February 10, 2016

A Simple Framework to Select Software for Your Healthcare Business

When people ask me what software I’d recommend for their medical billing needs, or for their Electronic Health Record systems, or even to handle employee payroll, I tell them it depends. They’re not usually happy with that answer. They want a quick response that’s specific to their needs. My thirty plus years in the technology business are of no value without a complete understanding of their needs. What you'll see below is the framework I've used to understand my companies software needs … [Read more...]

HIMSS Analytics Launches Logic, an Intuitive Market Intelligence Tool for Healthcare

HIMSS Analytics has announced the launch of Logic, which they describe as a comprehensive and intuitive global healthcare IT market intelligence tool. Collaboratively built with hospitals and health systems, Logic is a tool that allows healthcare providers, healthcare IT companies, governmental and education organizations and investors to gain crucial insights for guiding healthcare IT strategies. Logic builds off the current HIMSS Analytics Database, which stores key data insights from … [Read more...]

drchrono and ZocDoc Partner to Sync Medical Records and Online Appointment Booking

drchrono has announced a partnership with digital health marketplace ZocDoc which will give medical professionals using the two digital health platforms a more seamless experience by syncing their calendars and EHRs directly with ZocDoc’s patient-facing platform. Both drchrono and ZocDoc have been credited with innovative and forward-thinking approaches to improving healthcare – ZocDoc, from the patient’s perspective; and drchrono, from the provider’s. The new partnership is a model of … [Read more...]

Electronic Health Record Could Crash Medical System, Warns Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

More than half of physicians are feeling burned out, and onerous, punitive federal mandates on electronic health records are one of the biggest reasons, reports the Chicago Tribune on Dec 12. Many family physicians are contemplating early retirement, as "busy work" adds hours to their work day. Doctors are not anti-technology. Physicians usually embrace technology "at a blistering pace," says AMA president Steven J. Stack, M.D. The AMA blames lack of proper coordination and unrealistic … [Read more...]

Hypori to Exhibit First HIPAA-Compliant, Mobile Thin Client at mHealth Summit

Hypori is exhibiting the first HIPAA-compliant, mobile thin client at the mHealth summit in Washington D.C., Booth 917 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Hypori's mobile-first thin client solution provides secure remote access to sensitive data from any mobile devices. The Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) based approach ensures HIPAA data stays secure on the server just like VDI, with no electronic health record (EHR) apps or data at rest. Hypori's VMI platform, … [Read more...]

New Book Explores how Physicians Can Use Innovation to Fix Health Care

The American Association for Physician Leadership has released a new book, How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One innovation at a time, by New York Times best-selling author Chris Trimble. The book examines how today’s physicians can foster a culture of innovation in health care by building positive change and nurturing multi-disciplinary teams. “While researching and shadowing physicians for this book, I came to understand how physicians can innovate and change the way health care is … [Read more...]

drchrono Shares Statistics on Healthcare Providers Converting from ICD-9 to ICD-10 On its Platform

drchrono has announced new data on the number of medical professionals using its platform who have already successfully completed the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 less than a month after the October first deadline. The drchrono team did an analysis of how successful the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 has been on its own platform.  An overwhelming 99% of medical claims sent over the drchrono platform since October 1, 2015 were sent using ICD-10 codes. The drchrono platform has submitted … [Read more...]

OneContent Achieves Certification with PaperStream IP Image Enhancement Solution

Fujitsu has announced that McKesson, a healthcare services and information technology company, is the latest independent vendor to certify its software with the Fujitsu PaperStream IP TWAIN and ISIS image enhancement technology. The certification of McKesson's healthcare content management tool, OneContent(TM), with PaperStream IP further expands the capabilities of the Fujitsu high-performance fi Series document imaging scanner line and the flexibility of OneContent. In combination with the … [Read more...]

AHIMA Receives Award for Online Coding Courses

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is being recognized for its revised online Coding Basics program with a 2015 HCM Brandon Hall Excellence Gold Award. As a leading source of knowledge about health information management, AHIMA identified a need to update its Coding Basics program to support coder workforce development after the transition to ICD-10, a new coding system that was implemented nationwide in October. AHIMA worked with Pearson Higher Education to create … [Read more...]

HIPAA Report Reveals Healthcare’s True Security Posture (Hint: It’s Bad)

This story reminds me of the old saying about parents where 90% believe their child is above average. Here, 80% of survey respondents believe they are fully HIPPA compliant while only 63% encrypt PHI on work devices.  Interesting stuff. A significant security disparity exists among healthcare c-suite and IT departments, outlined by the SecurityMetrics HIPAA Security Rule Report. In a survey of c-level, risk officers, and IT managers, a 10-20% gap was revealed between what executives believe … [Read more...]