Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – November 2023

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 November. You can also read previous month’s Top Ten Lists. Thank you for contributing and reading.

Most Played Radio Episode in November

From Hello Healthcare join host Alan Tam and his guest Scott Orstad, Vice President Marketing at Catholic Health, as they discuss the impact of digital transformation and engagement with healthcare consumers from the onset of the pandemic to present day.

Most Read Thought Leader Posts in November

Improving Patient Outcomes with an Innovative Approach to Data – One Health System’s Story
By Josh Rubel, Chief Commercial Officer, MDClone
LinkedIn: Josh R.
X: @MDClone_

Valuable insights are buried inside the massive quantities of data collected in various healthcare settings, but extracting those insights is often challenging and resource-intensive for health systems and hospitals. At the same time, the need for insights from data has grown dramatically in the healthcare industry, making it difficult to scale analyst teams to meet demand. Continue reading…

The Role of AI in Medical Imaging Diagnostics
By Katie Brenneman, Writer, Researcher
X: @KatieBWrites93

Like other aspects of modern society, AI (Artificial Intelligence) dominates conversations in the medical field. Its current and future benefits for healthcare professionals are remarkable and, for patients, potentially lifesaving. AI in medical imaging diagnostics is changing the future of radiology by assisting doctors in making more accurate, personalized diagnoses for patients. Continue reading…

How Generative AI Can Alleviate the Nurse Staffing Shortage
By Lora Sparkman, MHA, BSN, RN, Partner, Clinical Solutions, Relias
X: @relias

The nurse staffing shortage crisis is reaching a new high, increasing pressure on current nurses, prospective nurses, and the healthcare system as a whole. Nursing school enrollment is down as entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs experienced a 1.4% decline last year. Similarly, master’s nursing programs and Ph.D. nursing programs experienced declines of 9.4% and 4.1%, respectively. Continue reading…

TEFCA Will Soon Be Live and Add Support for FHIR-Based Exchange
By Mark Knee and Jawanna Henry, ONC
X: @ONC_HealthIT

In January 2022, ONC and The Sequoia Project, serving as ONC’s Recognized Coordinating Entity® (RCE) organization, released the Trusted Exchange Framework and Version 1 of the Common Agreement. One year later, six organizations became candidate Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINsSM) and committed to complete “onboarding” and “go live” by the end of 2023 – we are still on target! Continue reading…

Unlocking Healthcare Data with the Power of AI
By Jamie Clark, Technical Director, Dimensional Insight
X: @DI_tweet

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industries across the board, and healthcare is no exception. Chatbots, predictive algorithms, robotic process automation – the hype around these emerging technologies promises a revolution in how hospitals deliver care. AI holds enormous potential to automate mundane tasks, surface insights, and take medicine to the next level. Continue reading…

The Role of Care Orchestration Technology in Enhancing Perioperative Care
By Cindy Gaines, MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Lumeon
LinkedIn: Cindy Gaines

Perioperative care, which spans the time frame before, during, and after surgical procedures, consists of many vital waypoints in a patient’s medical journey. It requires a coordinated joint effort by clinicians to understand the patient’s medical history, evaluate surgical risks, manage unforeseen incidents, and initiate post-surgical recuperation. Continue reading…

Safeguarding Patient Privacy through Proper Record Disposal
By Art Gross, President and CEO, HIPAA Secure Now!
LinkedIn: Art Gross
X: @HIPAASecureNow

In the fast-paced world of healthcare, safeguarding patient privacy remains paramount. Yet, despite the diligence exercised in patient care, one area where vulnerabilities persist is record disposal. From the cluttered file rooms to the maze of electronic data, mistakes are made that can jeopardize sensitive patient information. Continue reading…

ACOs Prepare for eCQM Quality Reporting
By Mo Weitnauer, Chief Product Officer, MRO
LinkedIn: Moliehi Weitnauer
X: @MROCorp

Healthcare quality reporting is evolving, and accountable care organizations (ACOs) are at the forefront of this change. In 2025, ACOs will be required to shift from traditional quality reporting via the CMS Web Interface to electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), marking a significant transition in their reporting process. Continue reading…

The No Surprises Act Demands Real-Time Regulatory Compliance
By Eric Demers, CEO, Madaket Health
X: @MadaketHealth

In 2022, 20% of adults said they or their family received an unexpected medical bill. The No Surprises Act (NSA), which went into effect last year, is better late than never. A bipartisan effort to protect patients from unexpected healthcare expenses, the NSA minimizes surprise billing and makes the cost of care more transparent by granting patients access to preliminary good faith estimates of care costs.  Continue reading…

Next Gen Financial Management for Digital Transformation
By Peter Bresler, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Digital Performance, AVIA
LinkedIn: Peter Bresler
X: @HealthAVIA

Health systems are pursuing a wide range of digital initiatives to meet the unprecedented financial and strategic challenges they face. These digital initiatives span the enterprise, and include the creation of a modern consumer-grade experience, automating myriad back office processes, and delivering care using virtual technologies. Continue reading…