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FHIR Standards Continue to Shape Health IT's Interoperability Progression

A little over a year ago, I took to this platform to discuss the basics of HL7’s fast healthcare interoperability resources, or FHIR. I extolled the virtues of these standards and how they were transforming healthcare’s reliance on disparate systems, creating a set of APIs that varying healthcare providers could use... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Interoperability

Targeting Populations Prioritized by Risk Factors: The First Attribute in a Modern Care Management Model

Though every healthcare leader likely has a care management or case management resource today, our current resources were not designed for managing populations under risk-based contracts. In fact, they were mostly created under a fee-for-service system and, as a result, addressed only specific needs of an individual... Read More

by Tomi Ogundimu in Case Management, blog, Care Management

ACMA 2019: Reflecting on the Annual Transitions of Care Conference

I look forward to the national American Case Management Association (ACMA) National Conference every spring. This year, the ACMA celebrated its 20th anniversary in Seattle, Washington April 14-17, hosting four full days of education, networking and fun. Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Healthcare IT, Case Management, blog

5 Things to Look for When Evaluating the Security of Your Health IT Vendors

One of the biggest trending topics within the healthcare sphere is something that, if all goes well, can be completely invisible. And if something goes wrong, it has the potential to create a crisis-level situation for your organization. I’m talking, of course, about cybersecurity. As healthcare continues to evolve,... Read More

by Patrick Yee in Healthcare IT, Cybersecurity, blog

Imagining the Clinical Workflow via Smart Speaker

“Siri, what’s the weather like today?” “Google, play me my workout playlist.” “Alexa, initiate hip replacement surgery.” One of those commands is not like the others. While it may be quite some time before we’re able to have highly coordinated control of robotic surgical systems via Smart speakers, we’re already... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Healthcare Technology Solutions, blog

CMS 2019 Rule Creates Incentive for Remote Patient Monitoring – How to Get Started

CMS is getting even more serious about keeping people out of the hospital, with each newly issued rule reflecting that commitment. Starting at the beginning of this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sought to further incentivize providers by building in reimbursement for home health monitoring... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Planning, blog, home health

CMS Information Blocking Proposal Points the Way to the Future of Health IT

It’s time to give you the 411 on information blocking. (for anyone born after 1985: 411 was a number you dialed in order to get information about a business or person whose contact details you didn’t have. And it still works! Try it some time). At the beginning of February 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Interoperability, blog

Luis Castillo Discusses Medical Transportation on HealthcareNOW

Recorded live in Orlando at HIMSS 2019, Ensocare CEO Luis Castillo sat down with Roberta Mullin of HealthcareNOW Radio to talk about Ensocare’s place in health IT and how healthcare organizations can use software and automation to reduce delays stemming from medical transportation. Read More

by Ensocare in Care Transitions, Transportation

IT in the ED? The Growing Role of Tech in the Emergency Room

One area we don't typically think of when we discuss health care IT is the emergency department (ED). That's because a fast-paced environment and the need for one-on-one care is not always conducive to technology solutions whose purpose is to automate aspects of care. Patients need help as quickly as possible, and... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Healthcare Technology Solutions

Home Care’s Role in Older Adults’ Post-Acute Transition

When older patients return home from the hospital, it’s the little things that often get overlooked. The older adult is sent home with detailed discharge plans containing important information and instructions for the patient and their family members. However, families may not anticipate the additional tasks that will... Read More

by Lakelyn Hogan in blog, Care Management, home health