Weekly Roundup – November 5, 2022

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Author: Brian Eastwood

Welcome to our Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup. Each week, we’ll be providing a look back at the articles we posted and why they’re important to the healthcare IT community. We hope this gives you a chance to catch up on anything you may have missed during the week.

Celebrating 100 Episodes of the Healthcare IT Podcast. John Lynn and Colin Hung took a trip down memory lane and recapped the first 100 episodes of the Healthcare IT Today podcast. Listen to their take on the most memorable topics, trend, and announcements in health IT over the last four years – and hear what they think will be in store for the next 100 episodes. Read more…

A View Into the World of Long-Term Post-Acute Care. John attended the user conference for PointClickCare – “the Epic of LTPAC” – and learned why it’s important to better connect acute care and post-acute care, how communication makes these connections easier, and how the entire continuum of care benefits when this happens. Read more…

How Kyruus Is Expanding Patient Access Before and After the Appointment. Kyruus is known for its provider search and scheduling tools. At the recent MGMA Practice Excellence Conference, Colin talked to Scott Andrews about the Kyruus acquisition of Epion pushes the company deeper into the patient journey by supporting pre-visit documentation and post-visit follow up. Read more…

On MEDITECH’s Push Into the Ambulatory EHR Market. Also at Practice Excellence Conference, Colin caught up with MEDITECH’s Sandra Greene to discuss how providers have responded to the company’s continued move into the ambulatory EHR market now that MEDITECH Expanse Ambulatory is available to independent and physician-owned practices. Read more…

Exploring the Advantages of Automated Physician Scheduling. Given the regulations and organizational guidelines associated with scheduling, it’s no wonder that managing physician schedules with spreadsheets is problematic. Colin chatted with TigerConnect’s Justin Wampach about why it makes sense to transition to automated, rules-based scheduling systems. Read more…

Will Hospitals Benefit From New Wireless Internet Bandwidth? Andy Oram talked to Wyebot’s Roger Sands about the technical advantages of the new 6 GHz range for Wi-Fi, along with where – and when – hospitals will want to consider upgrading Wi-Fi access points. Read more…

The Value Proposition for Effective Content Management. Hospitals, health systems, and large ambulatory groups are full of paper and digital content, but most clinical content is unstructured and therefore isn’t actionable. Tom Romeo of Quest Diagnostics outlined the key benefits of content management systems that make data available and actionable across the enterprise. Read more…

Providing Emergency Care During a Telehealth Appointment. Providers don’t have good options during telehealth appointments when a patient needs emergency care; telling someone to hang up and call 911 or go to the ER isn’t helpful. Telemedicine911’s Alexander Chiu, MD described how geolocation technology in telehealth platforms can seamlessly hand patients off to EMR providers. Read more…

Featured Health IT Job: Data Scientist with the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), based in Albany or Manhattan, posted to Healthcare IT Central.

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