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How Technology Has Changed the Role of Nursing

August 13, 2020

As healthcare technology evolves, nurses serve on the front lines of applying the latest advancements to serve their patients with increasing efficiency and effectiveness. In fact, by 2017, more than 95% of all hospitals in the U.S. had adopted certified electronic medical record (EMR) systems.

Technology continues to shift the nursing field in many ways, with the pace of change expected to increase with time. Read on to find information on how this will take shape, whether nurses can expect to be replaced by technology, and recent trends and advancements in healthcare.

Executive Insights: Healthcare Executives Discuss Fighting COVID-19 with Innovative Strategies & Technology

August 04, 2020

Smartphone apps, contact tracing, data analytics and artificial intelligence make finding and treating people with an infectious disease, like COVID-19, far more efficient than ever before. The connectivity we have today gives us ammunition to fight this pandemic in ways we never previously thought possible. The increased use of telehealth has shown itself to be a true lifesaving tool during this pandemic. Even EHR's provide valuable clues about how COVID-19 is moving through a population. Building on all these tech innovations will be critical for combating a second wave and future pandemics. 

Please join eHI’s CEO, Jennifer Covich Bordenick, for an informative discussion with leading healthcare subject experts about using innovative technologies to combat COVID-19. 

Speakers: 


Murray Brozinsky
CEO, Conversa Health

Murray Brozinsky is the Chief Executive Officer at Conversa Health, a leading Conversational AI platform designed to improve the patient experience. Previously, Murray founded AVIH, an AI solution for primary care; co-founded and served as Chief Strategy Officer of Talix Inc. a risk adjustment SaaS company; and was Chief Strategy Officer of Healthline. Prior to healthcare, Murray co-founded Loyalty Matrix (sold to Responsys/Oracle); Lypro Biosciences (sold to Cerenis Therapeutics); and Cambrian Technologies. He started his career with stints at Boston Consulting Group and Morgan Stanley. Murray sits on the boards of First Call Ambulance Service and Adacado and is an advisor to Zignifica, Catelas, Aetho, UCSF Health Hub, and DeAnza High School Tech Academy.

 

Howard Rosen
CEO, Lifewire

Howard is the strategic and visionary leader for LifeWIRE; first developing the LifeWIRE communication platform in 2005, which holds 3 patents.  He is widely recognized as a healthcare IT entrepreneur, named as one of the top 100 Innovators of the Next Century (Rockefeller Foundation) and one of the Top 30 mHealth Innovators by the mHealth Alliance (UN Foundation).  He has been appointed to the North America Public Policy Committee of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, a global non-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology. Prior to LifeWIRE, Howard spent two decades as a film and television producer where he mastered the skill of client /audience engagement that drives LifeWIRE platform.


Mitchell Clark
SVP, CommunityWorks
Cerner 

Mitchell Clark is the SVP at CommunityWorks Organization, currently leading Cerner's expanding presence in the Critical Access and Community Hospital marketplace. CommunityWorks is a cloud-based deployment of Cerner’s traditional IT platform, providing an integrated digital record of a patient’s health history that includes clinical and financial data across the continuum of care. He has been with Cerner for 23 years, also serving as the Vice President and General Manager of Revenue Cycle Organization and the VP and GM for U.S. client development.


Dr. Jonathan Moore, MD
Medical Director, Fitbit

John Moore is a physician, engineer and the Medical Director at Fitbit. He is the former CEO of Twine Health, a Cambridge based company recently acquired by Fitbit. John studied biomedical engineering and then medicine at Boston University. He left the clinical career path, determined to develop solutions to improve healthcare delivery, and earned a PhD from MIT. His research included the intersection of health psychology, learning science, and human-computer interaction, which formed the health behavior change foundation of Twine Health that is now being leveraged at Fitbit. John was recently recognized by Employee Benefits News, as one of the 2019 Digital Innovators: Transforming HR. John finds his fit with various ocean-related activities, including surfing.

Amendment to Remove Unique Patient Identifier Ban Passes the House

July 31, 2020

This week, an amendment offered by Representative Bill Foster (IL) and Representative Mike Kelly (PA) to HR 7617, legislation to fund the Department of Health & Human Services (among other federal agencies), passed the House by voice vote. 

This amendment strikes Section 510 of the Labor-HHS Appropriations bill, which currently prohibits the US Department of Health and Human Services from spending any federal dollars to promulgate or adopt a national patient identifier. In order to become law, the Senate now must take up and pass a similar amendment.

The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the urgent need to lift this archaic ban. Providers need to be able to identify patients in order to prevent misidentification – especially the risks of COVID-19 tests to be either returned to the wrong patient or no patient at all. 

Executive Insights: Healthcare Executives Discuss Fighting COVID-19 with Innovative Strategies & Technology

Smartphone apps, contact tracing, data analytics and artificial intelligence make finding and treating people with an infectious disease, like COVID-19, far more efficient than ever before. The connectivity we have today gives us ammunition to fight this pandemic in ways we never previously thought possible.

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.

Webinar: Contact Tracing and Patient Matching (data and analytics for managing COVID-19)

A complete picture of the COVID-19 pandemic – including accurate patient demographics, aggregated clinical characteristics, health system monitoring and economic consequences – is critical to preparedness and response at regional, state and national levels. During this webinar, we will look at how important matched patient data along with a comprehensive analytics platform is necessary to support stakeholders across the ecosystem to inform in “real-time” life-saving decisions during a time of unprecedented need.  Don’t miss this discussion as senior health IT members from KPI Ninja and 4medica – One Patient…One Record share “best practices” in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

 

Speakers:

Vineeth Yeddula​

Co-Founder and CEO KPI Ninja

Co-Founder and CEO of one of the fastest growing healthcare analytics company, KPI Ninja. More than ten years of healthcare experience in leadership, analytics, population health, and performance improvement. A proven leader offering expertise in creating a data-driven, team-based, continuously improving, and patient centered organizational performance improvement culture. ​

 

Ben Moscovitch

Project Director, Health Information Technology The Pew Charitable Trusts​

Ben Moscovitch directs Pew’s efforts to improve the safety of electronic health records and enhance the exchange of information so health care providers and patients have the data they need to make informed decisions. Previously, Moscovitch worked on Pew’s medical devices project, advancing policy reforms to support innovation, patient safety, and quality improvement.

 

Harvey Guindi ​ 
Chief Information Officer
HNL Lab Medicine

Harvey Guindi leads the design, development and implementation of Business Technologies by leading the Software Design and Engineering, Project and Product Management, Enterprise Architecture, Support and Infrastructure, Clinical Applications and Client Solutions teams

 

Gregg Church 
President, 4Medica

Gregg Church is President of 4medica with 20-plus years of health IT experience. He represents 4medica in championing reform initiatives that achieve health IT interoperability, a nationwide patient identifier and matching standardization strategy, and the Clinical Lab 2.0 global movement to redefine laboratory value. Church regularly speaks and hosts roundtables at regulatory and industry conferences, events and public policy think tanks involved in shaping the framework for patient identification, and advocates for the national need to reduce patient duplicate records across disparate systems to less than 1 percent.