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Monday Morning Update 9/19/22 – HIStalk

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An American Medical Association survey of digital health solution use finds that 80% of physician respondents used telehealth systems in 2022 versus 14% in 2016. AMA has surveyed the same group of doctors in 2016, 2019, and 2022 about digital health.

Use of remote monitoring tools increased from 12% in 2016 to 30% in 2022.

Telehealth and remote monitoring technologies were also ranked highest in physician enthusiasm. Beyond telehealth, enthusiasm for digital solutions has been mostly stagnant since 2019. Still, nearly 60% of respondents believe that technology can improve chronic disease management and preventative care.

Older doctors and specialists are more likely to see no advantage to digital health, but number of doctors aged 51 and over who see a digital health advantage is growing.

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Reader Comments

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From LongLiveA4HealthMatics: “Re: Allscripts. Is rebranding its EHR to Veradigm EHR. Looks like the push to sanitize the word Allscripts from the company that is still called Allscripts has begun.” The email to customers says that ”the commercial brand for Allscripts will be Veradigm, while the corporate entity will remain Allscripts.” The logic behind the change, which was hinted at months ago, was not stated. MDRX shares are up 18% in the past 12 months versus the Nasdaq’s 24% loss, valuing the company at $1.8 billion.


HIStalk Announcements and Requests

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The employers of two-thirds of poll respondents require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and of those that don’t make it mandatory, one-fourth of them previously did but reversed themselves.

New poll to your right or here, which addresses the unproven but wildly over-discussed concept of “quiet quitting”: How much effort and sacrifice are you willing to put into your job now versus two years ago?

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Welcome to new HIStalk Gold Sponsor Cordea Consulting. The Edmond, OK-based company, which was founded in 2008 by CEO Jen Jones, specializes in the full life cycle of health IT solutions, exclusively serving the healthcare industry by working with clients to develop and implement systems, plans, and strategies. It offers advisory services (strategy, cost optimization, change management, IT governance, innovation programs); IT leadership services (program and project management, interim leadership, executive placement); and implementation and support (upgrades, go-live support, training, report writing, EHR data conversion and integration). A recent client survey finds that 100% would recommend the company, whose consultants average 12 years of real-life healthcare experience and many of whom are clinicians who know how to use informatics to improve patient care. Thanks to Cordea Consulting for supporting HIStalk.


Webinars

September 22 (Thursday) 1 ET. “ICD-10-CM 2023 Updates and Regulatory Readiness.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: June Bronnert, MSHI, RHIA, marketing director, IMO; Julie Glasgow, MD, marketing manager, IMO. The yearly update to ICD-10-CM is almost here. Prepare your organization for a smooth transition, and avoid any negative impacts to your bottom line, with an in-depth look at the upcoming changes. Listen to IMO’s top coding professionals and thought leaders discuss the 2023 ICD-10-CM coding changes. This webinar will review additions, deletions, and other revisions to the ICD-10-CM code set and how to make sure you get properly reimbursed.

Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present your own.


People

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Oracle promotes Greg Aaron to group VP/GM of investor owned and emerging markets of Oracle Cerner.


Government and Politics

A JAMA-published study of telemedicine encounters by Medicare patients in the first half of 2021 finds that 423,000 involved an out-of-state provider, two-thirds of whom had seen the same patient in person previously. Nearly 60% of the out-of-state visits involved patients who lived in a county within a few miles of a state border. The authors conclude that restoring licensure restrictions that were eased during the pandemic would have the biggest impact on people who live near a state borders, those who live in rural areas, and patients who need primary care or mental health treatment.

A state court orders low-code platform vendor Pegasystems to pay $2 billion to competitor Appian in a trade secrets case. Pegasystems was accused of hiring an employee of a government contractor to give it access to Appian’s software so it could enhance its own system and teach its sales team. A circuit judge rejected the motion by Pegasystems to overturn the verdict, then tacked on another $24 million in attorney fees and 6% in annual interest. Pegasystems says it will appeal.


Other

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A social media celebrity posts her sister’s medical bill in which a medical practice charged her $40 – without offering consolation or inquiry – because she cried.


Sponsor Updates

  • Arcadia makes its de-identified EHR and integrated claims data available on the Snowflake Marketplace.
  • Psychiatric practice Talkiatry expands its use of EClinicalWorks technology to include Healow TeleVisits.
  • Premier releases a new episode of its InsideOut Podcast, “Merging the quality and access gap in healthcare.”
  • Relatient releases a new episode of its Dash Talk Podcast, “The End of the Phone Tag Era: Advancing Consumer Experience in Healthcare.”
  • ReMedi Health Solutions publishes a new white paper, “Best practices for improving patient care through clinical chart abstraction.”

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