Venmo For Health Data? What You Need To Know About PHI Portability

Health data belongs to the patient. That message has been made abundantly clear by the current administration. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Administrator Seema Verma have set out to reclaim patient data from hospitals, payers, software vendors and anyone else who might otherwise come across... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT

How to Prevent (and Handle) a Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident

Cybersecurity is at the very top of the list of non-healthcare topics that healthcare workers, even those in clinical and patient-facing roles, must contend with. Read More

by Patrick Yee in Healthcare IT, Cybersecurity, blog

How to Axe the Fax By 2020

Almost a year ago, CMS Administrator Seema Verma called upon apps developers to put an end to faxing in doctors’ offices by 2020. It was a bold statement, one that debuted to applause at the time but that nevertheless left everyone who heard it thinking about the many challenges that lie ahead in order to make this... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Transitions, Healthcare IT, blog

Deploying a Model that Maximizes Staff Time and Patient Management: The Third Attribute in a Modern Care Management Model

Deploying your modern care management model successfully is contingent on two key areas: 1) Defining patient management priorities 2) Creating a process that maximizes care team members’ assignments and time. Read More

by Tomi Ogundimu in Case Management, blog, Care Management

Welcome to the New Ensocare

You may have noticed a few changes around the Ensocare website in the last couple months. That’s because we’ve been working hard to ensure we’re doing everything we can to help healthcare organizations manage the growing numbers of patients with complex care needs and keep focus on providing the best patient... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Healthcare IT, Ensocare News, blog

Case Management in the ED: Why It’s More Important Than Ever

Common wisdom suggests, when a person comes to the Emergency Room, they do so because they need emergency care. It’s up to nurses, physicians and available specialists and staff to provide the appropriate treatment as quickly as possible, with follow-up care tended to after the fact. But while this need to provide... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Case Management, blog, Care Management

What Happens at CMSA 2019 Affects All of Healthcare

You all know the old adage: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But here’s a secret I’ll let you in on: That sentiment definitely does not hold true for CMSA. Not by a long shot. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Case Management, blog, Care Management

A Fond Farewell to One of Ensocare’s Originals: Sherry Pickett

When Ensocare relocated its headquarters to Omaha, Nebraska in 2012, Sherry Pickett was among the original four people hired. Since then, she has provided the very best of service to Ensocare’s customers. In a short seven years, Sherry progressed from Customer Support Specialist level I to level II and also took on... Read More

by Ensocare in Healthcare IT, Employee Profile, blog

Defining Care Team Roles According to Population Needs: The Second Attribute in a Modern Care Management Model

Does care management design mean more “boots on the ground” are needed immediately—or not? Interestingly, many key transformation officers believe the answer to this question is a definitive “yes.” A few years ago, about 97 percent of health system leaders we surveyed were either already investing in or planning to... Read More

by Tomi Ogundimu in Case Management, blog, Care Management

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