Posts Tagged ‘HIE’

The Healthcare Teeter-Totter: Secure vs. Useful Information

The Health Information Exchange (HIE) Teeter-Totter

The cyber-attack on Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurer, directly reflects the vulnerability of healthcare organizations, which are years behind other industries in regards to protecting personal information. In today’s healthcare industry, the federal government encourages sharing information across the continuum, which is critical to improving patient care. The challenge is the balancing act between […]

In Healthcare Connectivity Is Not Collaboration

In Healthcare, Connectivity Is Not Collaborating

Interoperability between different electronic health record (EHR) systems is one of the most important requirements that hospitals and physicians must meet as they prepare their systems for attestation in Meaningful Use Stage 2. However, let’s examine the real goals of interoperability within healthcare: 1) To make sure “information follows the patient regardless of geographic, organizational, […]

The Problem with Health IT is in the Definition

The Problem with Health IT is in the Definition

There has been a lot of debate around the challenges within the healthcare industry. Much of the discussion stems from the fee-for-service model and the focus on services and reimbursement rather than the patient. Health information technology has its own set of challenges when it comes to addressing healthcare issues. If we truly want to […]

Would you use a Self-service Symptom Checker Portal?

Would you use a Self-Service Symptom Checker Portal?

I sometimes read information about symptoms from Dr. Google but generally, I think this is a pretty bad idea … one of the reasons is because I believe in the power of thought and visualization … but we won’t go there in this blog. What I’d like to talk about is the powerful platform being […]

Healthcare Interoperability – Motivators for Change

Healthcare Interoperability – Motivators for Change

Having many siloed healthcare applications that don’t easily exchange information has been the trademark of health information technology, denying patients and providers the benefits that interoperable health information makes possible. Government regulations and the evolving healthcare landscape enforce the need for interoperability throughout the continuum of care. Integrated systems streamline data sharing, support population health […]

Modernizing Healthcare interoperability with Oracle

Modernizing Healthcare Interoperability with Oracle | #OOW14

Technology is opening up opportunities to move us further down the path of “best” outcomes AND more cost effectively than ever before. That is a tsunami that cannot be stopped. The use of personal health information in the delivery of care, optimizing outcomes and administering care within a cost context that our nation can afford […]

3 Questions Apple Must Address to Reduce Skepticism

3 Questions Apple Must Answer to Reduce HealthKit Skepticism

There has been a lot of buzz around Apple’s announcement to enter the healthcare space with the unveiling of their Apple Watch and HealthKit app. HealthKit seems to be gaining momentum due in large part to Apple’s strategic partnerships with healthcare industry heavy-hitters. However, many questions remain unanswered and Apple must address them to gain […]

7 Features the Market Wants in Your Patient Portal Blog Series

7 Features the Market Wants in Your Patient Portal: Blog Series

In case you missed it, we recently concluded our blog series on What the Market Says You Need in Your Patient Portal. Two of our healthcare experts, Melody Smith Jones, Manager of Connected Health (@melsmithjones) and Nick Lecker, Director of Architecture and Interoperability teamed up to take a deeper look into the 7 features that […]

Market Driven Patient Portal: Health Information Exchange Across Diverse Care Settings

Market Driven Patient Portal: HIE Across Diverse Care Settings

So far in this discussion about “What the market says you need in your patient portal” we have been driving toward changes that are core to new engagement models. However, we have not addressed a core enabler: “It’s all about the data!” Consumers demand access to information that meets their needs and they are not […]

Improve care coordination with direct secure messaging #HIMSS14

Direct secure messaging (DSM) is a transmission standard promoted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology that meets the Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements of electronic health records (EHRs). It works much the same way as regular email, but the message is encrypted, which prevents unintended use of the protected health […]

Creating a single best view of the patient #HIMSS14

As healthcare organizations prepare for full scale integration of electronic medical records through EHR and enterprise wide data warehouse initiatives, identity resolution is a priority for everyone. A Master Person Index (MPI) is a solution intended to solve the common problem where multiple systems or applications within the organization gradually become inconsistent with the most […]

Healthcare CIOs are carefully moving to the cloud

Recently our company has increased our focus on what healthcare organizations are looking for when it comes to cloud computing, in large part due to our acquisition last year of two fantastic Salesforce partners (ClearTask and CoreMatrix). I found this article in Healthcare Informatics to be very interesting. It’s titled “The Many Flavors of the […]

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