Most Read Healthcare IT Today Articles in 2020

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Needless to say, 2020 has been a crazy year that will never be forgotten here at Healthcare IT Today. One of my favorite things to do as we move on to a new year is to look back at the past year.

Health IT Predictions for 2021 – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 53

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For the 53rd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’ll be making predictions on what we can expect from health IT in 2021. As we put 2020 in the rear view mirror, it’s time to look ahead to 2021. What will happen with health IT conferences in 2021?

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Which EHR Phase Are We In? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 47

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For the 47th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the various phases of EHR (or EMR if you prefer). As we look at the current EMR and EHR market, we see healthcare organizations across nearly all 4 phases.

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Healthcare Cyberattackers Keep Outsmarting Healthcare IT Providers

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New research suggests that despite extensive efforts to turn the tide, healthcare organizations continue to struggle with fending off cyberattackers, in part due to a dramatic shortage of security talent for hire.

What’s Being Missed in Healthcare IT?

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Understatement of the Day: COVID-19 has overwhelmed healthcare. Turns out that this is a reality regardless of whether your healthcare organization has been hit by an influx of COVID-19 patients or not. The overwhelming feeling applies regardless of where you work in healthcare as well. I don’t know of any healthcare department that hasn’t had […].

Health Care Technology Leadership in the Midst of COVID-19

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Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC #HealthIT Bridgette Duffy Coronavirus COVID-19 Esther Choo Health Care Leadership Hospital Healthcare IT Lakshman Swamy Liz Boehm Physician Burnout Saykara VoceraThe world is facing a viral pandemic, and news coverage has reflected public anxiety and confusion.

The Good, the Bad, and the Messy in 2020 – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 52

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For the 52nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the The Good, the Bad, and the Messy in 2020. We’re taking a look back at the year that was 2020 in healthcare IT. What a year it’s been. What a year it's been.

The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Organizations – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 45

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For the 45th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the financial impact of COVID-19 on healthcare organizations. Needless to say, healthcare has taken a big financial hit from COVID-19 and the shutdown of elective procedures.

Healthcare IT Today Virtual Meetups

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One of the things that hurt most about the cancellation of HIMSS20 was that it meant we wouldn’t be able to hold our various #HIMSS20 meetups. It’s always so educational to learn from our panel of experts and influencers and to learn from you in the audience. We have great news! We’ll be holding all […].

Thanksgiving Gratitude – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 50

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For the 50th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re sharing gratitude with the healthcare IT community. Plus, it made since to pair it with the season of gratitude we know as Thanksgiving. It's been a hard year for so many.

Is Healthcare Social Media Dead? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 42

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For the 42nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re asking the question, “Is Healthcare Social Media Dead?” As Colin and I spend way too much time on social […] Many parts of healthcare social media are changing quickly.

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

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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 + Return to Work – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 44

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For the 44th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the return to work amidst COVID-19. They’ve since dialed it back a little, but they are still pushing to have their employees return to the office in Madison.

Insights from Recent Health IT Virtual Events – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 49

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For the 49th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about a number of virtual events we’ve attended and some of the insights coming out of those events. One of the advantages of virtual health IT conferences is that we can easily attend all of them.

Leadership, Telehealth Reimbursement, RPM, and Diversity – Insights from #MPEC20

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Although, in this case, it’s going to be a broader potpourri of topics that we found […]. Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Dr Tasha Eurich Healthcare Diversity Healthcare Leadership MGMA MGMA 2020 MPEC20 RPM Telehealth

Four Types of Healthcare IT Systems and Their Integration Challenges

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Health care certainly falls into that category, teeming as it is with systems to deal with scheduling, resource allocation, billing, security, and–of course–patient information. C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops #HealthIT100in100 Cheryl Rodenfels CTO Health IT Systems Healthcare CIO Healthcare Integration Healthcare Legacy Software Integration Modernization Nutanix Virtualization

The Battle for Telehealth: EHR vs Third Party – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 46

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For the 46th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the battle for telehealth. Plus, we talk about telehealth investment and whether we think it will continue.

Healthcare IT Today Search Engine Q&A

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A few months ago, we dipped into the various COVID-19 searches that were being done to find Healthcare IT Today and offered answers and commentary on what people were searching. We thought it would be fun to dip into the search engine traffic for another edition of Search Engine Q&A. Remember that these are searches […].

Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling – Leadership During COVID-19

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Being a healthcare leader right now is downright ridiculous. C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Regulations Black Lives Matter COVID-19 Face the Nation healthcare capacity Healthcare Regulations Michael Dowling Northwell Health racial bias

Healthcare’s New Digital Front Doors – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 41

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For the 41st episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the new digital front doors of healthcare. We previously introduced the idea of the 2 new digital front doors of healthcare.

Healthcare Inequality – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 40

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For the 40th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about healthcare inequality. Sadly, there are a whole lot of directions we could have taken this discussion and so we’ll no doubt discuss it more in the future. Plus, we always have to splash some IT into the discussion as well. Here’s a quick preview of the healthcare inequalities we discuss in this episode: * Access to Care. What Can Health IT Companies Do?

How Do You Better Enable Your Remote Workforce? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 37

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For the 37th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about how to better enable your Remote Workforce. Plus, in a first for our podcast, we have a guest host, Susmit Pal, Healthcare Field Director at Dell Technologies. It was great to have Susmit Pal join as guest host so he could share his […] For the 37th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about how to better enable your Remote Workforce.

Finger Pointing is Easy in Healthcare IT

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I’ve regularly talked about how in healthcare there’s always a reason available not to do something. Basically, if there’s something you don’t want to do, you can come up with a reason not to do it. It’s sad, but […]. Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops LTPAC CMIO Finger Pointing Healthcare Governance Healthcare Leadership NVIDIA Pure Storage

Hidden Dangers in Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 30

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For the 30th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re doing another edition of Buy or Sell. For those not familiar with this format, we’ll offer up some health IT assertion and then Colin and John will discuss whether they’re buying or selling that assertion and why. Here's a quick summary of the buy or sell items discussed: * Buy or Sell: EHR Vendor Consolidation is a Threat to Healthcare Stability. *

Retro Tech Cool – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 39

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For the 39th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the retro technologies that are still popular in healthcare. Plus, we talk about how many of these “retro” technologies have evolved into something much more robust than what most people think about. […] For the 39th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we're talking about the retro technologies that are still popular in healthcare.

Permanent Changes to Healthcare Because of COVID-19 – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 34

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For the 34th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Permanent Changes to Healthcare Because of COVID-19. Is anything in healthcare the same since COVID-19? Ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the healthcare world has definitely been turned upside down thanks to COVID-19. Reimbursements for things like […] COVID-19 has caused all sorts of changes to healthcare as we know it. Is It Permanent?

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

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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 […].

Blockchain in Healthcare – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 13

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For the 13th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Blockchain in Healthcare. Maybe you didn’t realize it was blockchain since they called it bitcoin or ethereum or some other term that uses blockchain. Turns out that blockchain is being applied everywhere […] The world of healthcare IT is always changing with news and announcements. Join John Lynn and Colin Hung as they dive into blockchain in healthcare.

#HIMSS20 Preview – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 31

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For the 31st episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re doing a preview of the upcoming HIMSS 2020 Annual conference happening in Orlando. For those not familiar with the event, it brings together 40-50k people from the health IT community and around 1300 health IT vendors. You can find Healthcare IT Today at HIMSS20 at […] Wondering what to expect at the #HIMSS20 conference in Orlando?

Physician Reputation – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 19

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For the 19th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about physician reputation. What was the most valuable takeaway from the health IT conference? Give us a look Behind the Scenes of the Conference Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Colin Hung Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Marketing John Lynn Physician Ratings Physician Reputation Physician Reviews

A look back on 2020: reshaping the healthcare IT landscape

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Mike Restuccia An unknown author commented that "if necessity is the mother of invention, desperation is its father." Many healthcare information services teams were quickly called to rise up to the occasion of supporting our caregivers and patients. It's the secret sauce.

Feel the Rush – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 38

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For the 38th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re feeling the rush. No, it’s probably not what you’re thinking. This is especially true in health IT with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode we talk about […] For the 38th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we're feeling the rush. No, it's probably not what you're thinking. This is especially true in healthcare with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Technologies in the Spotlight Because of COVID-19 – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 32

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For the 32nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about technologies that are in the spotlight because of COVID-19. In this episode, Colin and I wanted to dive into a number […] COVID-19 has brought a lot of things in healthcare to light. Would you imagine us talking about anything but COVID-19? Be sure to check out all our coverage of COVID-19 and health technology.

Telehealth and the HIM Professional’s Role: Relaxing of Rules for Telehealth Services due to COVID-19 Requires Strong Leadership

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COVID-19 forced the healthcare industry to change how healthcare is delivered, with telehealth taking a front row seat. The following is a guest article by Diana Warner, MS, RHIA, CHPS, CPHI, FAHIMA, Director, Client Relations and Account Management at MRO.

2020 Health IT Predictions – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 27

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For the 27th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re making predictions as to what you should expect to see in health IT in 2020. Last episode, it was fun to look back at the past decade of health IT. In this episode, Colin and John take a look forward and make some 2020 predictions […] Want to know what's going to happen in health IT in 2020?

5 Surprise Questions – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 28

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For the 28th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re trying out a new segment called 5 SURPRISE questions. In this segment Colin will ask John 5 questions and John will ask Colin 5 questions, but neither person knows what the other is going to ask until they ask it. To have a little format, we did use this broad framework for the 5 questions: * Health IT Question #1. * Health IT Question #2.

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

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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. However, we often […] You'd think that IT and Marketing within a healthcare organization would work together. Here's a look at the questions and topics we discuss: * Does IT & Marketing Work Together? *

Access to Medical Records – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 15

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For the 15th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Access to Medical Records. Some of it is just bumping up against culture and other is fear. Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts HIM Hospital - Health System LTPAC Colin Hung HCAHPS Health IT Podcasts HIM Scene John Lynn Medical Record Access Medical Records Open Notes Patients

Health Data Myths and Reality – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 24

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For the 24th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re talking about the health data myths and realities. Many organizations are realizing how much value is stored in health data and they’re treating it as an asset for their organization. What does this mean for healthcare? […] There's a lot of talk in healthcare about health data and how it's being used. It’s About More Than Just the Data. *

Are Medical Groups Still Viable? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 23

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For the 23rd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re asking the question Are Medical Groups Still Viable? Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Regulations Colin Hung Group Practices Health IT Health IT Podcasts John Lynn Medical Groups Medical Practices MGMAThis is a big question with a lot of nuance.