Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – August 2022

One of the ways that Answers Media is different from other media sites is the sense of community. The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. We publish at least eight guest posts a week now, so in case you missed some, here are the top ten read and shared guest posts in the month of August. You can also read previous month’s Top Ten Lists. Thank you for contributing and reading.

Most Played Radio Episode in August

From The Digital Patient, hosts Alan Sardana and Dr. Joshua Liu speak with Tony Ambrozie, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for Baptist Health South Florida, about applying digital and leadership principles from Disney and AMEX to transform the healthcare consumer experience.

Most Read Thought Leader Posts in August

A Different Point of View: The Key to EHR Usability – Clinically Responsive Workflows
By David Lareau, CEO, Medicomp Systems
Twitter: @MedicompSys

Clinicians are among the most highly trained knowledge workers in any industry, yet the systems they use to care for patients hinder their ability to deliver care. EHRs require clinical users to spend too much time searching for clinically relevant information for a given patient and, once that information is located, to go through too many disconnected processes to complete their work.  Continue reading…

When Margin Is Your Mission, Medicine Is The Market
By Robbie Hughes, Founder & CEO, Lumeon

Around 20 years ago, a Seattle book entrepreneur and former banker invested in a local direct primary group that offered unlimited care with a named physician for around $50 per month irrespective of age or risk profile. If you needed meds, generics were available for free and imaging such as X-ray and ultrasound was done on the spot. Insurance was not accepted. Continue reading…

Enhancing Human Connections in Healthcare
By Matt Fisher, General Counsel, Carium
Twitter: @matt_r_fisher
Twitter: @cariumcares

So often, healthcare is about the personal connection established between a patient and a physician, another clinician, or general members of the care team. At least, that is what the ideal scenario may look like, leaving aside the current realities of insufficient time, interferences, and other issues demanding attention. If healthcare should be about personal connection though, how can that be better promoted? Continue reading…

What You Need to Know about CMS’s 2023 Proposed Medicare Physician Payment Rule
By Chris Emper, Government Affairs Advisor, NextGen Healthcare
Twitter: @NextGen

On July 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the 2023 version of its annual regulation proposing new payment policies and quality programs for Medicare physicians and other providers. The heavily anticipated rule is a whopping 2,066 pages long and includes numerous provisions that will impact physician groups next year. Continue reading…

API Adoption and Healthcare
By Art Gross, President and CEO, HIPAA Secure Now!
Twitter: @HIPAASecureNow

Healthcare faces threats from cybercriminal activity at rates that continue to rise. The patient data that they access and maintain is valuable on the dark web in more ways than one. It can be an access point for a greater breach and then used to manipulate or steal identities and attack victims individually.  Continue reading…

Crohn’s Disease is on the rise: Could drug repurposing help?
By Jinhan Kim, Co-founder and CEO, Standigm
Twitter: @standigm

The number of patients with Crohn’s Disease is set to rise from 1.4 million to 1.55 million or 7% in 2029 across France, Germany, Spain, UK and the U.S. The prevalence of CD is the highest in the U.S. at 243 cases per 100,000 persons. CD is an idiopathic chronic, transmural inflammatory process of the bowel that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. Continue reading…

How COVID-19 Has Prepared Us for the Monkeypox Vaccine Rollout
By Gil Dror, Chief Technology Officer, SmartSense by Digi
Twitter: @SmartSenseHQ

The monkeypox outbreak has accelerated with more than 3,000 cases in the US (according to CDC data) and the vaccine nationwide has been hamstrung by logistical and technical errors. The World Health Organization has declared the monkeypox outbreak to be a global health emergency.  Continue reading…

Addressing the Challenges and Complexity of Higher Acuity in LTAC
By Mike Hodge, Director Business Development, Alternate Care Solutions, Dräger
Twitter: @DraegerNews

In an effort to reduce costs, healthcare organizations are transitioning care models from the high-cost hospital setting and into non-acute facilities. At the same time, the senior population (age 65 and older) is rapidly growing, accounting for 17 percent of the total population in 2020, and projected to grow to 21 percent of the population in 2030. As a result, administrators and other decision makers in long-term acute care facilities are faced with the challenges and complexities of caring for older and sicker patients, often transferred to them from the intensive care unit. Continue reading…

How AI Can Help In-Person and Remote Patient Care
By Mansour Khatib, CEO and Co-Founder, GBT Technologies
Twitter: @gbtt_inc

Remember those commercials for LifeAlert? “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” Those cheesy, melodramatic ads became a sort of cultural punchline in the 1990s, but they nonetheless underscored a very important need. The commercials represented an earnest attempt at bridging the gap between in-person care and technology-assisted care. The idea was that when someone fell, they could press a button to get immediate care and attention. Continue reading…

Talent Tuesday: The Importance of Retaining Workforce Access to Health Care
By Devin Partida, Editor-in-Chief,
Twitter: @rehackmagazine

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world forever, including how employees work. More than ever, workers seek the flexible and remote opportunities they grew accustomed to during the pandemic. The pandemic also changed the methods of health care used by providers and challenged providers to adapt by creating telemedicine and other virtual health care opportunities. Continue reading…

Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – August 2022