congressional engagement efforts focused on effective use of health IT. After that, you can listen on demand (See podcast information below.)

The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers. Rock Health and Stanford commissioned an online survey among 7,980 U.S. But the big growth areas were for live video telemedicine, wearable tech, and digital health tracking.

Driving Transformation through Academic Medical Centers

GlobalMed

Virtual health provides a useful portal for graduate medical programs designed to build skills in treating a broad range of conditions. Providers can become adept at managing emerging public health threats, learning to enhance detection and leverage evidence-based diagnoses. School-Based Health Centers (SBHC). Student health is another area being transformed by academic medical centers.

Health Consumers Keen to Share and Download Data, But Privacy Remains a Concern

Health Populi

are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. Pew collaborated with Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research to conduct a survey in June and July 2020 among 1,213 U.S. consumers’ adoption of digital health technology stalled.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes sweeping telehealth reforms

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"COVID-19 has changed not only the way we live, but the way healthcare providers support their patients, especially in regard to mental health," said Cuomo in a statement. Continue COVID-19 flexibilities for mental health and substance use disorder services. New York Gov.

Video games firms tapped to feature in-game Coronavirus health messages

Lloyd Price

The government has teamed up with the British video games industry to insert public health information about coronavirus into some of their most popular hits.