Is It Time For The Federal Government To Create A National HIE?

Healthcare IT Today

Earlier this year, ONC and CMS issued new draft guidelines requiring that all insurers and providers serving the Medicare population make their data available electronically by 2020.

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Medicare ACOs Improving Care Coordination With Health IT, But Still Have Work To Do

Healthcare IT Today

A recent study by the HHS Office of Inspector General suggests that Medicare ACOs coordinate care more effectively when they have the right health IT tools in place, particularly when ACO members share one EHR platform and have access to a robust HIE.

OIG: Medicare ACOs have yet to realize full potential of health IT

Healthcare Guys

Medicare accountable care organizations aren’t using electronic health records to their full potential, a new report shows.

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Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

Blockchain can also ensure the accuracy of the data exchanged among entities, something a HIE (health information exchange) cannot do. digitalhealth clinical trials digital health digital health technology drug addiction FDA healthcare economics Healthcare IT IT security medical apps medical devices patient engagement patient safety pharma technology #hcldr blockchain cybersecurity EHR healthcare IT hospitals Medicare telehealth

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., by Texting Patient Information – The Latest from CMS - HIE Answers Related Stories A tale of two tech titans hoping to help healthcare Cybersecurity and Healthcare Panel Discussion with Government and Industry Experts Federal Health Care Cybersecurity Task Force Issues Recommendations for Industry.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., CMS has a communications problem.

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The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) have been woefully underfunded and have fallen short of their vision. digitalhealth clinical trials digital health digital health technology EHR healthcare economics Healthcare IT healthcare reform informatics mHealth mobile health patient engagement remote patient monitoring smartphone apps technology telehealth ACOs government IT healthcare healthcare IT HHS hospitals Medicare medicine S4PM

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., by Texting Patient Information – The Latest from CMS - HIE Answers Related Stories A tale of two tech titans hoping to help healthcare Cybersecurity and Healthcare Panel Discussion with Government and Industry Experts Federal Health Care Cybersecurity Task Force Issues Recommendations for Industry.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., by Texting Patient Information – The Latest from CMS - HIE Answers Related Stories Federal Health Care Cybersecurity Task Force Issues Recommendations for Industry A tale of two tech titans hoping to help healthcare Cybersecurity and Healthcare Panel Discussion with Government and Industry Experts.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., by Texting Patient Information – The Latest from CMS - HIE Answers Related Stories A tale of two tech titans hoping to help healthcare Cybersecurity and Healthcare Panel Discussion with Government and Industry Experts Federal Health Care Cybersecurity Task Force Issues Recommendations for Industry.

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Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

We are now back to the status quo ante, at least with respect to the question of whether and how texting may be used in hospitals subject to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (i.e., by Texting Patient Information – The Latest from CMS - HIE Answers Related Stories Federal Health Care Cybersecurity Task Force Issues Recommendations for Industry A tale of two tech titans hoping to help healthcare Cybersecurity and Healthcare Panel Discussion with Government and Industry Experts.

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ACOs with Multiple EHRs Struggle with IT Health Care Coordination

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The report is based on an evaluation of six Medicare ACOs. HIEs with incomplete data were not helpful and difficult to get providers to adopt.

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Study Names Zoeticx Prominent Player In Expanding Global Healthcare Middleware Market

Healthcare Guys

The survey, in association with its annual interoperability survey of 2,012 provider Health Information Exchange (HIE) users and 2,300 payer HIE users, along with 4,100 prospective HIE users, finds that payers are accelerating private HIE executions while providers are evaluating HIE replacements with middleware options. RMCHS is also receiving a bonus check from Medicare for containing costs, in addition to the new revenues being generated.

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How far away is Healthcare from a platform-dominated Digital business model?

Lloyd Price

The closest we have come to this ideal in healthcare is in health information exchanges (HIE), and even those have failed to gain traction due to a variety of issues.

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By 2020, 1-in-5 Healthcare organisations will adopt Blockchain says new IDC report

Lloyd Price

Data harmonization While there is some degree of network interoperability between healthcare providers, pharmacies and insurance companies through various frameworks like HIEs, they've had "varying degrees of success and penetration," IDC said.

Give Me My DaM Data::The Revolution

Society for Participatory Medicine

A ICD-10 lookup engine from CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Adrian Gropper leads an initiative, HIE of One, working on the technical aspects described above. SPM advocates vociferously for patient ownership of their own data. Success would be revolutionary.

CMS’s PI interoperability rule change is a good start, but is there more it can address?

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. The healthcare industry has attempted to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care.

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HIStalk Interviews Gabriel Orthous, CIO, Central Georgia Health Network

HIStalk Interviews

I’m going through an HIE implementation right now with a local HIE here in Georgia. But when you get into Medicare, ACO, or frailty, for example … frail patients who come in may be prescribed seven medications in seven points of care. Gabe Orthous is CIO of Central Georgia Health Network in Macon, GA. Tell me about yourself and your job. I’ve been in the business for 20 years.

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Will CMS’s PI rule review be a sweet change or is it just pie in the sky?

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. For the first time a new CMS rule specifically requires providers to share data to participate in the life blood of hospital reimbursement—Medicare and Medicaid. Will CMS’s PI rule review be a sweet change or is it just pie in the sky?

CMS’s Proposed PI Rule Changes: A Good Start, but is it Enough?

Healthcare Guys

To end interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. For the first time, a new CMS rule specifically requires providers to share data to participate in the life blood of hospital reimbursement — Medicare and Medicaid. By Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx.

CMS’s Proposed PI Rule Changes Is A Good Start But Does It Address Enough

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. For the first time a new CMS rule specifically requires providers to share data to participate in the life blood of hospital reimbursement—Medicare and Medicaid. By Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx and Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room.

CMS’s Proposed Interoperability PI Rule Changes Is A Good Start, But Does It Address Enough?

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. For the first time a new CMS rule specifically requires providers to share data to participate in the life blood of hospital reimbursement—Medicare and Medicaid. By Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx & Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room.

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CMSs Proposed PI Rule Changes Is A Good Start, But Does It Address Enough?

Healthcare Guys

To end the lack of interoperability morass and data duplication, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued 1,883 pages of proposed changes to Medicare and Medicaid. The rule also floats the idea of revising Medicare and Medicaid Co-Pays to require hospitals to share patient records electronically with other hospitals, community providers and patientsa clear-cut demand for interoperability.

Northwell Health’s Patients engage with AI ChatBot for guidance & support through their care journey

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Pamela, a 78 year old Medicare patient has just been discharged from a Northwell Hospital for a heart failure episode. Throughout the recent Connected Health Conference, the key theme was the need to balance technology with the human element.

Weekender 9/21/18

HIStalk Weekender

The impending arrival of Hurricane Florence in the Southeast motivates HIEs to connect their systems, hospitals to offer free virtual visits, and HHS to temporarily waive several HIPAA Privacy Rule requirements. Weekly News Recap.

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Weekender 10/5/18

HIStalk Weekender

They scaled and bloated the company based on the state HIE market that had no sustainable financial model. Weekly News Recap. Cerner announces the partner companies that will serve on its VA EHR modernization team.

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EHR Incentive Programs: Moving into the Next Stage

CMS.gov

In January, we passed the 210,000 mark for the total number of providers, including nearly 200,000 eligible professionals, who received a Medicaid or Medicare incentive payment for successfully adopting, implementing, or upgrading or meeting meaningful use of EHR technology. Meanwhile, about 1 of every 4 Medicare eligible professionals are meaningful users; and many more have begun the process. By Elizabeth Holland.