Jonathan Bush is the very best interview in healthcare IT. A few years back, Neil Versel grabbed Jonathan Bush at his athenahealth cloud party at HIMSS for an interview. It’s now become quite a tradition. They talk a lot about CommonWell, the impact of Medicare penalties, and much more. Here’s this year’s interview of Jonathan Bush at HIMSS by Neil Versel:
P.S. Yes, HIMSS was forever ago and I’m just catching up on stuff now.
In this video interview, we sit down with Lindy Benton, CEO of MEA|NEA to talk about health information exchange and specifically electronic submission of medical documentation and electronic attachments to support claims adjudication. Plus, we dive into issues related to security and privacy of healthcare data being exchanged electronically.
The jury is in and there is not a trace of reasonable doubt that medication errors, especially those resulting from poor medication reconciliation, are a persistent problem for the healthcare industry. Adversely affecting all parties involved—provider organizations, quality managers, clinicians, and patients—ineffective med rec has been cited as the culprit for many of these errors.
First Databank recently put out this video to start the conversation about the importance of medication reconciliation and the evolution of it over time. I think this is an important conversation that doesn’t get enough attention.
In this video we look at the state of HIM today with Charlie Saponaro, President and CEO of Medical Record Associates. We talk about where HIM is heading and trends like remote HIM and outsourced HIM. This is a wide ranging conversation about HIM and many of the important trends that are happening.
I’ve seen a number of creative EHR go live videos from various hospitals, but I was really intrigued by the following two EHR training and go live videos for Via Christi hospitals. I found them really interesting because you could hear the first person perspective on what was happening. Certainly people see a camera and say things a little bit different, but I think these videos did a pretty good job capturing the mix of emotions that happen when someone moves to EHR.
Via Christi is part of Ascension Health, and it’s the largest health system in Kansas. It has about a dozen hospitals across the state, several more clinics and senior centers. They had 15 different EHR systems they turned off when they switched to Cerner’s EHR. The Kansas paper reported that the new EHR cost $85 million.
This first video talks about the EHR training that occurred and got comments from a lot of doctors about the change. I found it interesting that they say each doctor got 14 hours of training.
This video talks about the go live. I like the idea of celebrating events like an EHR go live. This felt a little too “made for TV” for me, but there are some really interesting perspectives including the project manager who’s watching the timelines, the IT person who’s just ready to flip the switch, and the nurse that’s not sure what to do with paper while they do the cut over.
Thanks to Via Christi for sharing a bit of their experience moving to Cerner!
In our latest Google Plus hangout, we sat down with the founders of Modernizing Medicine, Daniel Cane and Dr. Michael Sherling to discuss their latest integration of the Modernizing Medicine EHR with IBM’s Watson. Plus, we take some time to talk about Modernizing Medicine’s unique EMA Outcomes and EMA Grand Rounds products and how they impact the way a doctor treats a patient. We finish off by dipping into the ICD-10 and Meaningful Use Stage 2 delay.
About Daniel Cane
Daniel Cane is the CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. Since founding the company in 2010, Daniel has led his team to raise a total of nearly $30M in funding and to hire almost 185 employees as he works towards his stated goal to “Modernize Medicine.” Before founding Modernizing Medicine, Daniel co-founded Blackboard Inc., raising over $100M in venture capital and in 2004 helped take the company public on the NASDAQ. In 2011, Blackboard was sold for $1.6B.
About Dr. Michael Sherling
Dr. Michael Sherling is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Modernizing Medicine. A Harvard and Yale trained dermatologist, he’s led Modernizing Medicine to gain almost 25% of the US EHR market share in dermatology. Dr. Sherling is responsible for developing and designing the dermatology-based Modernizing Medicine software, and supervising the medical arm of ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic and cosmetic surgery, otolaryngology, gastroenterology and urology software.
I was excited to sit down with Alan Portela, CEO of AirStrip, in our latest installment of Google Plus Hangouts with top healthcare IT leaders. Along with telling a little bit about the AirStrip story, we talk a lot about what differentiates AirStrip as a mobile health company over the tens of thousands of mobile health applications out there. We also dive into the current EHR market and where it’s headed. Plus, we talk about FDA regulation and its impact on mobile health and what its impact on mobile health and EHR will be in the future.
About Alan Portela
Alan Portela has more than 25 years of experience in bringing groundbreaking medical technology solutions to market. Alan Portela became CEO at AirStrip in 2011. Prior to joining AirStrip, Alan Portela was CEO and principal of Hybrid Clinical Transformation, LLC, where he developed successful EHR adoption strategies for the U.S. Military Health System and much of the Veterans Health Administration. He also served as President and Chief Strategist at CliniComp, Intl., and in senior executive roles in several innovative healthcare technology and service organizations.
In our latest episode in our series of Google Plus hangouts, I sat down with Vishal Gandhi, Founder and CEO of ClinicSpectrum. In this interview we cover a broad range of topics, but talk a lot about the benefits of using a hybrid workflow to handle the challenges that a clinical practice faces: billing, meaningful use, etc etc. I also talk with Vishal about other ways that technology can benefit a clinical practice beyond the EHR.
About Vishal Gandhi
Vishal is founder and CEO of ClinicSpectrum, leaders in hybrid workflow solutions consisting of both an innovative software suite and back-office operations. His specialties include hybrid workflow for cost reduction, revenue cycle management and back-office services for practice management.
About a year ago, Amazing Charts was acquired by Pri-Med. In the following Google Plus hangout I had a chance to sit down with John Squire, President and COO of Amazing Charts, who joined the company about 7 months ago to talk about Amazing Charts post acquisition.
Along with talk about Amazing Charts EHR post-acquisition, we also dig into 2014 Certified EHR and Amazing Charts’ plans to be 2014 Certified. Plus, we talk about the value and impact of meaningful use and the ICD-10 delay. Finally we wrap up with a look at where Amazing Charts is headed in the future. I think you’ll enjoy this interview.
Note: Google Plus was having some issues with John Squire’s video, so we only have his voice.