Interoperability We Don’t Talk About – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 54

Healthcare IT Today

For the 54th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re going shed some light on the areas of healthcare interoperability that don’t get talked about enough. Many people in healthcare talk ad nauseum about clinical healthcare interoperability.

DirectTrust Passes 2 Billion Messages – Healthcare Interoperability in Action

Healthcare IT Today

The response to my article asking the question “Are we at the end of the healthcare interoperability tunnel?” I think some people thought that I was hammering on all the work that’s being done on healthcare interoperability.

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Are We At the End of the Healthcare Interoperability Tunnel?

Healthcare IT Today

In a recent message I got from EHNAC, they had this great image at the start of their email: Then, they had this line below it which really caught my attention: Interoperability has been an important topic in healthcare for over a decade.

COVID-19 Driven Interoperability and What Does this Mean for Healthcare Interoperability Going Forward?

Healthcare IT Today

As part of our Healthcare IT 100 in 100, we asked a wide variety of healthcare interoperability experts to chime in on the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare interoperability. Plus, then we asked them how it will impact health data sharing going forward. Their responses were largely positive, but did highlight the challenges we still […].

COVID-19 Vaccine Tech Tracking and Marketing – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 51

Healthcare IT Today

For the 51st episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the COVID-19 Vaccine. Obviously, being a healthcare IT publication, we’re not going to dive into any of the clinical details of the vaccine.

COVID-19 Pandemic Shines Spotlight On Need For Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

Despite the endless efforts healthcare organizations have made to support health data interoperability, the path still remains rocky.

3 Fundamental Problems with Healthcare Interoperability and Can Digital Twin Technology Help?

Healthcare IT Today

First, healthcare is never going […].

4 Perspectives on Healthcare Interoperability and Exciting Initiatives Happening Today

Healthcare IT Today

The topic of healthcare interoperability is one that it feels like we’ve been talking about ad nauseam for nearly the entire 15 years I’ve been writing about healthcare IT. If we’ve been talking about it for so long, many have really […].

More Hospitals Achieving Interoperability Goals

Healthcare IT Today

Though the data goes back a couple of years, it’s still a worthwhile look at where data sharing trends are among hospitals. It will also […]. C-Suite Leadership Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Org Type Electronic Data Sharing Health Data Interoperability Hospital Data Sharing Hospital Interoperability Barriers ONC Patient Health Information

Healthcare IT Today Survey: Consumerism And Use Of Patient-Generated Data Are Lasting Trends

Healthcare IT Today

Consumerism and the use of patient-generated data are no fads, but rather a lasting change to the healthcare landscape, according to a new survey conducted by Healthcare IT Today of our readers. According to the survey, perhaps the most-transformative trend emerging from healthcare consumerism was the use of consumer-facing health apps, which nearly half of […].

A Healthcare Interoperability Discussion with Pete McCabe, CEO of Ciox

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare interoperability has always been a hot topic, but it’s become even more interesting amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In many ways, the pandemic has highlighted some of the challenges healthcare faces in sharing health data between providers. In order to better understand more about the current state of healthcare interoperability, I sat down (virtually of […].

Making Healthcare Interoperability a Reality with Drew Ivan from Lyniate

Healthcare IT Today

One of the big challenges healthcare faces is sharing data between healthcare organizations who need that data. 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. To better understand where healthcare interoperability […].

Why Steps Toward Interoperability Are Critical to a COVID-19 Response

Healthcare IT Today

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the delayed enforcement of the federal Interoperability and Patient Access rule may have prompted a collective sigh of relief among healthcare leaders, but the pandemic demonstrates exactly why interoperability is needed—especially during a public […]. The following is a guest article by Vatsala Kapur Pathy, Vice President of Policy for Collective Medical.

Interoperability via a Single API is Possible

Healthcare IT Today

For Health IT companies, it’s so tempting to just dive in and build the point-to-point data integration that you need to get the job done. Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #HealthIT100in100 Data Integration data portability Datica Dave Levin EHR APIs Health Data Sharing Healthcare APIs Interoperability Jeremy Pierotti

HHS Releases the Information Blocking and Interoperability Final Rule (21st Century Cures Act)

Healthcare IT Today

As expected, HHS together with CMS and ONC have released the 21st Century Cures Act Final rule that most people have been calling the Information Blocking rule and/or the Interoperability Final rule. Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations 21st Century Cures Act CMS Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Interoperability Final Rule HHS Information Blocking Information Blocking Final Rule ONC Seema Verma

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. Another decade is almost in the books and so we take a look […] We're coming to the end of a decade and a lot has happened with Health IT. Healthcare Consolidation. Big Tech Entering Healthcare.

Exploring Healthcare 3.0 – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

This week’s chat will be hosted by Brian Mack (@BFMack and @BrianMiHIN) from @MiHIN on the topic “Exploring Healthcare 3.0“ HITsm Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #HITsm Topics Brian Mack Cures Act Health IT Healthcare 3.0

What Does Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management Really Take to Be Successful?

Healthcare IT Today

This month we’ve had an added focus on Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and all it’s nuances and features. No doubt a month still isn’t enough to fully understand this quickly changing area of health IT.

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Making Standards Work in Health Care: Interoperability, Open Source, and Other Impacts

Healthcare IT Today

Administration Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT LTPAC Regulations Data Sharing FHIR Grahame Grieve Healthcare Interoperability hl7 Kenneth D. Standards are both critical and frustrating. Health care standards may be where Web browsers were around 1995, as Internet access was growing explosively and new extensions to Web standards were being proposed right and left.

Peeking Ahead to 2021, Healthcare Leaders Moving to Cloud Find More Value and Less Risk

Healthcare IT Today

The healthcare industry has been hesitant to adopt cloud solutions- asking tough questions about return on investment, security, and data governance. In 2019, the global Healthcare Cloud Computing […]. The following is a guest article by Heather Haugen, PhD from Atos.

UPMC’s Alerting System Improves Clinical Efficiencies While Meeting Compliance Mandates

Healthcare IT Today

With technology advances, healthcare organizations gain access to improved tools and better information. While progress offers clear advantages for providers, many still suffer from archaic, interoperable electronic health record (EHR) systems.

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Healthcare Value Unbounded

Healthcare IT Today

Creating a high-value conversation about Healthcare with Kathleen Aller at the Healthcare Leadership Conference by InterSystems. Kathleen Aller is on a mission to enable conversations between leaders in healthcare and information technology at InterSystems’ annual Global Summit in Boston later this month.

Are You Ready for CMS 21st Century Cures Act Notification Requirements?

Healthcare IT Today

It’s crazy to look back at the last 6 months and think how much COVID-19 has taken over the conversation. While this is no surprise, it’s interesting to think that the last 6 months likely would have been occupied talking about the 21st Century Cures Act instead of COVID-19.

U.S. COVID-19 Vaccinations Lag Because We Don’t Have the Technology to Actually Administer Them

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare technologists are our next line of defense against COVID-19. The following is a guest article by Lori Jones, Chief Revenue Officer and President, Provider Market at Olive. Without them, the vaccine rollout will take years.

“An Opportunity for Leadership”: How Major Changes Are Shaping COVID-19 Strategies

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Between the “all consuming” efforts to ensure providers can deliver care and support a remote workforce in the midst of COVID-19, while also trying to make sense of the recent regulatory changes, healthcare IT leaders face challenging times. Digital Health Disaster Recovery Featured Infectious Disease Management Interoperability Interviews Telehealth Graham Hughes John Halamka Mayo Clinic Saykara

A Health IT Perspective on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Healthcare IT Today

As the various COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the nation and the world, we thought it was time to talk with some experts to understand what this rollout is going to mean for healthcare IT.

From Testing to Immunization, Accurate and Consistent Patient Identification is Critical for Managing COVID-19

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate. The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to accelerate across the United States, with record-breaking infection rates and a tragically high death count.

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Why COVID-19 is a Breakout Moment for HIEs

Healthcare IT Today

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed a painful number of deficiencies in our nation’s healthcare system, including just how severe the lack of an interconnected health infrastructure has hampered response efforts. Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System COVID-19 COVID-19 Interoperability Daniel Cidon Healthcare Interoperability HIEs NextGate PDMP

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An Interview with Marc Probst on His Time at Intermountain and Move to ELLKAY

Healthcare IT Today

@If you’ve worked in health IT for any reasonable amount of time, you’ve no doubt heard of Marc Probst. Probst recently retired as CIO for Intermountain, has been on a number of health IT government committees and recently received the John E.

Achieving Fluid Telehealth: How to Create a Virtual Care Infrastructure that Supports Patients and Providers

Healthcare IT Today

There’s no topic in healthcare that’s more discussed right now than the shift to virtual care. Trying to understand what a healthcare organization needs to do to thrive in this quickly shifting environment is challenging.

Revenue Cycle Management and Telehealth—What Are the Challenges?

Healthcare IT Today

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Healthcare CIOs Speeding Up Social Determinants Of Health Efforts

Healthcare IT Today

New research has concluded that healthcare CIOs see analyzing social determinants of health data as a top priority going forward, along with tackling data interoperability and cybersecurity.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the 21st Century Cures Act with Tom Leary, VP of Government Relations at HIMSS

Healthcare IT Today

Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations 21st Century Cures Act Coronavirus Coronavirus Funding COVID-19 Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability HIMSS HIMSS20 Telemedicine Funding Tom LearyOne of the interviews I was most looking forward to at the now cancelled HIMSS 2020 annual conference was with Tom Leary, VP of Government Relations at HIMSS.

Kno2 On Demand Record Retrieval from Carequality and CommonWell for Free

Healthcare IT Today

In some exciting news for people who have been watching healthcare interoperability for a long time, Carequality has passed an emergency waiver that allows users to access the network and be able to query for records even if the EHR they use is not integrated (this was a requirement before the waiver).

Can Google “Restore the Joy of Caregiving”?

Healthcare IT Today

It’s a sentiment I’ve heard over and over from people who think that Google or Apple could enter healthcare and finally make the software a joy. Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Alvin Rajkomar Ambient Clinical Technology EHR Documentation Google Health Healthcare Interoperability Physician EHR BurnoutThat’s quite an ambitious question.

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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. Rising healthcare prices, an aging population, and a rapid increase in costly […]. The following is a guest article by Adam Sabloff, CEO and Founder, VirtualHealth.

HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) To Investigate Google

Healthcare IT Today

The HHS Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether Google met HIPAA requirements when it pulled together millions of patient records when working with the Ascension health system. According to a piece appearing in STAT News, Google’s “Project Nightingale” initiative focuses on analyzing personal health information in an effort to find ways to personalize the […].

Sharing Data Only Where You Want: How Octopus.sh Can Aid Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

Year after year, patients fret about what clinicians are secretly doing with their medical data, while researchers strain to find data to support their experiments, and everybody complains about how hard it is to exchange data with a new doctor. I was talking recently to a UK-based software startup whose approach to identity management and […].

Epic Partners With Health Insurer To Make Two-Way Data Exchange Possible

Healthcare IT Today

Because it lines up with how they do business, health insurance companies have focused on analyzing patient care using claims data. Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT America's Health Insurance Plans Blue Cross and Blue Shield Epic Fast PATH Health Care Service Corporation Health Data Interoperability Healthcare Claims Data Payer Platform Prior Authorization

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. C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC BJ Boyle Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Scene Featured Patient Transfers PointClickCare post-acute care transitions of care