Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – July 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 July. You can also read previous month’s Top Ten Lists. Thank you for contributing and reading.

Most Played Radio Episode in July

From The Virtual Shift, host Tom Foley invites strategic advisor and consultant, Alan Khoury, MD PHD to discuss his work as a consultant. Discussion topics include, alternative venues of care, why the need for telemedicine, and the continuous care model of telehealth, RPM, RTM and CCM. They also discuss how and where the home fits as a setting of care.

Most Read Thought Leader Posts in July

3 Reasons Healthcare Organizations Aren’t Meeting Digital Patient Experience Expectations
By Kamal Anand, Senior Vice President of Growth, Intrado Healthcare
Twitter: @IntradoHealth
Twitter: @kamal_anand

The health IT research institution, KLAS, recently conducted a survey of patients to learn about their satisfaction with technology that allows them to digitally interact with the healthcare system. Data revealed that while patients want to connect with healthcare organizations via mobile and online channels, the technology offered by their providers doesn’t always meet their expectations. Continue reading…

Talent Tuesday: Are salary and work-from-home benefits enough? Here’s what younger employees really want
By Dr. Viral Patel, CEO and Founder, Radish Health
Twitter: @radishhealth

In the U.S., there are nearly 5.5 million more jobs open than there are people to fill them. HR leaders scramble daily to introduce new benefits — including flexible hours and nitro coffee taps — in attempts to stay relevant to younger workforces and boost recruitment and retention. Unfortunately, these solutions just aren’t cutting it. Continue reading…

Exceptions to a HIPAA Breach
By Art Gross, President and CEO, HIPAA Secure Now!
Twitter: @HIPAASecureNow

In 2007 the Guide to Medical Privacy Law was published. It indicated that on multiple occasions hospitals, EMT services, schools, and other public agencies were incorrectly withholding news out of a fear of violating HIPAA policy. Often, there isn’t a clear understanding as to what constitutes exceptions to HIPAA and who can say what. The same can be true when it comes to breaches and understanding what exactly it means. Continue reading…

The ACO REACH Model: Health IT to Support Success
By Diana Bauza, Content Writer for Audacious Inquiry
Twitter: @A_INQ

In February 2022 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation introduced the ACO REACH Model to promote greater health equity among the beneficiaries receiving care through accountable care organizations. In this article, we define the ACO REACH Model, cover what the model is changing for ACOs, and demonstrate how access to quality data and improved care coordination will play a big role in driving success when the first performance year begins in January 2023. Continue reading…

Building New Healthcare Pathways
By Matt Fisher, General Counsel, Carium
Twitter: @matt_r_fisher
Twitter: @cariumcares

Healthcare is experiencing a lot of turmoil over the best way to interact with patients and provide access to care. The tension centers around sticking to traditional models against going full steam into a fully technology-enabled world. The arguable fight over the culture of healthcare may have distracted attention from finding a sweet spot (at least for now) for the intersection of healthcare and medicine. Continue reading…

Patient Engagement Functionality to Improve Practices’ Bottom Line
By Kim Commito, Chief Product Officer, Experity
Twitter: @ExperityHealth

With urgent care clinics becoming the go-to sites for on-demand healthcare in the U.S., patient engagement technology has become necessary for clinics to succeed in the highly concentrated, competitive marketplace. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated patient expectations and demands for more convenient, consumer-centric healthcare experiences that patient engagement technology can help achieve. Continue reading…

Two Trends Represent Latest Evidence of Growing Consumerism in Healthcare
By Curtis Bauer, Chief Innovation Officer, Sphere
Twitter: @SphereCommerce

Two consumer financial trends – a growing inclination towards “buy now, pay later” options and a desire by millennials to pay down debt – have combined to highlight the importance of providers’ offering digital patient engagement and payment options that deliver price transparency. Continue reading…

How Geospatial Data Can Be Used in Health Care
By Devin Partida, Editor-in-Chief,
Twitter: @rehackmagazine

Data offers many opportunities for improvement to modern industry, especially in the health care and medical fields. Throughout the pandemic, geospatial data has been instrumental in tracking the illness, its spread and its general impact. The technology was used to create visualizations to further decisions and action, which has certainly positively impacted the fight against COVID-19. Continue reading…

3 Use Cases for Digital Codes and Standards in Healthcare Infrastructure
By Jonathan Hart, Technical Lead, Fire Protection Engineering, NFPA
Twitter: @NFPA

The healthcare sector has always existed at the intersection of innovation and complex problems. It’s an industry that relies on riding the newest waves of digital transformation to continue providing the best possible outcomes for patients and providers alike. The same applies when it comes to healthcare infrastructure. Continue reading…

Letting Data Flow Quickly to Unlock Actionable Insights in Patient Care
By Laura Breedlove, SVP of Product, hc1
Twitter: @hc1dotcom

Healthcare data is a powerful tool that can reveal critical trends across multiple demographics. As use of electronic health records has become ubiquitous over the past 20 years, data has become more readily available across health systems including lab test results, treatments, diagnoses and even information on a patient’s genetics, environment and lifestyle. Continue reading…