Best of Health IT News: Week of 5/31/13 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss. EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors InformationWeek covers the controversy rising in Massachusetts over an amendment to a state law that would require physicians to show EHR proficiency – or lose their medical licenses in 2015. Feds move nearer to patient-safety framework for health IT ModernHealthcare.com reports on how the federal government is now closer to adopting a regulatory and patient-safety framework for computerized healthcare devices. A Data-Powered Revolution in Health Care Todd Park, United States Chief Technology Officer, weighs in on the White House Blog about the data-powered revolution in health care and how innovative tools are helping “clinicians succeed at delivering better care at lower cost.” Quebec to make EHR live in all regions GovernmentHealthIT covers... read more
 
05/31/2013 Categories: EHR health information technology HIT

Prof Montage: Cardiology Lessons for the YouTube Generation 

Australian cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Silberberg has embarked on a mission to provide a free, educational resource for medical students. Instead of using traditional textbooks, Dr. Silberberg created a series of 3-minute videos that explain complex cardiology concepts. Currently, Prof Montage has 20 videos posted on Clinical Cardiology, Cardiac Physiology, and Clinical Epidemiology.

A second series of videos is scheduled to be released in June 2013.

Watch below for an introduction to the Prof Montage cast of characters.

 

05/29/2013

Best of Health IT News: Week of 5/24/13 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss. Most Healthcare Execs Expect Growth Despite Complaints of Overregulation HealthTechZone reports on a Forbes Insight study that found 52% of middle market healthcare executives expect growth next year, and that growth will come from healthcare industry trends such as advances in healthcare technology. CCHIT: Interoperability breakthrough near FierceHealthIT covers a recent whitepaper published by the Certification Commitment for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) that finds that the healthcare industry is on the verge of a breakthrough in interoperability. Health IT market in growth mode Healthcare IT News presents the latest Research and Markets report, projecting that the healthcare IT market will be valued at $56.7 billion by 2017. Some of the reasons that analysts cite for this growth... read more
 
05/24/2013 Categories: health information technology

My Job at LUMEDX: Kathy Sorensen 

Clinical sales consultant uses frequent flyer miles to travel to Africa
Describe your professional background and what brought you to work at LUMEDX. I was trained as a radiologic technologist. I worked in hospitals for 10 years, seven of those in the cath lab. I got an opportunity to work for a device company and was ready for a change. I took it, and have been on the vendor side for 23 years now. Is there an average day for you? Every day is a bit different. I travel to hospitals to do demos for cardiology departments looking to purchase a CVIS. Those demos can be a couple of hours to a week. When I am not on the road, I do demos via WebEx (a web conferencing application). I also train new employees, and work with engineering and product development. I have been at LUMEDX for 14 years, so I do a bit of everything. How have health IT and hospitals changed since you’ve been in the industry? Healthcare has changed a great deal over the last 25 years. Departments used to be able to purchase what they wanted with limited oversight. Economic... read more
 
04/22/2013 Categories: health IT

How to Get a Job at LUMEDX (And How Not To) 

We know many visitors to our website are interested in career positions. The following is a guest post from the blog of consulting firm ProLango featuring LUMEDX Technical Recruiter Josh Jozwik offering tips on what to do and what not to do when applying for a position at LUMEDX. By Paul Anderson There are job seekers who research company e-mail addresses and spam them with their resumes with the hopes of getting a job. These techniques won’t help you land an interview with LUMEDX, a medical software company in Bellevue, says Josh Jozwik, a technical recruiter for the company. Jozwik says job seekers need to avoid the traditional job-hunting techniques if they’re looking to get an interview with his company. Here are other things he says job seekers should avoid: Cover letters: Most cover letters sent to LUMEDX offer little or no value to Josh or his hiring team. Many cover letters he sees tend to be templates found on traditional resume books. If you’re going to send a... read more
 
04/18/2013 Categories: health IT

Photos From the Lumedx User Group Conference in San Francisco 

(Top left: Training session for new users presented by Linda Grdina of Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Top center: LUMEDX team members Senior Marketing & Events Coordinator Joelle Mitchell and Senior Director–Client Relations/Inside and Vertical Sales Gwen Korney. Top right: Senior Product Education Trainer John Nicholls and Clinical Registries Manager Katrina Craig. Bottom row, left: Linda Grdina and Joelle Mitchell. Bottom row, center: Reception in San Francisco's Hotel Nikko. Bottom row, right: John Nicholls and Joelle Mitchell.) This week was a special one for LUMEDX and many of our users. Converging in San Francisco's Hotel Nikko in the days before NCDR.13 and ACC.13, users of LUMEDX software arrived from all over the United States to network, learn about new updates to the product suite and get some additional training. It was also a chance for those of us at LUMEDX to... read more
 

Vast Majority of Surveyed Hospitals Experience Breaches 

(Photo credit: Credit: Flickr/Mr. Cacahuate) Ninety-four percent of hospitals responding to a recent survey experienced a data breach in the past two years, according to the Ponemon Institute. Forty-five percent of these hospitals indicated that their data was breached more than five times – an increase from 2010 when the percentage of respondents indicating more than five breaches was 29 percent. With the potential for penalties under HIPAA, the cost of notifying stakeholders and civil suite awards, the possibility these hospitals could be stuck with millions in costs due to data breaches is staggering. Even more discouraging, those hospitals that had not joined a health information exchange (HIE) cite low or lack of confidence in data security as the number one reason they were reluctant to share information within organizations. As the move to electronic health records (EHR) continues, what measures is your organization taking to ensure patient data security? read more