Provider wearing PPE and running COVID-19 test
By Kat Jercich 05:02 pm September 25, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may follow through on threats to revoke federal Medicare funding for hospitals that don't meet COVID-19 patient data requirements, reported NPR this week.
Seema Verma
By Kat Jercich 02:02 pm September 25, 2020
The American Telemedicine Association's comments focused on expanding telehealth access, changes to remote monitoring services, and the provision of telehealth in federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
Nurse wearing PPE and communications badge

A nurse wearing the hands-free communication badge underneath full personal protective equipment.

By Bill Siwicki 12:47 pm September 25, 2020
Throughout the pandemic, the facility has outfitted staff with voice-activated comm badges that keep staff in a room to a minimum and reduce the need to change personal protective equipment.
Interoperability API FHIR data exchange (abstract image of light pinpoints with line connections)
By Mike Miliard 10:22 am September 25, 2020
Chesapeake Regional Information System, MedStar Health Research Institute and other LEAP in Health IT awardees will launch new projects focused on use of FHIR and other exchange specs across a variety of use cases.
By Dean Koh 04:02 am September 25, 2020
The Lien Foundation, a private philanthropic organization which focuses on early childhood development and eldercare issues in Singapore, has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) to strengthen support and services for those who are newly diagnosed with dementia.
Woman looking at VPN on her phone
By Kat Jercich 04:26 pm September 24, 2020
CHSPSC, a Tennessee-based management company that provides IT and services to providers indirectly owned by Community Health Systems, agreed this week to settle for potential HIPAA violations.
Man on phone

(Jim Reardan, Unsplash)

By Kat Jercich 12:40 pm September 24, 2020
From "outlawed" buzzwords to frustratingly defeatist attitudes, servers on the fritz to budgets in disarray, more than a dozen health IT pros tell us their least favorite turns of phrase.
By Bill Siwicki 12:01 pm September 24, 2020
The Oregon coordinated care organization lines up care plans, goals and tasks to keep care teams and members on track and on the same page.
Cybersecurity breach weak link

Third-party vendor are often weak links when it comes cyber vulnerabilities, even as nearly a third of IT and infosec pros say they lack visibility into the security practices of outside partners.

By Mike Miliard 09:15 am September 24, 2020
As many as 80% of CIOs and CISOs polled for a new report say they've experienced a breach originating with a third-party vendor in the past year, while another survey shows 44% of hospitals and health systems fail to meet basic NIST CSF protocols.
Epic sign
By Kat Jercich 04:33 pm September 23, 2020
Connect Rx Wisconsin won $1 million earlier this month to create an integrated network of healthcare and social service systems across Dane County, home to Epic's campus headquarters.