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Health Information Exchanges Prepare for Patient Displacement as Hurricane Michael Gains Steam

Recent storms, including Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Irma in Puerto Rico and Florence in North Carolina, have helped HIEs refine their approach.
 

State Medical Societies Collaborate to Impact Healthcare Disparities

Seven state medical societies announced the creation of the Health Equity Network for Change (HENC) which is focused on improving the health status of medically underserved...

OneHealth New Jersey is the Solution to #killthefax

In medical facilities throughout the country, physicians, nurses, and staff are placing medical records in a tray, dialing a number...
 

Fax machines can be hacked to breach a network, using only its number

While CMS Administrator Seema Verma called for the end of fax machine use by 2020, new Check Point research found a hacker could steal data from a flaw in the fax protocol.

CMS: Providers Should Get Rid of Fax Machines by 2020

Federal health officials announced their goal this week to eliminate fax machines from physician offices by 2020.

A Letter to Doctors from CMS Administrator Seema Verma

Thank you for the difference you make in your patients’ lives. Many of our nation’s best and brightest students go into medicine...

Using Clinical Data Standards to Measure Quality: A New Approach

The purpose of quality measurement is to evaluate the care quality delivered to the patient.

Return on Investment for Health Information Exchange Participation

What is the return on investment (ROI) for participating in a health information exchange (HIE

Easier Medical Record Access Is Key to Ideal Patient Journey

A chief medical information officer suggests that giving people easier access to their medical information is one way to improve the patient experience.

What are Potential Benefits, Challenges of HIE Use?

The push for nationwide interoperability and improved health data exchange have increased HIE use, which can create advantages and difficulties for providers.

Community HIEs outperform enterprise exchanges in savings and healthcare utilization, study finds

New research found that community HIEs produce better results when it comes to reducing both costs and the use of unnecessary services.

Lakewood Urologist First to Join OneHealth New Jersey

OneHealth New Jersey, in partnership with the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), is pleased to announce Kiritkumar Pandya, MD, MSNJ Board...

myNJHealtheRecords: A New and Better Way to Manage Personal Health Information

There are many reasons patients need quick, secure online access to their health care records and medical history...

Docs tell CMS that they need relief from MIPS reporting

In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the organizations call for the agency to reduce the quality measure reporting period for MIPS...

With TEFCA Looming, HIE Leaders Discuss Changing Business Models

Regional health information exchanges are not an endangered species. That was the message from a panel of HIE leaders...

Electronic access to patient info a struggle, physician survey finds

Making sure providers have up-to-date and comparative information about drug prices and insurance coverage could help to rein in...

OneHealth New Jersey Provides Physicians with Quality Reporting Registry

Physicians and clinicians participating in New Jersey’s health information network, OneHealth New Jersey, have a trusted choice when...

HIMSS18 cybersecurity recap: Threat sharing and the need for boardroom priority

From Google to NIH, the message was clear at the annual health IT conference: Hospitals need to make cybersecurity a budget...

Health Plan Leaders Discuss HIE Data and the Value Proposition for Payers

As health information exchange (HIE) organizations continue to evolve, HIE leaders are focused on expanding services and providing data analytics and business...

Demonstrating the Value of the Health Information Exchange through Qualitative Research

Executives share groundbreaking research on the use of longitudinal patient information to improve quality reporting at HIMSS 2018

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Major HIMSS18 Focal Points

The HIMSS18 Conference and Exhibition is set to help healthcare professionals tackle serious challenges related to health data exchange and interoperability

A Guide to Revenue Cycle Education at HIMSS18

The revenue cycle is changing as hospitals look to adapt financial services, tech-wise, and here are some sessions happening at HIMSS18 to learn best practices.

Physicians Leaving Profession Over EHRs

Until recently, most doctors created their own workflows and utilized only the technology they were comfortable using.

eClinicalworks to Show off Precision Medicine, AI Features for EHR at HIMSS18

The cloud-based electronic health record vendor will be showing new features and functionalities that CEO Girish Navani says make the software smarter so it helps doctors.

Technology with Behavioral Insight Data Can Improve Outcomes for Patients

Penn Medicine’s David Asch, MD, believes there are good examples in the retail market that can be applied to healthcare.

How Your Health Care Will Be Reshaped in 2018

Let's take a step back from the minute-by-minute onslaught and take stock more broadly of the big, overarching trends that will animate this year in health policy.

When It Comes To Sharing Patient Information, Can You Do it Securely?

The healthcare IT systems used to collect, store and share confidential patient information are under constant attack.

Three Areas Cited as Places to Start Future-Proofing for Precision Medicine

HIMSS Analytics survey indicates focus on Infrastructure, funding and human capital.

Diameter Health Achieves NCQA Certification for All 2017 eMeasures

The NCQA eMeasure certification program is designed for companies that develop quality-measure reporting software that calculates quality measures using electronic clinical data.

Connecting for Better Care with New Statewide Health Information Exchange

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) announces the launch of OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live. OneHealth New Jersey encompasses an interoperable health information exchange...

KaMMCO Health Solutions to Deliver Statewide HIE, Analytics, & Patient Engagement Tools in 7 States

Physicians and healthcare professionals nationwide are in the midst of unparalleled industry transformation. Successful adoption of the new performance-based delivery and payment models will rely heavily upon electronic health record (EHR)

Cybersecurity: Design Systems Around Employee Workflows

Marin General has seen a 50 percent reduction in system vulnerabilities and 100 percent participation in staff security awareness efforts -- just by building a system designed for the humans who use it.

Program to Collect Data from Fitbit Wearables

The program will distribute Fitbit devices to a representative sample of All of Us participants for a one-year study to determine its use on a larger scale in the program.

2018 Is Primed for Blockchain, Big Data and Cloud Computing Advancements, All With a Better Security Plan

Health IT is in a very fluid state and evolving quickly. Hospital executives and technology professionals no doubt have their hands full keeping up with technological advances, security events and much more.