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.
Discussion on how ICD-10 coding can help improve the process of identifying SDOH to connect patients directly to resources in their communities.
On Thursday, July 23rd, eHI and several leading health care organizations held a virtual rally on the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020 (HR 7663). While Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services acted quickly to implement waivers to allow for the reimbursement of telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, seniors will lose access to this important care unless Congress again takes decisive action.
The House Telehealth Caucus leaders - Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA), David Schweikert (R-AZ), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bill Johnson (R-OH), and Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined eHI CEO Jennifer Covich Bordenick and CEOs from four leading digital health associations to discuss the legislation. eHI, along with more than 300 other organizations, signed a stakeholder letter to Congress supporting continued access to telehealth.
The legislation addresses most of the priorities included in the letter and would ensure all Medicare beneficiaries have continued access to telehealth services. Organizations can sign a letter of endorsement for HR 7663 by clicking here.
"Telehealth has proven vital to supporting the continuity of care."
- Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif.
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
President and CEO
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.
Chief Product Officer
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.
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.
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The COVID-19 outbreak caused by the coronavirus has had a profound impact on our healthcare delivery and support systems, our economy, safety and overall way of life. The U.S. healthcare system is still in the throes of COVID-19 mitigation and treatment. As hospitals and health systems look to open their doors to non-COVID patients, what happens to our healthcare delivery system? Healthcare has had to pivot and did in many cases in ways never thought possible. The question remains - do we or can we go back to the way things were?
In this one and a half hour panel, we will discuss how healthcare providers, payers, pharmacies and life sciences businesses have shifted in how they provide care and services and what will be the long-term impact for our healthcare systems.
Health Care Markets LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Josh Schoeller is an industry thought leader and senior business leader with over 25 years of demonstrated success providing results-oriented operational and technical expertise and organizational direction. He has broad industry and vertical knowledge across Payer, Provider, Life Sciences and Pharmacy healthcare industries and has held key positions in Sales, Product, Operations and Technology leadership roles. Josh currently serves as Senior Vice President and GM of Healthcare. Josh has P&L responsibility and oversees all business functions including Sales, Marketing, Product, Delivery, Market Planning and Engineering for LexisNexis Health Care. Josh has literally grown up in the data hygiene, data integration and analytic decisioning space. His specific domain expertise spans big data, provider and identity data management and integration, application architecture, predictive analytics and decision support. His record of success working with multiple segments across healthcare has provided him the expertise to solve challenges faced by stakeholders at various levels within an organization, leading them to keep the big picture in focus while solving specific problems.
Senior Director Strategic Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Rich is part of LexisNexis Healthcare’s Strategic Clients team. In his current role he provides industry and solution expertise on such topics as improving health outcomes, reducing the cost of care, and enabling consumerism. Over the last 20 plus years Rich has focused on the use of analytics and predictive modeling on healthcare and non-healthcare data. Rich has leveraged this background in industries such as benefit management, statistical software, FWA and HIT. In addition to LexisNexis Healthcare, Rich has worked as such companies as Optum (then Ingenix) SAS Institute and Change Healthcare (then Emdeon) in roles ranging from Industry Consultant to Sales Management. Rich is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ira Klein, MD, MBA, FACP
Senior Director of Quality, Strategy Customer Group
Johnson & Johnson
Ira Klein, MD, MBA, FACP, is the Senior Director of Health Care Quality Strategy in the Strategic Customer Group of J&J Health Care Services, advancing Janssen’s ability to deliver industry-leading value-based solutions to the new value-based marketplace. This work is facilitated by a personal record of having worked on a variety of national quality and policy committees in D.C., and with many medical specialty societies and patient advocacy groups. Previously, he was the National Medical Director for Clinical Thought Leadership at Aetna, capping a 10 year career in the National Payer space. During this time, he founded the Oncology Solutions team, creating and administering value based and medical home contracts in oncology, as well overseeing advanced analytics in population health for large self-insured employers.
Prior to Aetna, he led the quality, cost and care management area for the Bayshore Community Health System, including inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute, and long term care services. Prior to that, he was CMO of Elderplan, a CMS enacted Medicare Demonstration Project in NYC serving the frail elderly. He began his career practicing Internal Medicine for 7 years at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.
Ira holds a BS from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy, an MD from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and an MBA from Rutgers University, graduating with honors from all three programs.
CIO, Bridgecare Health Network, Mt. St. Raphael
Recognized as a Top Hospital and Health System CIO to know and named a Rising Star in Healthcare, Michael has extensive experience and a proven track record of driving increased levels of productivity, profits, high integrity customer relationship skills and expert problem-solving approaches. Michael currently serves on the advisory board for Prime Health and as a technology advisor for Self Care Catalyst. He is also an active member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, a cybersecurity advisor to several healthcare startups and an active Speaker within the field of Health Information Technology.
Under Michael’s guidance and leadership, Mt San Rafael Hospital became one of the leading hospitals in the State of Colorado for leveraging advanced technology to enhance the patient and provider experience. With Michael’s innovative, driven approach, the hospital met HIMSS Analytics Stage Six recognition on the eight-stage HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, a feat only reached by thirty percent of U.S. hospitals. Leveraging advanced Information Technology to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business, administrative management, quality, safety, and clinical integration the Information Technology Department has also been presented the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Healthcare’s Most Wired Award which is given annually to the top hospitals in the country making the most progress in the adoption of Health Information Technology. Through Michael’s leadership, Mt. San Rafael achieved recognition as best overall organization from the 2019 Most Wired survey.
Anupam Goel, MD, MBA
Chief Health Information Officer
UnitedHealthcare Clinical Services
Anupam Goel is UnitedHealthcare Clinical Service’s Chief Health Information Officer. He’s a general internist with additional training in clinical informatics. He was the co-Principal Investigator for the San Diego Beacon Community connecting electronic medical record systems across the metropolitan area. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, he was the inpatient chief medical information officer at Advocate Health Care. He led the effort to move physicians from telephone transcription to voice-to-text using smartphones, an initiative that reduced transcription costs by over 50% in one year. He helped the organization win a HIMSS Davies award for using health information technology to drive business objectives. His professional interest is using technology to help individuals make decisions to minimize avoidable disability and sustain behavior change.
Andrew Renda, MD, MPH
Andrew Renda, MD, MPH is regarded within the industry as one of the leaders in clinical and community collaborations around population health strategies. A published author and speaker in the field of social determinants of health and chronic disease, Dr. Renda’s work strives to inform co-created solutions to improve community health. In his current role as Associate Vice President, Population Health for Humana, he leads four population health and social determinants of health work streams: Insights, Strategy & Execution, Analytics & Platforms, and Thought Leadership & Communications.
Dr. Renda has a B.S. in psychology and biology from the University of Kentucky where he was a National Science Foundation Undergraduate Fellow. He received his medical degree and a diploma in clinical psychiatry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, followed by a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University.
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Public health organizations have struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic due to missing data that is key to analysis including contact information, demographics, social determinants of health and more.
Is Regular Testing the Solution to Get Back to School & Work?
How can schools, employers and sports leagues use testing to reduce risk? Learn about the options that educators and athletes are discussing to create safer environments. Quest Diagnostics is at the forefront of these issues. The discussion focused on of the possibilities and limits of regular testing, including:
- Concerns about antibody tests
- Regularity of testing required in different environments
- Strategies for employers & educators
To help the Colorado healthcare community monitor patient health during this crisis, CORHIO is providing COVID-19 Lab Notifications at no cost to qualified participants.
Is Regular Testing the Solution to Get Back to School & Work? A Conversation with Patrick James, Quest Diagnostic’s Chief Clinical Officer
As COVID-19 has added more and more challenges to our healthcare system, Quest Diagnostics has been focusing on ramping up testing. Join eHI CEO Jennifer Covich Bordenick and Quest's Patrick James, MD for a discussion on the possibilities and limits of regular testing, how testing is currently being used and scaled - and what strategies can be used moving forward.