Blockchain 201: Healthcare Use Cases

May 18, 2018
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At its core, blockchain involves a public consensus that a piece of information exists and remains the same. Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux-based Hyperledger project, discusses blockchain in clinician credentialing, claims processing and overall healthcare transparency. For more developer and business resources, visit www.hyperledger.com

Blockchain 101

May 10, 2018
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Blockchain begins with the basics. In this episode, recorded at HIMSS 2018, COO of Hashed Health COO Corey Todaro gives a brief primer on exactly what blockchain is and how organizations are already using it in healthcare. For more discussion on current uses and future ideas, visit chat.hashedhealth.com and join the Hashed Collective community.

Data Exchange in National Disaster Response

April 24, 2018
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Cmdr. Sam Schaffzin (CMS) and Thomas Novak (ONC) offer the federal perspective on how  smooth data exchange and multi-level preparedness are essential in responding to state and national emergencies – and how health systems and community organizations can participate in the response. Recorded at HIMSS 2018.

References in episode:  “From Katrina to Wildfires: Leveraging Tech in Disaster Response”  (Karen DeSalvo & Christine Petrin, Health Affairs 11-7-17); the National Response Framework

Putting “Patients Before Paperwork”

April 12, 2018
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For clinicians, overwhelming task loads disrupt the work of caring for patients – patient experiences can suffer as a result. Shari Erickson, driver of the American College of Physicians “Patients Before Paperwork” initiative, discusses learnings and solutions she’s found in her work to help clinicians manage task loads and reconnect with patients. Share your own best practices and solutions at the ACP’s Patients Before Paperwork site, or find tools at the Physician Satisfaction and Professional Wellbeing page.

HIEs to the Rescue

April 3, 2018
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From hurricanes to system outages, health information exchange systems prepare healthcare communities for any crisis. Dan Porreca, Executive Director of HEALTHeLINK, discusses how local HIEs and health systems build networks on personal trust and knowledge, sharing data that’s needed the most at the time. More at the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) and the HEALTHeLINK site. Recorded at HIMSS 2018. 

Blockchain for Better Mental Healthcare

March 23, 2018
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Blockchain technology offers potential for unprecedented information tracking across the continuum of care. In this episode, recorded at HIMSS 2018, VitalHub CEO Dan Matlow discusses how innovations in blockchain can enable organizations to strengthen mental healthcare and improve patient safety and wellness across care episodes.

Moving to Value-Based Care

March 20, 2018
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In this episode recorded at HIMSS 2018, thought leader Justin Barnes (HIMSS EHR, Justin Barnes Advisors) discusses the way forward for organizations achieving value-based care. Keep learning on Barnes’ show This Just In Radio, or follow #HIThinkTank on social media for value-based care best practices and more.

Healthcare in the Cloud

February 27, 2018
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Today’s consumers exist in a world of cloud-based services. As patients become consumers themselves, healthcare must deliver the service they're used to experiencing. In this episode, Allscripts Client Delivery Leader Lisa Khorey speaks to healthcare’s upcoming shift to the cloud and its benefits to both patients and providers. Tune in to learn how the cloud is becoming the way to go in healthcare, when to make the move to cloud and how to prepare for a smooth transition.

What Caused the Opioid Crisis?

February 13, 2018
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In this start to our series on opioids, Dr. Michael Blackman discusses the trends and history that created the crisis situation today, what it looks like for individual clinicians, and how to manage prescriptions appropriately. Further episodes to come.

Achieving Maturity in 2018

January 30, 2018
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What's changing for EMRAM in 2018? Philip Bradley of HIMSS Analytics discusses what operational maturity means for healthcare organizations right now. Learn how to become Stage 6 or 7 organization this year, and how to be validated 2018. Part Two of a two-part series.