Digital is a valuable tool for prevention – and so rightly it’s at the heart of the long term plan
Two countries united by natural language processing?
Special Report: Shared Care Records
How machine learning can reduce tests, improve treatments for ICU patients
ONC: After EHR Adoption, Patient Data Access, Exchange Are Key
The 2018 ONC Report to Congress outlined current health IT limitations, such as poor patient data access and exchange.
More than 772 million email addresses affected in 'Collection #1' data breach
“Revolutionizing” Healthcare: How Non-Traditional Players are Shaking Up the Sector
Bioethicists say consumer neurotechnologies need more oversight
Gartner's top data and analytics predictions for 2019
Predictions about data and analytics strategy
* By 2022, 30 percent of CDOs will partner with their CFO to value the organization’s information assets for improved information management and benefits.
* By 2022, more than half of major new business systems will incorporate continuous intelligence that uses real-time context data to improve decisions.
* By 2023, data literacy will become an explicit and necessary driver of business value, demonstrated by its formal inclusion in over 80 percent of data and analytics strategies and change management programs.
* By 2023, 60 percent of organizations with more than 20 data scientists will require a professional code of conduct incorporating ethical use of data and AI.
HIT Think How an omni-channel approach can aid patient experience
Dutch govt to put EUR 90 mln into e-health for the elderly
IoT security is so bad, many companies can’t tell when they’re hacked
And only 14% believe that IoT security is an ethical responsibility.
AJMC: Which HIE approach is best?
- Thirty-three percent of transitions could be completed with one of the three proprietary data-sharing approaches listed above.
- Open data exchange methods, such as those offered by community HIEs, were still required for 45 percent of patients.
- Physicians who did not use a market-leading EHR, did not belong to a large integrated health system and shared patients with a broader network of physicians have the greatest need for an "open" HIE.
How the government shutdown is putting national cybersecurity at risk
- The country’s cybersecurity stance has been weakened by the partial government shutdown, with both immediate and longer term negative consequences.
- This is especially true as a longstanding “brain drain” of cybersecurity talent has turned into an open bleed.
- Many essential cybersecurity functions continue, but their jobs are made harder by the fact that other IT staff who would normally implement routine fixes are furloughed.
Provider organizations look to tech to improve the patient experience
AMIA: Clinical research and care need to be better aligned
Healthcare providers increasingly lucrative for pros’ ransomware attacks
NHS Chair Lord Prior talks challenges, opportunities of digital health tech
Pew: Here's what APIs need to succeed for healthcare
Here are 6 major issues facing healthcare in 2019, according to PwC
- Digital therapeutics and connected care reshape the life sciences industry
- Your company's new, upskilled health worker of the future is you
- Tax reform has only just begun for healthcare companies
- Creating the Southwest Airlines of healthcare
- Private equity – healthcare's new growth accelerator
- The Affordable Care Act in 2019 – still alive
Singapore’s Minister for Health outlines key responses to COI report’s recommendations
Virtual video visits give patients more flexibility without diminishing care quality: 7 survey findings
Hospitals with value-based care contracts more likely to use emerging tech
Industry Voices—EHRs causing undue physician burden? Give me a break
GAO: Patient matching hampered by demographic data
GAO Highlights Need to Better Match Patient Records
Assessment spotlights Pew-backed strategies to boost electronic match rates and promote quality care
National Institutes of Health asks Fitbit users to share data
HIT Think Why healthcare has an unhealthy detection and protection problem
Definitive Healthcare Acquires HIMSS Analytics' Data Services
The move will allow HIMSS Analytics' clients to access HIMSS' data as well as Definitive's proprietary data.
Definitive Health acquires HIMSS Analytics’ data business
Artificial intelligence, bias and clinical safety
- Robert Challen1,2,
- Joshua Denny3,
- Martin Pitt4,
- Luke Gompels2,
- Tom Edwards2,
- Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova1
IHiS and SingHealth fined S$1 million in total by PDPC for data breach arising from cyberattack
HIMSS19 looks at lessons learned in accelerating innovation in England
Montana Senator to VA CIO: “EHR Modernization Cannot Fail”
ONC releases 'snapshot' of new interoperability standards: 4 notes
NHS England digital chief moves to digital GP company
- Juliet Bauer to join Livi as an executive
- Ms Bauer was NHS England’s first chief digital officer
- Livi holds NHS contracts to provide video GP consultations
VC funding for digital health reaches $9.5B in 2018
IT execs see rising need to achieve interoperability
Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft form digital health link
Microsoft, Walgreens team up to develop new healthcare delivery models
HIT Think Why 2018 offered key HIPAA insights for providers
- Why is it assumed that HIPAA and the goals of value-based care cannot co-exist with HIPAA as currently in place? The permissible uses and disclosures under treatment, payment and healthcare operations are quite extensive. In fact, in beginning to work on comments for submission to Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in response to the request for information, population health style concepts are already included in the definition of health care operations. Further, sharing of information among healthcare providers and payers is clearly permissible. If other parties are brought into the fold, then those parties will likely fit into one of those categories or be a business associate. In all instance, HIPAA allows utilization of the data.
- Control and use of data are essential components of most contracts. Almost every analytics, consulting or similar vendor wants to retain and keep using patient data even once a contract ends. While most such vendors are aware enough to request continued use of only de-identified data, that is not always the case. When a vendor wants to keep identifiable patient data, it suggests that the vendor does not accurately understand HIPAA. However, retention of de-identifiable data is strongly argued for since it can enable development of new tools or refinement of existing ones. To the vendors, there is an arguable tradeoff that the fees charged will be less if data can be kept or some other argument. These arguments counter the often default position of covered entities that de-identification and subsequent use can only occur with explicit permission. As with all things, neither side is right or wrong, but it is an unavoidable debate.
Health-care data in the cloud? Early adopter took a giant leap, and it paid off
Personal Health Records More Promising in the Smartphone Era?
An overview of Thailand’s healthcare sector
AI and the physician: A blessing or a curse?
E-Health cards to be issued from February
As the preliminary stage it is planned to issue e-Health cards at Kalutara General Hospital, Bandaragama Regional Hospital.
The e-Health card is to be given to the public within a period of six months. The Health Ministry said,that the issuing of the e-health card allows the patient to receive treatment in any part of the country with complete patient reports of patients.
The e-Healthcare Card was introduced to Sri Lanka at the 71st anniversary of the World Health Organization on April 7, 2018. It was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theater in Colombo under the auspices of the President. The minister further stated that the people will be able to provide services sooner with the introduction of new technology.
Want to give blood? There’s an app for that.
Three healthcare IT trends to watch in 2019
We’re starting to see significant initiatives in Healthcare IT take shape that are fundamentally changing both the way healthcare consumers interact with providers and how providers administer care across their networks.
Consolidation of regional health systems and major mergers such as the CVS-AETNA deal continue to push forward demands for improved and streamlined Health IT systems supported by modern cloud technology. Just a few years ago, the cloud was still treated with suspicion in healthcare, and it now has moved to be a key way that health systems solve complex workflow challenges and extend medical imaging access. We’re also starting to see the spoils of tech titans such as Google, Amazon, and Apple making further inroads in Health IT, especially in the academic and research fields.
6 barriers to healthcare interoperability, according to ONC
Health IT Roundup—Report to Congress from ONC finds too many interoperability hurdles
ONC: Too many barriers to interoperability
AI combined with EHR and other data improves influenza forecasting
HIStalk Announcements and Requests
- They run their operation like a dues-funded vendor, maximizing revenue at every opportunity.
- In fact, they really are a vendor, having acquired for-profit companies, conferences, and publications while somehow remaining a non-profit.