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A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 1.6 million telehealth encounters occ...
11/02/2020
CDC: Telehealth visits more than doubled in March 2020

A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 1.6 million telehealth encounters occurred via four major vendors from January through March. #Telehealth

A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 1.6 million telehealth encounters occurred via four major vendors from January through March.

HIMSSCast: HIMSS editors weigh in on the healthcare issues at stake in the upcoming presidential election. #HealthIT #El...
11/02/2020
HIMSSCast: The 2020 Election, Obamacare and COVID-19

HIMSSCast: HIMSS editors weigh in on the healthcare issues at stake in the upcoming presidential election. #HealthIT #Election2020 ( via Healthcare Finance News )

HIMSS editors weigh in on the healthcare issues at stake in the upcoming presidential election.

The document describes the government's hopes for how technology goals should be prioritized over the next five years – ...
11/02/2020
HHS unveils new 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

The document describes the government's hopes for how technology goals should be prioritized over the next five years – with an emphasis on patients' access to their health data. #GovHIT

The document describes the government's hopes for how technology goals should be prioritized over the next five years – with an emphasis on patients' access to their health data.

How should providers prepare for changes to telehealth reimbursement? Healthcare lawyer Andrew Selesnick said one key wi...
11/01/2020
Telehealth reimbursement may be changing. How should providers prepare?

How should providers prepare for changes to telehealth reimbursement? Healthcare lawyer Andrew Selesnick said one key will be to establish a stable, user-friendly platform that can make documentation seamless. #Telehealth

Healthcare lawyer Andrew Selesnick said one key will be to establish a stable, user-friendly platform that can make documentation seamless.

A new KLAS report found that few organizations have settled on any particular AI vendor as their choice going forward. I...
11/01/2020
Healthcare AI investment continues, but results are sluggish

A new KLAS report found that few organizations have settled on any particular AI vendor as their choice going forward. Instead, said the report, most are using a mishmash of software and tools in order to fulfill their AI and machine learning needs. #smartHIT

A KLAS report finds that most health systems rely on a mishmash of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to meet their needs.

Providers face the challenge of delivering a seamless experience combining the digital with the physical – something aki...
11/01/2020
Healthcare gets ready for a Starbucks and BOPIS revolution

Providers face the challenge of delivering a seamless experience combining the digital with the physical – something akin to drive-throughs, or the new trend of "buy online, pickup in-store." #PatientEngagement

A few months ago, who would have thought that going into a hospital or clinic to meet with your doctor would be considered a high-risk experience? And yet, here we are. COVID-19 has forced the entire health care sector to adopt low-contact and contactless experiences for the safety of patients and c...

Seamless shared health information can support patient transitions, from hospital discharge to outpatient follow-up care...
11/01/2020
Integrated EHR enables shift to virtual post-discharge follow-up

Seamless shared health information can support patient transitions, from hospital discharge to outpatient follow-up care, signaling yet another potential advantage of telemedicine. #HealthIT

Seamless shared health information can support patient transitions, from hospital discharge to outpatient follow-up care, signaling yet another potential advantage of telemedicine.

Data from a real-time location system, covering nearly 4.3 million square feet, offers the ability to see patients and s...
10/31/2020
How Wake Forest Baptist Health uses RTLS to protect against communicable disease

Data from a real-time location system, covering nearly 4.3 million square feet, offers the ability to see patients and staff who may have come into proximity with an infected person. #HealthIT

Data from a real-time location system, covering nearly 4.3 million square feet, offers the ability to see patients and staff who may have come into proximity with an infected person.

EHR vendor strategies to support staff in avoiding burnout:👉 Maintain work/life balance👉 Foster connectedness👉 Effective...
10/31/2020
Pandemic-era burnout: EHR vendor strategies to support staff

EHR vendor strategies to support staff in avoiding burnout:
👉 Maintain work/life balance
👉 Foster connectedness
👉 Effectively communicate
👉 Remember to be flexible for change
#HealthIT

In this fourth entry in our burnout feature series, key executives at seven top electronic health record companies share the steps they’re taking to ensure their employees can manage the many stressors related to COVID-19.

In their cybersecurity advisory, the agencies offer detailed insights into the potential tactics that might be used by b...
10/31/2020
FBI, HHS warn of 'increased and imminent' cyber threat to hospitals

In their cybersecurity advisory, the agencies offer detailed insights into the potential tactics that might be used by bad actors planning fresh incursions on the U.S. healthcare system as many hospitals are overrun with new #COVID19 patients. #HITsecurity

With the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, they describe some of the techniques that may be used by foreign groups that could be targeting hundreds of health systems with ransomware.

The first provider-prescribed apps were unveiled last week after making it through the test procedure from the Federal I...
10/31/2020
Two healthcare apps available for prescription in Germany for first time

The first provider-prescribed apps were unveiled last week after making it through the test procedure from the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), which aim to help with tinnitus and anxiety disorders. #GovHIT

Eleven months after the German federal government passed the Digital Healthcare Act (DVG), two health apps are now officially available for prescription.

Three hospitals at New York's St. Lawrence Health System were victimized by a ransomware attack. Meanwhile, Oregon-based...
10/31/2020
Hospitals in New York and Oregon hit with ransomware, as new attacks mount

Three hospitals at New York's St. Lawrence Health System were victimized by a ransomware attack. Meanwhile, Oregon-based Sky Lakes Medical Center also says its systems were compromised, as pandemic-era ransomware incursions continue nationwide. #HITsecurity

St. Lawrence Health System and Sky Lakes Medical Center both report being targeted, but officials from each say patient data doesn't appear to have been compromised.

10/30/2020
Top Stories October 30th

[VIDEO] Catch up on this week's top trending #HealthIT stories: Cybercriminals renew push to target healthcare providers; Trump's claims of overreporting #COVID19 draw backlash. #HIMSSTV

Almost all of the physician and nurse volunteers at Clinic of the Cascades were over 65. Here’s how the three merged tec...
10/30/2020
Epic, Zoom and mobile app help at-risk clinic volunteers deliver care from home

Almost all of the physician and nurse volunteers at Clinic of the Cascades were over 65. Here’s how the three merged technologies allowed it to stay open during #COVID19. #HealthIT

Almost all of the physician and nurse volunteers at Clinic of the Cascades were over 65. Here’s how the three merged technologies allowed it to stay open during COVID-19.

As health systems, HIEs and IT developers stay focused on a new surge in #COVID19 cases, they're thankful for the extens...
10/30/2020
Healthcare industry groups react to extended info blocking compliance timeline

As health systems, HIEs and IT developers stay focused on a new surge in #COVID19 cases, they're thankful for the extension, but say they remain committed to API-enabled patient access. #Interoperability

As health systems, HIEs and IT developers stay focused on a new surge in COVID-19 cases, they're thankful for the extension but say they remain committed to API-enabled patient access.

Of the 15 cities examined, Cleveland had the highest rate of hospitals that reported the ability to find, send, receive ...
10/29/2020
Interoperability in cities is improving, but small hospitals lag behind

Of the 15 cities examined, Cleveland had the highest rate of hospitals that reported the ability to find, send, receive and integrate electronic health information with sources outside their health system, according to a new report from ONC. #Interoperability

Of the 15 cities examined, Cleveland had the highest rate of hospitals that reported the ability to find, send, receive and integrate electronic health information with sources outside their health system, according to a new report from ONC.

A new report from the Center for Health Information and Analysis examines the readmission patterns for patients discharg...
10/29/2020
Patients with comorbid behavioral health conditions have longer inpatient stays

A new report from the Center for Health Information and Analysis examines the readmission patterns for patients discharged from Massachusetts acute care hospitals. #PopHealthIT

A new report from the Center for Health Information and Analysis examines the readmission patterns for patients discharged from Massachusetts acute care hospitals.

The updated interim final rule, meant to offer providers and developers more flexibility as they respond to #COVID19, al...
10/29/2020
ONC offers new compliance extension for information blocking rules

The updated interim final rule, meant to offer providers and developers more flexibility as they respond to #COVID19, also pushes out health IT certification requirements. #Interoperability

The updated interim final rule, meant to offer providers and developers more flexibility as they respond to COVID-19, also pushes out health IT certification requirements.

The hospital invested in the technology with an eye toward starting with urgent care and mammography. Suddenly, #COVID19...
10/29/2020
How the pandemic changed the self-scheduling plans of St. Luke’s Hospital

The hospital invested in the technology with an eye toward starting with urgent care and mammography. Suddenly, #COVID19 testing was the focus. Today, use of self-scheduling has grown beyond pre-pandemic levels. #PatientEngagement

The hospital invested in the technology with an eye toward starting with urgent care and mammography. Suddenly, COVID-19 testing was the focus. Today, use of self-scheduling has grown beyond pre-pandemic levels.

More than 80 organizations led by the Alliance for Connected Care called this week for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency ...
10/29/2020
Dozens of orgs call on DEA to enable remote prescriptions for controlled substances

More than 80 organizations led by the Alliance for Connected Care called this week for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to implement a telemedicine special registration that would allow providers to remotely prescribe controlled substances. #GovHIT

Such a regulation would assist providers with implementing medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in the longer term.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency describe some of the techniques that may be used by foreign groups ...
10/29/2020
FBI, HHS warn of 'increased and imminent' cyber threat to hospitals

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency describe some of the techniques that may be used by foreign groups that could be targeting hundreds of health systems with ransomware. #HITsecurity

With the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, they describe some of the techniques that may be used by foreign groups that could be targeting hundreds of health systems with ransomware.

New research released by vHealth shows that residents in the Gulf country are embracing telemedicine, with the company r...
10/29/2020
More than half of UAE expats highly likely to use telehealth services

New research released by vHealth shows that residents in the Gulf country are embracing telemedicine, with the company reporting a 500% increase in telehealth app use between March and September 2020. #Telehealth

New research released by vHealth shows that residents in the Gulf country are embracing telemedicine, with the company reporting a 500% increase in the use of its telehealth app between March and September 2020, compared to the same period last year.

The new service lets patients take a digital eye exam and get their prescriptions renewed by an eye doctor. #DigitalHeal...
10/29/2020
CVS launches telemedicine enabled contact renewal service

The new service lets patients take a digital eye exam and get their prescriptions renewed by an eye doctor. #DigitalHealth ( via MobiHealthNews )

The new service lets patients take a digital eye exam and get their prescription renewed by an eye doctor.

Given numerous pressing workforce trends and the potential of AI, says one data industry stakeholder, healthcare organiz...
10/28/2020
Pandemic pressures point to need for targeted AI investment

Given numerous pressing workforce trends and the potential of AI, says one data industry stakeholder, healthcare organizations know the answer is to innovate while navigating difficult financial realities. #smartHIT #COVID19 #HealthcareInnovation ( via AIPoweredHealthcare )

Among all the other challenges it brings, a pandemic makes it more difficult than ever for healthcare executives to determine where and how to invest in their organization’s future. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

St. Lawrence Health System and Sky Lakes Medical Center both report being targeted, but officials from each say patient ...
10/28/2020
Hospitals in New York and Oregon hit with ransomware, as new attacks mount

St. Lawrence Health System and Sky Lakes Medical Center both report being targeted, but officials from each say patient data doesn't appear to have been compromised. #HITsecurity

St. Lawrence Health System and Sky Lakes Medical Center both report being targeted, but officials from each say patient data doesn't appear to have been compromised.

A new report from Booz Allen Hamilton predicts that the explosion in virtual care offerings will change the way bad acto...
10/28/2020
Cybercriminals seek to take advantage of rapid telehealth scale-up

A new report from Booz Allen Hamilton predicts that the explosion in virtual care offerings will change the way bad actors target health data. #HITsecurity

A new report from Booz Allen Hamilton predicts that the explosion in virtual care offerings will change the way bad actors target health data.

The not-for-profit senior living and healthcare provider is preventing more falls, decreasing mortality and morbidity, i...
10/28/2020
United Methodist Communities has early successes with telehealth and RPM

The not-for-profit senior living and healthcare provider is preventing more falls, decreasing mortality and morbidity, increasing frequency of consultative services, and much more. #Telehealth

The not-for-profit senior living and healthcare provider is preventing more falls, decreasing mortality and morbidity, increasing frequency of consultative services, and much more.

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Not long ago I published an article about the use of computed tomography (CT) to scan chest organs in patients with suspected COVID-19. The article resonated with the audience while CT imaging was positively acknowledged both in Moscow and New York. Some readers, being also regular health care consumers, expressed concern about the safety of imaging studies in the article titled: “Computed tomography causes cancer”. Prof. Sergey Morozov, CEO of Moscow Center of Diagnostics & Telemedicine explained to me when CT can actually be harmful. Alternative approaches In April and May, early diagnosis of the lung changes typical in COVID-19 pneumonia in the outpatient CT centers gave rise to an effective patient routing mechanism: some patients were quarantined and treated outpatiently in the comfort of their homes, while the others were hospitalized and received emergency medical care. In June the statistics showed a decrease in the overall number of chest CT studies conducted in the Moscow outpatient CT centers. At the moment, the operation of the CT and MRI facilities has been fully restored back to admitting medically ill patients. Wide application of the antibody testing for COVID-19 helped to shape a different system for the provision of medical care during the pandemic. https://medium.com/@s.samburskiy/computed-tomography-does-not-cause-cancer-89fd6383ed01 #ArtificialIntelligence #Telemedicine #ComputedTomography #Cancer #Covid19
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Perhaps, I suspect if they knew (really knew) what is at stake they would be more careful Laziness does not cover it, just look at the hoops they go through because of universal precautions. It is a pain to deal with the gloves, the needles, etc. And yet they do it as they understand the consequences. Why can't we extend that same level of understanding to their computing behavior.
Nuance Transcription started layoffs today and it was done very poorly! No notice whatsoever so can prepare!