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Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 5th October, 2015.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

5 Things Hospitals Can Learn About Patient Engagement From Netflix

James Dias, CEO of Wellbe Since its inception in 1997, the video streaming and DVD distribution company Netflix has grown into an internationally recognized giant in the entertainment world. In July of this year, the business reported that its subscriber base had grown to 65.55 million, according to Business Insider. There’s no denying that the... Read More

WEDI Extends Searchable ICD-10 Issue Reporting Database Post 10/1

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), a nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and...Show More Summary

The Early Experience of ICD10

Many in the press have asked me about the first few days of ICD10. The answer for my institutions, like many, is that other than a few small refinements, the impact has been unnoticeable.We trained 850 ambulatory clinicians in comprehensive...Show More Summary

An New App For The Mental Health Week Being Conducted By The ABC. Looks Pretty Well Thought Out.

This appeared earlier today.Mental health app: MoodMission to deliver cognitive therapy on smartphonesDate October 4, 2015 - 12:15AM Bianca Hall Reporter for The AgeIt seems like there's an app for everything these days – to help usShow More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 290 – Results – 4th October, 2015.

Here are the results of the poll.Are You Expecting Better Progress In E-Health With The New Prime Minister?For Sure 3% (3) Maybe 11% (11) Neutral 5% (5) Probably Not 30% (29) Of Course Not 49% (47) I Have No Idea 1% (1) Total votes:Show More Summary

PerfectServe Pulls In $21M to Expand Clinician Secure Messaging Platform

PerfectServe, a secure messaging and collaboration platform for clinicians has raised $21 million in funding led by MemorialCare Innovation Fund (MCIF), a strategic investment fund associated with MemorialCare Health System. Additional...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links -3rd October, 2015.

Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

Blueprint Health Showcases 8th Class of Startups at Demo Day in NYC

Blueprint Health, a NYC based mentor-focused health technology accelerator today announced the showcase of their Summer 2015 class of startups at their eight annual Demo Day in NYC. The Summer 2015 Accelerator class is composed of eight new...Show More Summary

4 Challenges of Establishing EHR Interoperability

By the year 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants interoperability between disparate electronic health records systems (EHRs) to be a common capability. This would allow patient data to be shared among authorized practitioners more seamlessly. But how do patients feel about this? According to a recent survey conducted by Software Advice, 46... Read More

HealthTap Launches Enterprise App for Managing All Employees’ Healthcare Needs

HealthTap, a digital health company set to reinvent the way people all over the world take care of their health and well-being has unveiled their new enterprise app called Compass. The new HealthTap Compass will serve as a hub for managing all employees’ healthcare needs, from information to prescriptions and even lab test referrals and interpretations, and... Read More

Good To See eHealth In Mental Health Is Moving Forward Nicely. Glad We Are Seeing Progress!

This appeared a little while ago.Top tips for GPs on e-mental healthDavid Rowley23 September 2015 STRONG evidence suggesting e-mental health can help treat mild to moderate depression and anxiety is the basis of a new RACGP e-Mental health guide for GPs. Show More Summary

GAO Report: Government’s Electronic Health Records Program Actually Slowing Down Data Sharing Between Doctors and Hospitals

Majority of electronic health records experts surveyed say the meaningful use program’s requirements take time away from achieving this “interoperability” A study done by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), known as the “Congressional...Show More Summary

Forget the Billboards

Earlier this week I traveled to Hershey PA to give a keynote presentation to the BCBS CIO Summit. Landing in Philadelphia, I rented a car and headed out on PA turnpike to Hershey, about a 2hr drive. Along that drive, … Read more ›

Is Meaningful Use a Roadblock to Achieving Interoperability?

This week, a study published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), known as the “Congressional Watchdog,” revealed the Meaningful Use program is a roadblock to achieving EHR interoperability. Conducted at the request of congressional...Show More Summary

Getting more bang for the buck from your investments in Health IT

If you are an executive or physician leader for a hospital, health system, or clinic I don't have to tell you that electronic medical record solutions are expensive. For many hospitals and clinics, buying and implementing an EMR is one of the more significant...(read more)

Leidos, Virginia Tech Partner to Study Big Data EHR Challenges

Virginia Tech and science and technology solutions company Leidos have teamed up to collaborate on student-conducted scientific research into the big data challenges of today’s EHRs with the aim of optimizing healthcare delivery. Leidos...Show More Summary

SERMO’s Social Network for Doctors Expands to Spain, Mexico

Social network for doctors SERMO has expanded its network to 260,000 Mexican and 232,000 Spanish doctors as it strengthen its footprint as the largest global social network exclusively for physicians available now in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, the UK and the US. Show More Summary

Sen. Alexandar: 5 Reasons to Delay Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rulemaking

Sen. Alexander Editor’s Note: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) gives administration officials five reasons to take more time before making final the Meaningful Use Stage 3 rule of the federal government’s program to require doctors and...Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - First Week of October 2015

When we first moved to Unity Farm, I became a timber expert - managing 15 acres of oak, maple, cedar, birch, poplar, and hickory. I learned about the character of each of the trees, their wood, and their ecosystems.By building the Unity...Show More Summary

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