Medical IT Issues Worth a Second Read – December 2021

One of the things that makes Answers Media different from other media sites is the sense of the community. Sort leaders in our community are good at sharing ideas about today’s issues. We currently publish at least 8 guest posts a week, so for those who missed it, here are the top 10 to read and share. Guest post In December.You can read again Top 10 list of last month.. Thank you for your contribution and reading.

The most played radio episode in December

from Tate Chronicle, Host Jim Tate talks to ChartLux founder Kyle Meadors. He founded ChartLux to provide expert analysis, insights, and strategies on regulations and standards that affect healthcare professionals and medical IT developers. Kyle then examines his crystal ball and gives us his thoughts on the direction of interoperability.

Most Read Sort Reader Posts in December

Integrated design for HIPAA compliance and ongoing care
By Vonage, Communications API, Director, Lawrence Byrd
twitter: @Vonage

The way the world seeks and provides health care has changed forever. Healthcare journeys no longer start and end in the waiting room. For many, it now starts at home, whether you’re in the same town as your healthcare provider or in half the world. Thanks to advances in technology such as video and messaging APIs and other features that enable HIPAA cloud compliance to be maintained, telemedicine enables patients to consult healthcare professionals from virtually anywhere. Keep reading …

How Mobile Telemedicine Helps Vaccine Management
Dan Matthews, Writer, Content Consultant, Researcher
twitter: @ danielmatthews0

Dissemination of false information is one of the main reasons for the lack of confidence in vaccines. Especially in COVID-19, false information is spread like a forest fire, leading to extreme caution and avoidance of vaccines. However, while digital media contributes to hysteria, not all digital applications adversely affect vaccination. Keep reading …

What NSA Renewal Means for Healthcare Facilities Editor-in-Chief Devin Partida
twitter: @rehackmagazine

In January 2022, a new law will come into force that will provide additional protection against sudden medical costs. The No Surprise Act (or NSA), passed by Congress in 2020 as part of a year-end omnibus spending bill, could have serious implications for healthcare providers. Keep reading …

MIPS2022 Final Rule
Joy Rios, Chirpy Bird Health IT Consulting
twitter: @chirpybirdhit
twitter: @askjoyrios

MIPS 2022 Final Rule has been released. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know about your program, by overall and by category. Overall: In the 2022 Performance Year, qualified clinicians must score at least 75 points to avoid penalties. To achieve exceptional performance, a qualified clinician must score 89 points. Keep reading …

Improving public health outcomes with immunized information system solutions
Gary Wheeler, Director of Immunization Solutions Services at Gainwell Technologies
twitter: @GainwellTech

The immunization information registry has long played a role in public health programs and initiatives. However, it was the COVID-19 pandemic that brought them back into the limelight. The Immune Information System (IIS), by definition, is a confidential, population-based computerized database that records all immune doses given by participating providers to people residing in a particular geopolitical area. Keep reading …

Broken record: just grant access
Matt Fischer, Legal Advisor, Potassium
twitter: @matt_r_fisher
twitter: @cariumcares

The HHS Civil Rights Bureau’s ongoing efforts to enforce HIPAA access rights continue in earnest. Continued enforcement measures reflect a variety of issues. First, the organization has not yet responded properly to the request or has implemented the appropriate policies to respond. Second, OCR understands the reality of non-compliance and seeks to take better action regarding respect for regulatory rights. Third, despite growing interest in access rights, the uncertain situation remains unresolved. Keep reading …

Administrative protection of security rules: what are they?
Art Gross, President and CEO, HIPAA Secure Now!
twitter: @HIPAASecureNow

HIPAA security rules require healthcare providers and their business associates to implement physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect the electronically protected medical information they use. It establishes national standards for the protection of that information. These criteria apply not only to the target entity, but to all organizations dealing with PHI, including subcontractors and business associates. Keep reading …

HIE Santa Claus is coming to town: How to make the HIE Burger Meister Meister Burger last longer in 2021
RosettaHealth CEO, Buff Colchagoff

Looking back over the past few years and HIE’s future journey, we recall the classic clay-animated story of Christmas in the 1970s, “Santa Claus is coming to town.” You might ask, “What can HIE learn from cheeky and simple kids movies?” From the right perspective, you can actually find a lot of wisdom. Keep reading …

Interoperability and connected healthcare system
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Administrator, Medicare & Medicaid Service Center
twitter: @CMSGov

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed many shortcomings of our healthcare system, especially the ability to quickly share and use reliable data to better understand the health needs of all people across the country. This need for more accessible data brings medical data among payers, providers, and patients by laying the foundation for Medicare & Medicaid Service Centers (CMS) to foster more connected healthcare systems. That’s why we continue to work to make it flow more freely and safely. Keep reading …

Big Challenges for Medical IT with Micky Tripathi
Dr. Jay Anders, Chief Medical Officer of Medicomp Systems
twitter: @MedicompSys
twitter: @medicompdoc

I spoke with HHS National Coordinators for Health Care IT, Micky Tripathi, PhD, and MPP, to discuss some of the major challenges in health care IT today, including interoperability. Having worked in the private and public sectors to drive technology adoption in healthcare for the past 20 years, Tripathi has thought about fragmentation in healthcare, the need for better information sharing, and a shift to a value-based care payment model. Sharing. more. Keep reading … Medical IT Issues Worth a Second Read – December 2021

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