Health IT Leaders choose MU, Consumerism and Cloud as Top Stories of Past Decade

Healthcare IT Today

We also saw the rise of patient portals, a movement towards value-based care, the implementation of a new billing code system and an explosion of health data. It’s hard to […].

Looking Back at the Last Decade of Health IT – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 26

Healthcare IT Today

For the 26th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re taking a look back at the last decade of Health IT. Hard to believe that it’s almost 2020, but as we enter the new decade join us as we look back. Government Regulations – Meaningful Use.

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MU Study Suggests That A Health IT Divide May Be Emerging Among Physicians

Healthcare IT Today

In retrospect, we probably should have predicted that once Meaningful Use was put into place, some physicians would be better situated than others to take advantage of the program.

How Patient Portals Are Failing Healthcare — And Our Patients

Phoenix Health Systems

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. The Facts About Portal Use Today: In 2017 the GAO reported that nearly 90 percent of providers were offering access to a patient portal, but less than one-third of patients had used theirs. The centerpiece of Meaningful Use requirements was the EHR.

Practice Fusion to Pay $145 Million In Fines To Resolve Kickback Investigations

Healthcare IT Today

Practice Fusion, a San Francisco-based EHR vendor with a controversy-rich history, has agreed to pay $145 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a kickback scheme designed to increase opioid prescriptions and issues with their meaningful use EHR certification.

10 Years Since HITECH: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by John D’Amore, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Diameter Health. Almost every article on the 10 years since the passage of the HITECH Act mentions the over $35 billion spent to incentivize the implementation of electronic health records.

We need to find the Steve Jobs of health care tech

KevinMD

A featured article titled "Death by A Thousand Clicks" addressed some of the serious problems and challenges we still face in the "digitization" of health care. Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Practice Management

Doctors should start watching more science fiction. Here’s why.

KevinMD

I often say that electronic health records (EHRs) is like Skynet in the Terminator. I expect to turn around from my screen someday, and Arnold will lift me by my throat saying, “You haff not been doing yuh meaningful use.”

Our 2018 Health IT Wish List

HiTech Answers

By Mobile Health Matters - The healthcare IT industry enters 2018 with a lot of potential, along with the need to overcome structures that have historically stunted progress. What is on our health IT wish list? The post Our 2018 Health IT Wish List appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.

Three Big Questions for Stage 3 & Patient Engagement

Chilmark Research

For many, the delay of Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program evoked a collective sigh of relief, providing a much-needed extra year to focus on the challenging requirements for patient engagement and interoperability. But that doesn’t mean there’s a year to put off thinking about it.

Sheri Rawlings, CIO, San Juan Regional Medical Center, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

IT as consultants, not owners Lack of ROI in HIEs Patient engagement obstacles “We never intended to chase the dollar.” Thoughts on MU – “I don’t think it achieved near what they thought it would.” And so IT stood on the sideline and offered support instead of running the show, and it paid off. She also talks about business continuity planning versus disaster prevention, why culture plays such a huge role in engagement, and when she got bit by the health IT bug.

Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

“Significant capital investments” in analytics Updated IS strategic plan Data highway — “It’s not enough just to be able to interface systems.” Becoming an event-driven organization Urban Health Initiative MU 2 – “It’s a big lift.” Watching and waiting with ACOs A few years ago, the leadership team at the University of Chicago updated its strategic IS plan to make predictive and real-time analytics a key priority. Urban Health Initiative. *

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

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. It probably shows.

Podcast: HIMSS CEO Steve Lieber, 2014 edition

Meaningful HIT News

It’s time for my annual podcast interview with HIMSS President and CEO Steve Lieber, this time from the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Lieber reiterated HIMSS’ position that the federal government should extend the attestation period for Meaningful Use Stage 2 by one year. That session will feature CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and new national health IT coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D. 0:40 “It’s time to execute.”

All my HIMSS coverage in one place

Meaningful HIT News

It’s a nice mix of news, features, analysis and commentary. Tavenner: 2014 is your last chance for a hardship exemption for Meaningful Use 2 (Feb. Interoperability Showcase uses car crash to show how connected data really can improve patient care (March 5). The last of my 10 MedCity News stories from HIMSS14 has been posted. Here are links to all of them, in chronological order.

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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

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

Reflections from the HIMSS/AMDIS Physicians' IT Symposium at #HIMSS13

Medicine and Technology

Today, I was in the HIMSS/AMDIS Physicians' IT Symposium: Reviewing the Past, Assessing the Present and Planning for the Future. Let me highlight a few key points and reflections I jotted down as I sat through several presentations about Meaningful Use (MU) and the future of clinical informatics: Health IT is about improving clinical workflow efficiency and patient care. Or, are we putting too much emphasis on achieving Meaningful Use?

Don't miss the 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit

Medicine and Technology

Register for the 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit : Accelerating the Blue Button Movement The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) invites you to join us in Washington D.C. on September 16 to learn about and be part of public and private sector led advancements to equip and empower patients to better manage their health in a digital era. The 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit will bring together Federal leaders including: Todd Park, U.S.

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.

Unifying the Healthcare Assembly Line

Mobile Health Matters

Individual service lines can provide attentive and effective care, whether it is cardiology, endocrinology or oncology. Each provider may use a separate IT system, with each system pulling from various data sources. As a result, there is no holistic view of the patient’s health.

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Will Amazon, Apple or Google Succeed as the Next Healthcare Disruptor?

Phoenix Health Systems

This confluence of developments may be the perfect setting for the next major disruption in our industry, a scenario that many healthcare leaders and health tech vendors won’t relish. But now it appears the next big disruption won’t originate with the big bad CMS.

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Don't miss the Health IT Summit in New York City by iHT2

Medicine and Technology

The 2013 iHT2 Health IT Summit in New York City will bring together over 250 C-level, physician, practice management and IT decision-makers from North America’s leading provider organizations and physician practices.

Why We Are at the Crossroads of the Next Healthcare Disruption

Phoenix Health Systems

This confluence of developments may be the perfect setting for the next major disruption in our industry, a scenario that many hospital leaders, physicians and health tech vendors won’t relish. Think Meaningful Use — a simple and logical concept that morphed into a bitterly resented multi-phased and complex restructuring of EHR usage over several years. But now it appears the next big disruption won’t originate with the big bad CMS.

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Hope to see you at #HIMSS13 New Offerings and Programming for Health IT Professionals

Medicine and Technology

Enhancing the In-Person and Virtual Experience, HIMSS Unveils Several New Conference Features Focusing on Industry Trends Including Meaningful Use and Mobile Health CHICAGO – January 24, 2013 – HIMSS, the cause-based organization devoted to improving healthcare delivery through health IT, today announced new programming and educational offerings that will be part of the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference &Exhibition (HIMSS13) in New Orleans from March 3-7.

Navigating the Sea of Innovation

HiTech Answers

With health systems concerned about balancing both needs, they now need to figure out how to leverage data to get the best value out of their investment. The post Navigating the Sea of Innovation appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. Health Information Technology Patient Engagement AirStrip clinical practice Health IT Innovation Mobile Health Matters Nancy Pratt patient care

2019: Healthcare IT gains new ground

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

2019: Year in Review It's been an eventful year for health IT. Of course, that's been the case every year over the past decade since the first meaningful use checks were mailed out, kickstarting the digital healthcare age as we know it.

A new focus: How to become empowered patients

Meaningful HIT News

After years of doing this blog in fits and starts — particularly the two-year gap while I was essentially prohibited by a full-time employer from writing about health IT here or anywhere else but that company’s site — I have decided to refocus on healthcare consumers rather than industry insiders. Despite what you may have read elsewhere, Meaningful Use was not part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 2010 bill that’s come to be known as Obamacare.

Connected 'smart' communities will be a key part of 21st century healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As part of its National Health IT Week program, HIMSS presented a webinar this week exploring the advent of what it calls the "Smart Communities-Cities Movement." " Healthcare suddenly finds itself amid a paradigm shift, where a profusion of real-time clinical and social health data, broadband connectivity, personal devices, sensors, apps, digital therapeutics and more are transforming delivery away from acute care settings and into the larger community.

Parsing eCW’s $155M payment to the government

Docnotes

But what’s it mean? The purpose of any certification program is to create a method for the purchasers of a product to have confidence that the product safely and reliably does what it is supposed to do. It’s there to protect us from evildoers.

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Short Takes at #HIMSS18 – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

Gerard Scheitlin, Chief Risk Officer – VP Security, Risk & Assurance, Orion Health. We spoke a bit about the TEFCA — the interoperability framework proposed by ONC under the 21st Century Cures Act — which is intended to create a framework of trust that will ensure that healthcare records can be transferred and used in creation of longitudinal records for everyone. He thought there would be a number of use cases for such technologies.

Short Takes at #HIMSS18 – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

Gerard Scheitlin, Chief Risk Officer – VP Security, Risk & Assurance, Orion Health. He thought there would be a number of use cases for such technologies. Jean Drouin, CEO, Clarify Health Solutions. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Short Takes at #HIMSS18 – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

Gerard Scheitlin, Chief Risk Officer – VP Security, Risk & Assurance, Orion Health. He thought there would be a number of use cases for such technologies. Jean Drouin, CEO, Clarify Health Solutions. Health Care Law and Consulting.

When sponsored CDS is a crime …

Docnotes

The core of the criminal action was something inevitable: the tension between better health and better profit. Much of my work was focused on how our customers could use our products to improve the health of our patients. We implemented clinical practice guidelines in the software as a way to help clinical teams and patients make well-informed decisions that would improve their health. Did it keep him up at night? It’s on them.

Fred Trotter on Data Journalism and Cybersecurity — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Fred is a health care IT veteran, founder of CareSet Systems and the DocGraph Journal and an alum of multiple successful technical startups. News, NPR, Government Health IT, and Modern Healthcare. We also spoke about the cybersecurity task force and its work last year.

Fred Trotter on Data Journalism and Cybersecurity — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Fred is a health care IT veteran, founder of CareSet Systems and the DocGraph Journal and an alum of multiple successful technical startups. News, NPR, Government Health IT, and Modern Healthcare. We also spoke about the cybersecurity task force and its work last year.

Short Takes at #HIMSS18 – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

Gerard Scheitlin, Chief Risk Officer – VP Security, Risk & Assurance, Orion Health. We spoke a bit about the TEFCA — the interoperability framework proposed by ONC under the 21st Century Cures Act — which is intended to create a framework of trust that will ensure that healthcare records can be transferred and used in creation of longitudinal records for everyone. He thought there would be a number of use cases for such technologies.

Short Takes at #HIMSS18 – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

Gerard Scheitlin, Chief Risk Officer – VP Security, Risk & Assurance, Orion Health. We spoke a bit about the TEFCA — the interoperability framework proposed by ONC under the 21st Century Cures Act — which is intended to create a framework of trust that will ensure that healthcare records can be transferred and used in creation of longitudinal records for everyone. He thought there would be a number of use cases for such technologies.