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COVID-19

The 2020 Virtual Care Report: Navigating Patient Care in a Post-COVID World

August 20, 2020

In order to learn about the economic impact of COVID-19, how perceptions of telehealth have changed and how it will be used post- COVID-19, Updox surveyed more than 650 physicians1 and more than 1,200 consumers.2 Their responses underscore the need to continue investing in virtual care solutions across the entire patient experience and ensuring reimbursement follows suit. Read on to learn what the data says about the state of virtual care post-COVID, and what the industry needs to do to ensure long-term payment reform.

WEBINAR: Complete Patient Data – A Key Element to New York’s Response to COVID-19

July 14, 2020

In today’s digital age, our connectivity gives us a strong advantage in fighting infectious disease. Advanced technology gives us the ability to analyze data across communities, regions, and state lines to identify outbreaks, and predict future movement to help those most at risk. Collaborating and sharing data to provide real-time guidance and enable research is the key to better understand and control COVID-19. In an upcoming webinar, eHI will speak with healthcare stakeholders in New York, one of the states hardest hit by this pandemic, on their experience with data sharing for novel coronavirus.

Webinar discussion topics will include:

  • Sharing patient data with emergency response agencies and the role having a strong data foundation played in enabling rapid response
  • Perspective on the pandemic from the NYC Health Department, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • How two of NY’s public HIE’s assisted in patient/family reunification efforts
  • Contact tracing and the role of person data
  • Lessons learned and plans for the next potential wave

The Panelists for this discussion:

  • Todd Rogow, President & CEO, Healthix
  • Joaquim Neto, Chief Product Officer, Verato
  • Tamer Hadi, Sr. Dir. of Technology, Data and Communications, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

 


Todd Rogow
President and CEO
Healthix

As President and CEO of Healthix, Todd leads with more than 20 years of technical experience and a wealth of innovation in the health information exchange space. Todd previously served as Healthix’ Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, providing the vision, strategy and operational leadership which established Healthix as the largest publicly funded HIE in the nation. He has driven the organization’s rapid growth by implementing next generation application software and completing the technical systems merger of several New York State HIE organizations that now comprise Healthix. The most recent merger, with New York Care Information Gateway (NYCIG), positioned Healthix as the definitive source of clinical data in our region. Todd also established a comprehensive security program at Healthix, recently achieving HITRUST CSF® certification.

 

 

Joaquim Neto
Chief Product Officer
Verato

Joaquim Neto is chief product officer at Verato. Joaquim is responsible for driving strategic product direction and leading the Verato product and solution architecture organizations. He plays a critical role in defining product vision, innovation, and design. In a nutshell, Joaquim leads the team in defining, building, and delivering great products that help customers achieve their mission. With an extensive background in healthcare, product development, and data management Joaquim takes a consultative approach to solving problems internally and externally—this ensures a positive customer experience at every touch point. Prior to Verato, Joaquim worked at Initiate Systems and IBM. Joaquim graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

 

Tamer Hadi
Senior Director of Technology, Data and Communication, Office of Emergency and Preparedness and Response
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Tamer Hadi is the Sr. Director of Technology, Data and Communications for the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he is responsible for oversight of diverse projects that aim to improve the agency’s ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.  Tamer is responsible for developing the New York City Emergency Patient Search application which was created to leverage HIEs to improve family reunification efforts in the aftermath of a mass casualty incidents in NYC.  Tamer has served as Liaison Officer for several emergency responses including the current COVID response as well as Hurricane Sandy, Ebola, Legionnaires’ outbreaks, Zika and H1N1. Tamer has a master’s degree in Bioinformatics from New York University. 

 

Telehealth in Times of Crisis & Calm

July 10, 2020

Healthcare practices face significant challenges when it comes to keeping their brick and mortar businesses alive in the face of evolving safety requirements and consumer expectations. NextGen Healthcare examines why telehealth is so vital to a practice's survival and future growth, how providers & patients can embrace virtual visits and why a virtual visit solution that's integrated with your EHR and PM is critical to maintain workflow continuity.

WEBINAR: Complete Patient Data – A Key Element to New York’s Response to COVID-19

In today’s digital age, our connectivity gives us a strong advantage in fighting infectious disease. Advanced technology gives us the ability to analyze data across communities, regions, and state lines to identify outbreaks, and predict future movement to help those most at risk. Collaborating and sharing data to provide real-time guidance and enable research is the key to better understand and control COVID-19.

Changes to Privacy Protections in the Face of COVID-19

June 26, 2020

Although the country is beginning to reopen, the COVID-19 virus remains a very real threat, and it continues to have a significant impact on all aspects of the healthcare system. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Health and Human Services acted swiftly to make a number of changes to federal privacy protections, as well as issuing updates and guidance, in order to improve the nation’s ability to share information to provide safe and effective care.

 

Although most of the changes are specific to the crisis and thus not intended to be permanent, there are no explicit expiration dates, and many have argued that some of the adjustments – particularly that related to telehealth – should remain in place even after the virus has been contained.

 

Below we summarize these changes to the privacy protections for health data and provide links to additional resources.