Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – November 2018

Top10-200One of the ways that HITECH 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 eleven guest posts a week now, on our three sites. In case you missed some, here are the top ten read and shared guest posts  in the month of November. You can also read previous month’s Top Ten Lists. Thank you for contributing and reading.

Most Played Radio Episode in November

From InterviewsNOW host Shereese Maynard (@ShereesePubHlth) talks to Terry Edwards, CEO of PerfectServe (@perfectserveCEO) about customer communication technologies and real time clinical communication.

Most Read Thought Leader Posts in November

Healthcare IT Teams Need to Proactively Address New Cyberthreat Trends
By Sonia Arista, CISM, National Healthcare Lead, Fortinet
Twitter: @Fortinet

Most cybercriminal behavior can be reduced to two basic economic drivers. The first is to look for targets with valuable resources that can be easily turned into profits. And the second is to expend as few resources as possible to access those resources. And for both of those objectives, the networks of healthcare organizations are at the top of the list. Continue reading on…

Why Hackers Target Healthcare
By Art Gross, President and CEO, HIPAA Secure Now!
Twitter: @HIPAASecureNow

Cybercriminals have been targeting the healthcare industry for years. As healthcare has become the second largest sector of the U.S. economy, it should come as no surprise that the industry receives special attention from hackers. Aside from its size, what else accounts for the indisputable interest cybercriminals have in exploiting healthcare? Continue reading on…

The Jury Returns: MACRA – MIPS and 2019 CEHRT Requirements
By Jim Tate, EMR Advocate
Twitter: @jimtate

Back in August I wrote a post entitled, “MIPS and EHR Certification: Most Asked Question”. The issue at hand was when did MIPS eligible providers need to be using 2015 Edition Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). Some voices had expressed hope that the option of using either 2014 or 2015 CEHRT, as is the case in 2018, would be continued through 2019. Continue reading on…

View from the Road: Celebrating Innovations in Healthcare
By Scott Whyte, Chief Strategy Officer, ClearDATA
Twitter: @cleardatacloud

Periodically I get the opportunity to share with you some of the innovations I see while on the road working to improve healthcare across the country. Lately I’m seeing more Blue Cross Blue Shield innovation news and, in speaking with Blue Cross Blue Shield leaders, I’m impressed with what I’m seeing. Continue reading on…

Harnessing Early Adopters in Health IT
By Scott Corbitt, MHA, BSN, RN, VP of Commercial Operations, AirStrip
Twitter: @AirStripmHealth
Twitter: @Scott_Corbitt

Part of the thrill of working in health IT comes from bringing something more than just a cool widget to market. As a nurse myself, I want to help fellow clinicians with software that solves problems. And, as part of the development process, we seek to partner with health systems to address their specific challenges. Of course, not every health system can serve as an IT partner – but luckily, some customers are in a position to play a larger role by acting as early adopters. Continue reading on…

What are the Optimal Data Science and Machine Learning Competencies for Informatics Professionals?
By William Hersh, MD, Professor and Chair, OHSU
Twitter: @williamhersh

Exactly 20 years ago, I organized a panel at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium that attracted so large an audience that the crowd spilled out of the room into the hallway. Entitled, What are the Optimal Computer Science Competencies for Medical Informatics Professionals?, the panel asked how much knowledge and skills in computer science were required to work professionally in informatics. Continue reading on…

Google Cloud’s Heidi Dohse on How Machine Learning and Data are Improving Personal Health
By Matt Ferrari, Chief Technology Officer, ClearDATA
Twitter: @cleardatacloud

This month’s episode of CTO Talk is with my guest Heidi Dohse. Heidi’s story is nothing short of amazing. She’s an endurance athlete who clocks 200 miles on her mountain bike in a single race. She’s a professional heart patient whose first EKG clocked her heart at 270 beats per minute, and who has had open heart surgery and seven pace makers. And she’s the Senior Program Manager for Healthcare and Life Sciences for Google Cloud where she’s pouring her passion for data and healthcare into the Google Cloud Platform. Continue reading on…

Handling Requests to Access PHI under HIPAA
By Sheba Vine, JD, CPCO, VP & General Counsel, 1st Healthcare Compliance
Twitter: @1sthcc

HIPAA provides patients with fundamental rights to access, inspect and obtain a copy of their health information for as long as the information is maintained by the healthcare provider (covered entity) regardless of the date created, format of the PHI or where the PHI originated. Individuals also have the option of requesting a summary or explanation of the PHI requested. In responding to these requests, providers should be aware of the requirements under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Continue reading on…

Understanding Consumer Interest in Virtual Care
By Lee Horner, CEO, Synzi
Twitter: @SynziCare
Twitter: @lee_a_horner

Consumers have expressed strong interest and experience in using virtual care to manage their healthcare according to the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions’ February/March 2018 study on consumers’ attitudes and experiences with the health care system. The study highlights the following key findings: Continue reading on…

6 Current and Future Telemedicine Trends
By Kayla Matthews, HealthIT writer and technology enthusiast, Tech Blog
Twitter: @ProductiBytes

Telemedicine — providing clinical healthcare remotely — was born out of modern technologies and a growing reliance on the internet. As you well know, many devices are now Internet-enabled, falling into the realm of IoT or the greater Internet of Things. Hardware and systems in the medical industry are no exception, the least of which are tools used in hospitals and healthcare centers. Continue reading on…

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