Does Patient Experience Transformation Depend on Digital Transformation? – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

This week’s chat will be hosted by Richard Corder (@RichardCorder) from @t1healthcare on the topic “Does Patient Experience Transformation Depend on Digital Transformation?”

How Does Health IT Enable Accountable Care? – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

This week’s chat will be hosted by Travis Broome (@Travis_Broome) on the topic “How Does Health IT Enable Accountable Care?” We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).

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Health IT Leaders Expect To Make Broad Use Of AI and Machine Learning Technology

Healthcare IT Today

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Health IT and Marketing (Odd Couple?) – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 21

Healthcare IT Today

For the 21st episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Health IT and Marketing. Shouldn’t the CIO (IT) and CMO (Marketing) work together? Every hospital and health system has a marketing team and an IT team.

Health IT Industry Outlook Survey Reveals Six Key Leadership Trends for 2019

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. In the seventh annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., Coinciding with this pivotal focus on empowering the patient care journey, 45 percent of respondents […].

Making Healthcare Interoperability a Reality with Drew Ivan from Lyniate

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare interoperability, as we call it, has been a challenge for a long time. However, we’ve known that it is much less of a technical challenge and more of a business challenge.

Expansion of Medicare Coverage and Payment for Telehealth Visits During COVID-19

Healthcare IT Today

CMS has announced the expansion of Medicare coverage and payment for telehealth and telemedicine visits.

Making Health Care Better, from the N of 1 to the Public’s Health – Trend-Weaving Medecision Liberation 2019

Health Populi

Health and our health information are deeply personal. Changing health care and inspiring positive health behaviors is hard to do. The inspiration started within minutes as Deb shared several personal stories involving the health care system and its flaws.

Virtual Care is the Face of the Future: Are Doctors Going to Be Left Behind?

Healthcare IT Today

Editor’s Note: This article was queued up before the Covid-19 situation, but it still gives great insights into the virtual care world coronavirus is pushing us towards.

Big Tech: Apple’s Mastery Of Consumer Design Could Offer Unique Healthcare Advantages

Healthcare IT Today

I opened the box, plugged it into the wall and dove into it with a passion. By today’s standards, its 33 MHz processor, 4 MB of RAM and 250 MB hard drive seems laughable, […].

Is Consumerism the Elephant in the Room? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 22

Healthcare IT Today

For the 22nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re asking the question Is Consumerism the Elephant in the Room? Many patients wonder why their healthcare experience is so different than their consumer experience.

Is Epic Poised To Own The Healthcare Voice Assistant Market? Not Quite.

Healthcare IT Today

Given its position atop the EHR industry, the things Epic does can have an outsized influence on the healthcare world. Will such be the case when Epic debuts its new voice assistant at HIMSS20? According to a piece appearing in Healthcare IT News, Epic is debuting […].

With Microsoft’s Help, Walgreens Is Dropping Retail Urgent Care In Favor Of “Health Corners”

Healthcare IT Today

Microsoft is working with Walgreens to pilot-test a new type of healthcare service, which it calls “health corners,” bringing a new and more technology-focused form of healthcare to its retail locations.

Beyond the Four Walls: Using Technology to Address Your Patient’s Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Needs

Healthcare IT Today

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Patient Transfers to Post-Acute Care Rely Largely on Outdated Manual Methods, Hindering Optimal Care

Healthcare IT Today

While electronic health records are commonplace today in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, a new study reveals surprising statistics when it comes to transferring patient data between these facilities.

Old and New Technologies Blur at EXPO.health Conference

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare Scene’s recent Boston conference, EXPO.health, walked the audience through numerous innovations in health IT, especially where analytics give a boost to patient care.

Blessing Hospital Reduces Alarm Fatigue By Analyzing Clinical Communications

Healthcare IT Today

It provides an easy way for staff to connect […]. C-Suite Leadership Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Alarm Fatigue Clinical Communication Physician Communication secure texting Voalte

HIPAA and Telehealth FAQ from HHS

Healthcare IT Today

We wrote previously about HIPAA enforcement being suspended for telehealth during COVID-19 and more details on how to implement it. Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring HIPAA HIPAA Enforcement Discretion HIPAA Telehealth HIPAA Telemedicine OCR telehealth products Telemedicine Products

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Overcoming Transportation Barriers to Impact the Big Four: Revenue, Care Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Post-Acute Care

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Luis Castillo, President and CEO, Ensocare, Omaha, Nebraska. Driving to a medical appointment to receive care is a fundamental part of life. But for 3.6

Survey Points to Payer, Provider Differences In Health Data Strategies, But Also Much Common Ground

Healthcare IT Today

Results from a new healthcare industry survey suggest that while payers and providers are somewhat at odds when it comes to data management, their strategies still have much in common. It draws on responses from 445 healthcare leaders […].

Wedging Out: Improving Quality and Reducing Costs of Caring for Expensive, Niche Populations

Healthcare IT Today

Health plans, accountable care organizations (ACOs), medical homes, and other risk-bearing entities are at a critical juncture: they must achieve “value” at a time when healthcare is facing enormous challenges. The following is a guest article by Adam Sabloff, CEO and Founder, VirtualHealth.

Interview with Unblock Health Co-Founder, Grace Cordovano

Healthcare IT Today

When I saw the announcement of Unblock Health by my friends and colleagues, Dr. Grace Cordovano, BCPA, and Shahid Shah, I knew I had to learn more and help them in their efforts to Unblock Health for patients everywhere.

Virtual Sitters Can Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Unbudgeted Hospital Costs

Healthcare IT Today

A common practice in hospitals today is the use of patient sitters, also called “specialling”, in which non-clinical staff is assigned on a one-to-one basis to provide in-room monitoring of patients at high risk for falls, self-harm, or other […].

Health and Wellness Was Strong at CES 2020 Unveiled

Healthcare IT Today

I must admit that it’s kind of crazy to look back at the first CES I attended about 15 years ago. I was a techguy that had just started in healthcare. So, I really just wanted to go to CES regardless, but I did keep my eyes open for any sort of technology that could […].

Connect, Learn, and Meet Up with People at #HIMSS20

Healthcare IT Today

In case you don’t know about the HIMSS conference, it brings together 40,000-50,000 of the best and brightest healthcare IT professionals along with 1300+ exhibitors in one conference in Orlando, FL. The 2020 HIMSS Annual Conference is just under 4 weeks away.

Talking Healthcare Chatbots with Kamal Anand, CEO & Co-Founder of Asparia

Healthcare IT Today

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Enough About Healthcare Already. Yeah, I Said It.

Healthcare IT Today

At the end of every year and through into the next, health IT pundits spend time holding forth on the 12 months to come. We select a few technologies to praise and a few to criticize, make predictions about and write up our thoughts about broad trends we see gathering momentum.

Annual Wellness Visit: Opportunity Lost Times 3?

Healthcare IT Today

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My Top 5 Healthcare Innovation Targets for 2020

Healthcare IT Today

Now that I’ve shaken off the holiday malaise and gotten back to business, I’ve begun to wonder which areas of healthcare will become the new hotness for the coming year. After tossing off a short LinkedIn post on this subject, I decided to dig in further and share my conclusions with you.

Consumers Interested In Using Voice Assistants for Healthcare, But Privacy Worries Remain

Healthcare IT Today

It’s becoming more common for consumers to use voice assistants for healthcare, but others are holding back due to privacy worries, according to the results of a new survey. It focused on consumer adoption of voice assistants for […].

Improving Outcomes with Medication Adherence

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Erin Benson, senior director, market planning, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Health Care. About three in five of us have a daily recommended regimen, so taking medications as prescribed is vital for successful health outcomes.

SNF Setback: Acute Care Providers Share Limited Data when Transferring Patients to Post-Acute Care

Healthcare IT Today

As patients move from acute-care facilities to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), the sharing of critical patient information and associated data is extremely important for coordinating care. The following is a guest article by Sean Vandeweerd, Sr.

UK Hospitals Use Digital Health Tools To Triage Patients

Healthcare IT Today

The UK’s National Health Service is rolling out a digital health initiative at one of its leading hospitals to transform the way it triages and routes patients in its system, in an effort that leverages chatbots and telemedicine services.

It’s Time for Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities to Break Down Patient Data Silos

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Sean Vandeweerd, Sr. Product Manager, PointClickCare Technologies Inc. Our healthcare system is approaching a critical time in which an aging population will bring baby boomers into hospitals and post-acute care facilities in record numbers.

Twistle Receives $16M Investment to Accelerate Delivery of Personalized Care Guidance Through Care Process Automation

Healthcare IT Today

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Access to Medical Records – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 15

Healthcare IT Today

For the 15th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Access to Medical Records. Should patients be able to access medical records? Some of it is just bumping up against culture and other is fear.

Measuring Satisfaction in Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 14

Healthcare IT Today

For the 14th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Measuring Satisfaction in Healthcare. We all know a great experience when we see it, but measuring it across an organization is a really hard thing to do.

Better Management of High Utilizers and the Impact on the Overall Costs of Care

Healthcare IT Today

For safety-net healthcare systems, helping patients with social needs such as transportation, food or housing, just makes sense from a mission perspective. But when it comes to creating a business case, it gets more complicated.

Assuring Value-Based Care with Data Integrity

Healthcare IT Today

Taking meaningful steps to ensure data integrity while maintaining a thoughtful infrastructure is instrumental in realizing the potential of population health management and […].

How Clinical Communications Technology Connects the Care Team In Complex Cases

Healthcare IT Today

When multiple specialists and post-acute providers are serving the same patient, getting the right information to the right person in a timely manner becomes more challenging. The following is a guest blog post by Mary Hatcher, Vice President of Product Development at PerfectServe.