The InteliChart Blog

  • Single Portal Solution the Great Enabler in Year of the Patient

    by Gary Hamilton

    During his keynote address at the HIMSS Pop Health Forum, David Feinberg, CEO, Geisinger Health System, declared that the solution to healthcare’s problems is to enact a “Year of the Patient.” He then went on to compare healthcare to other consumer driven industries saying, “If we can get that Amazon connection to people we have the chance to be the next Uber. If we don’t, I think we become Blockbuster.” Geisinger’s apt analysis suggests that for patients to readily engage in their own healthcare decision-making, shopping for practices, communicating with providers, receiving documentation, scheduling appointments and procedures, and requesting medication refills, must be as ubiquitous an experience to consumers as is shopping for personal products on the Internet.

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  • Enterprise Patient Portals and HIMSS 2016

    by Gary Hamilton

    The ultimate solution to removing barriers to interoperability between disparate electronic health record (EHR) systems continues to elude the healthcare industry’s sharpest developers, and that challenge is expected to be the number one topic discussed among vendors and attendees at this year’s Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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  • Top HIE/EHR Issues Facing Developers and Providers in 2016

    by Gary Hamilton

    As 2015 draws to a close many healthcare news organizations are reporting on this year’s accomplishments and/or failures relating to the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems, the government’s meaningful use EHR incentive program (MU), the development of health information management exchange (HIE) platforms, and healthcare consumers’ acceptance and enthusiasm for using health information technology (HIT) and remote/mobile health devices to manage and monitor their own healthcare. Instead, let’s look forward at what’s coming down the pike in 2016 that healthcare providers and HIT/HIE developers will have to contend with.

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  • How Consumer “Experience” is Shaping Healthcare and Why This Is Good for HIE

    by Gary Hamilton

    In response to increasing emphasis by payers and government on patient satisfaction in healthcare, hospitals continue to add Chief Experience Officers (CXO) to their C-suite. This is good for health information exchange and health information technology in general, since patients continue to embrace mobile and online technologies to engage with their healthcare providers while simultaneously expecting to have access to their records at every healthcare institution them might encounter.

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  • HIE Security through Standardization and Limited Access

    by Gary Hamilton

    Healthcare organizations and HIT developers are under direct scrutiny by officials at CMS and HHS who want to know how they will prevent data breaches and information blocking, while four U.S. Senators ask the same thing of CMS and HHS.

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