2019

Healthcare’s Thought Leaders Offer their HIMSS19 Takeaways

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This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The cornucopia that is the annual HIMSS conference and tradeshow – healthcare technology’s biggest event – is behind us, but what’s left in the wake is wonderful, inspiring even, if not a bit overwhelming. The reactions to this year’s event have been overwhelmingly positive. Interoperability in the form of data sharing and a ban on […].

Predicting the Most Likely Takeaways From HIMSS19

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This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. This year looks to be one of adventure and excitement for healthcare technology, per usual, and according to a new report from HIMSS, 2019 Healthcare Trends Forecast: The Beginning of a Consumer-Driven Reformation, we’re about to get serious about the tangible results of digital health innovation. HIMSS’ forecast is meant to detail possible clinical and financial […].

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Health IT Trends for 2019

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This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Healthcare technology continues to proliferate the sector, the developments almost too many to track. The sector abounds with innovation and push forward in the name of better – even the minutest – advancements of care and better care outcomes. The coming year will be no different. As we enter the final year of the 21st […]. The article Health IT Trends for 2019 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

What Is the Patient Driven Payment Model: How Skilled Nursing Providers Can Get Ahead of PDPM

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This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Jayne Warwick, director of market insights, PointClickCare. The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is more than just a new name attached to Medicare payment reform. The shift from Resource Utilization Group (RUG) IV to PDPM moves the skilled nursing reimbursement model away from therapy provision as its main driver. Instead, payment will be determined […].

What the Hell Is Going On with Healthcare Interoperability?

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This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed its annual year-end report to Congress at the start of 2019. The 22-page report summarized nationwide trends in health information exchange in 2018, including the adoption of EHRs and other technologies that support electronic access to patient information. The most interesting takeaway has to do with the […].

Hot Damn, Healthcare Is On FHIR!

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Scott E. Rupp, publisher, Electronic Health Reporter. The healthcare technology world is ablaze, on FHIR. New proposed standards for interoperability are being established to allow health systems the ability to share information and facilitate patient access to data. Specifically, in large part through a structure known as FHIR. This “FHIR” the market is speaking […].

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The Transportation Effect In Healthcare: Improving Population Health Through Better Access To Care

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Hants Williams, director of clinical operations, VirtualHealth. The buzz around social determinants of health (SDoH) is making waves across the healthcare industry. Linked to roughly 80 percent of overall health, stakeholders are increasingly embracing the opportunity of addressing SDoH in care management workflows. SDoH are defined by Healthy People 2020 as the “conditions in […].

Spry Health Announces FDA Clearance of Its Loop System To Treat COPD

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Spry Health announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared to market the company’s Loop System. Loop is a clinical-grade wearable that measures pulse oximetry, respiration rate and heart rate. With this FDA clearance, clinicians will now have a tool to remotely monitor their patients with chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary […].

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Health Technology for the Ages: Different Patient Demographics Are Embracing New Options

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Mike Braham, CEO, Trapollo. Delivery of care options have evolved quickly over the last decade, as more patients have become comfortable with remote care and connected health services. And while it’s often assumed that younger generations are more eager to adapt to the changing healthcare landscape, services enabled by technology are being adopted by […].

Addressing The Mental Health Access Gap Through Texting and Virtual Care

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Justin Hunt, MD, MS, head of psychiatry, Ginger.

The Future of Blockchain In Healthcare

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This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The blockchain is a ledger, a database that keeps everything in one place and cannot be changed without leaving a mark in the ledger in the event of information changing. According to Jacob Kostecki of Blockhead Factor, blockchain makes it perfect for the recording of both research and treatment information, as well as medical histories. […].

Rare Genomics Institute Brings Hope To Rare Disease Patients

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Romina Ortiz, COO and vice president of patient advocacy, Rare Genomics Institute. Getting a diagnosis for a rare disease is a long and often painful journey that can take an average of five years1 and hundreds of doctor visits. Sometimes, the answer never comes; conventional diagnostics does not always provide a diagnosis for diseases […].

In the Decade To Come, Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce Cyber Risk with Employee Training

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Taeil Goh, chief technology officer, OPSWAT.

Measles Epidemic Exposes Performance Gaps In U.S., Global Health Data Analytics

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Measles continues to spread in the United States as health officials seek to stem the worst outbreak of the disease in decades. More than 700 cases have now been reported, about half if them involving children under the age of five.1 James D’Arezzo, CEO of Condusiv Technologies, says, “It is the job of our healthcare […]. The article Measles Epidemic Exposes Performance Gaps In U.S.,

4 Ways IoT Is Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Tim Mitchell, healthcare vertical sales manager, Advantech. From a technology standpoint, we are amid a transformative era within the healthcare industry. In a hospital setting, where efficiency and accuracy are often life-or-death matters, the increased availability of IoT devices is revolutionizing the healthcare space. In any given hospital, there are countless supplies, tools and […].

Medical Device Development and Data Science Integration

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This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Dr. Sean Otto, business development, Cyient. The approval of electrocardiogram’s (EKG) through the FDA that enables atrial fibrillation detection right from a patient’s watch band is just one example of how the digitization of medical devices, a part of the Internet of Things movement, is leading product development and innovation in medicine. However, while medical devices […].

How New Advances In Brain Technology May Revolutionize Behavioral Healthcare

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dr. Antonio Rotondo, licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in neuropsychology. Neurotechnologies that help diagnose and treat brain disorders are, in essence, a form of “information technology” in the behavioral healthcare world. They’re also relatively new in the history of psychiatry, and their advent is allowing us to more accurately diagnose and treat those who suffer […].

Sheba Medical Center Becomes The First Fully VR-Based Hospital In The World

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. XRHealth, formerly known as VRHealth, a provider of extended reality and therapeutic applications, and Sheba Medical Center, ranked by Newsweek at the 10th best hospital in the world, are partnering to create the first fully VR-based hospital, utilizing XRHealth’s technology throughout each department. The integration of virtual reality technology is part of the medical center’s […].

MedTech Advancements Supporting Mental Health Treatments

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This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Dariya Lopukhina, content director, Anadea. Mental health affects everyone at some point in our lives. A commonly quoted statistic in the UK is that one in four people suffer the impact of mental ill health. In the U.S., 80 percent of workers experience stress at some point every day, and anxiety and depression cost […].

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How Healthcare Apps Are Transforming Medicine

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Joe Tuan, founder, TopFlight Apps. Imagine for a second: you’re walking through the busy halls of your local hospital, only to notice that the doctors and nurses around you are constantly checking their phones and tablets. It strikes you as odd, and you can’t help but think: Isn’t anyone getting any work done around […].

Blockchain: Increasing Security In Telehealth

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Blaise Wabo, senior manager, A-LIGN. As technology continues to improve, using virtual connections in place of face-to-face meetings has surged in popularity. The healthcare industry is no different – the telehealth industry is predicted to be worth more than $130 billion by 2025. While telehealth offers many benefits to patients, particularly those who are […].

How Safe Are Your Medical Records?

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. It is not uncommon, in today’s age, to do large amounts of personal business online. This includes discussing or sharing medical records. You may think that any place that shares your medical records online would invest in intense digital security, but you would be surprised. It takes just a small mistake on the part of […]. The article How Safe Are Your Medical Records?

3 Ways Care Coordination Saves Your Healthcare Organization Money

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Steve Simmons, marketing and business analysis manager, eCare Vault. Care coordination by definition is a strategy that is focused on bringing together the multiple parties of a patient’s care team to knock down barriers of communication in order to enable the best outcomes for your patients. However, by doing so, your healthcare organization stands […].

How Online Tools Can Help Fight an Opioid Addiction

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. With the sheer number of people who have fallen victim to the opioid epidemic, friends and family may be left with many unanswered questions and feelings of helpless about what to do when they notice suspect their loved one may have an addiction. The abuse of opioids is not a recent phenomenon as it has […].

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7 Challenges Faced By Medical Practices in EHR Implementation

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This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The implementation of electronic health record (EHR) is not a new thing in the industry. The digital wave has completely transformed the way medical records were maintaining before and now. With increased demand for efficiency and faster solutions, more and more medical practices are embracing EHR to simplify and organize their data storage process. Initially, […].

How Technology Can Improve Healthcare Even More

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Alex Zlatin, CEO, Maxim Software Systems. Technology is changing everything that we know. Artificial intelligence makes suggestions about what we should buy at the grocery store. If we need transportation to get to the grocery store, we can use ride-sharing applications. Swiping right on a dating app has become a new way to look […].

Zero-Trust, Session-Based Models Overpowering Legacy Technology for Healthcare Networking Enhancements

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Perry Price, CEO and president, Revation Systems. Amid the latest security breaches at well-known companies like Facebook and Marriott, cybersecurity has never been at the forefront of conversation more than it is today. No other industry knows the dangers of information vulnerability better than the healthcare sector, where confidential patient data is stored and […].

3 Ways AI Will Soon Personalize Medicine

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Shivrat Chhabra, CEO, Dosis. Now more than ever, the healthcare industry is leveraging new technologies to provide patients with improved, innovative care. The innovation attracting the most buzz in the healthcare industry today is artificial intelligence (AI). However, despite the ongoing hype of robots and algorithms as industry game-changers, results to date from early […].

Apple’s New Healthcare Records App Beta Version — Following HL7’s FHIR Standards — Launched

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Manan Ghadawala, founder, 21Twelve Interactive. The healthcare system seems to become better every day. The growth and development of digital platforms have provided a unique dimension for this particular industry to grow tremendously and provide an excellent service to the seekers. In this context, Apple, the most reputed smart phone and electronics manufacturer in […].

A Nurse’s Perspective On Using Technology To Improve Patient Care

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Brianna Zink, RN, MSN, account manager, Infor Workforce Management for Healthcare. When we look at the healthcare industry over the past 15-20 years, it is clear that drastic improvements have been made because of technology. For example, neurologists can now assess patients experiencing symptoms of a stroke remotely, using a specialized computer system. Wearable […].