Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – June 2020

One of the ways that HealthIT Answers 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 June. You can also read previous month’s Top Ten Lists. Thank you for contributing and reading.

Most Played Radio Episode in June

From The Incrementalist, host Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick talks to Jim Pierrepont, Chief Innovation Officer at Corin Group. Their discussion focuses on Orthopedic innovations for joint replacement, moving to a data driven precision based approach to joint replacement, creating individualized surgical customization for each and every patient’s joint replacement, and Artificial Intelligence applied to data to develop new and relevant insights.

Most Read Thought Leader Posts in June

Driving the Decade of Data: Healthcare Trends 2020
By Rich Herrington, EVP, Client Success & Mary Rose Avila, Marketing Manager, Healthcare, SoftServe
Twitter: @SoftServeInc

Over the past decade, a shift has occurred within the healthcare industry. Patients have become empowered as cultural changes, increasing care options, and policy adjustments enable populations to make informed decisions about their care. The 2010 Affordable Care Act ensured that patients were protected while pressing payers and providers to move into technically advanced systems. Continue reading…

Digital Transformation Demands Practical Interoperability in a World Shaped by COVID-19
By G. Cameron Deemer, President, DrFirst
Twitter: @DrFirst

As COVID-19 spread across the nation, the healthcare industry quickly turned to technology to address pressing challenges, from how to make care accessible to caring for critically ill patients, all while protecting frontline workers from exposure to the virus. The speed of innovation and adoption has been remarkable, especially given the inertia that previously kept providers and the healthcare industry at-large from more broadly adopting new tools and technologies. Continue reading…

In a Post-COVID-19 World, Interoperability Will Prove Key
By Christopher A. Brown, Chief Growth Officer, Medial EarlySign
Twitter: @MedialEarlySign

The COVID-19 Pandemic has exposed a chink in the armor of the US healthcare system. It has become clear that our healthcare network is woefully fragmented, with the lack of cooperation between organizations underscored by the absence of data interoperability putting both the general public and care practitioners at a disadvantage. Continue reading…

How Mobile Apps Can Help Hospitals and ASCs Restart Elective Procedures
By Bruce Kennedy, VP of Provider Development, MobileSmith Health
Twitter: @TheMobileSmith

Elective surgeries comprise 60% of hospital revenues, so that’s why hospitals and ASCs are looking to restart elective services—stat. A rebound in COVID-19 cases as cities, regions and states open back up remains a possibility, which is why hospitals and ASCs should proceed slowly with the resumption of elective procedures. Continue reading…

It’s All About Great Service – Why Any Age Group Can Adopt Technology in Healthcare
By Jeff Fallon, CEO, eVideon
Twitter: @evideonhealth

Social media is filled with stories about how millennials are “ruining” everything from napkins to marriage. But you can’t accuse them of killing healthcare, nor the technologies that support it. Surprisingly, “boomers” aren’t killing it either. In fact, expectations by millennials and boomers alike for meaningful, contextual, empowering information at their fingertips did the unthinkable. Continue reading…

5 Considerations for the Healthcare Compliance Officer Navigating COVID-19
By Julie Sheppard, BSN, JD, CHC, Founder & President, First Healthcare Compliance, LLC
Twitter: @1sthcc

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, healthcare compliance officers need to have a plan for the next stage. Unprecedented issues associated with a pandemic create risks for individuals, businesses, and especially healthcare organizations. Individual employees must put forth effort to avoid burnout, stay focused and productive, and tend to mental health. Continue reading…

Recouping Revenue with Virtual Care
By Jon Pearce, CEO, Zipnosis
Twitter: @Zipnosis

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the rest of 2020 will look like for healthcare. Right now, health systems have the opportunity to make virtual care a part of their success story, instead of just using it as a COVID-19 band-aid. Here are my thoughts on how virtual care can drive revenue for healthcare providers: Continue reading…

Telehealth: The Wild West
By Jim Tate, Chief Product Officer, MediVisum Telehealth Solutions
Twitter: @jimtate

In the early days of EHR adoption providers found it almost impossible to decide which system to purchase. There were no standards regarding the functionality that should be included. It was the Wild West and without a consensus definition of what made up a “Complete EHR” providers were in a sea of confusion and disappointment. Continue reading…

How Are Big Data and Telehealth Changing Healthcare Post-COVID-19?
By Luke Smith, Writer and Researcher
Twitter: @lukesmithwrites

Our world is changing more quickly than many older generations ever imagined. This is especially true in the healthcare industry where new technologies and healthcare revolutions seem just around the corner every single day. Change is happening so quickly here that many healthcare professionals feel like they are learning some new technology that improves patient care weekly. Continue reading…

COVID-19: A Catalyst of Change for Rural America
By Joel Barthelemy, Founder, Chief Executive and Operating Officer, GlobalMed
Twitter: @GlobalMed_USA

COVID-19 has arrived in rural America, threatening the livelihoods of its most vulnerable residents. Many rural communities have an older, poorer population, and limited hospitals and medical staff. A Kaiser Health News study found that overall, 18 million people live in  counties that have hospitals but no ICU, and about a quarter of those people are over the age of 60. Continue reading…