Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare IT Today

Learn the latest news, trends, and insights into what’s happening in healthcare IT with the Healthcare IT Today podcast hosts, John Lynn and Colin Hung.... Show More

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November 18, 2019 28 min

For the 24th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re talking about the health data myths and realities. The collection of health data is happening everywhere. Many organizations are realizing how much value is stored in health data and they’re treating it as an asset for their organization. What does this mean for healthcare? […]

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For the 23rd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re asking the question Are Medical Groups Still Viable? This is a big question with a lot of nuance. However, everyone agrees that the medical group is being hit by a lot of pressures to consolidate. Not the least of which is hospitals and health systems […]

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For the 22nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re asking the question Is Consumerism the Elephant in the Room? The discussion of consumerism in healthcare is a tricky one. Many patients wonder why their healthcare experience is so different than their consumer experience. Other patients don’t want to be called consumers since they don’t […]

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For the 21st episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Health IT and Marketing. Why are the two areas such an odd couple? Shouldn’t the CIO (IT) and CMO (Marketing) work together? Why don’t they work together? Every hospital and health system has a marketing team and an IT team. However, we often […]

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For the 20th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Healthcare Assumptions You Should Bank On. We often talk to people are just entering the health IT space. The overwhelming theme from these people is that there are so many things in healthcare that they didn’t expect. For those of us working in […]

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September 11, 2019 25 min

For the 19th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about physician reputation. This podcast was inspired by the news that MIPS Quality scores were now public. That’s right. With any NPI number (easily found online) or the physician’s name, you can look up the MIPS Quality score for any physician or group. What […]

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August 28, 2019 28 min

For the 18th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re sharing some takeaways from the EXPO.health conference we held in Boston. In case you missed it, what were you thinking? No really. You missed out on an amazing coming together of the best community of health IT professionals out there. It’s just a different experience […]

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August 13, 2019 27 min

For the 17th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about various healthcare conferences. It’s always a challenge knowing which conferences you should attend. Each conference has its own culture, direction, and attendees. It’s no wonder one of the questions we’re asked the most is “Which conferences should I attend?” As you’d imagine, the […]

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For the 16th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about whether we’re “buying” or “selling” various healthcare regulations. Back in Episode 12 of the podcast, we tried out a new format we called Health IT: Buy or Sell? It was so popular that we decided to bring it back again in this episode […]

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For the 15th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Access to Medical Records. While some are shocked by the realities associated with getting access to medical records, there’s a lot more nuance to gaining access to medical records in a way that is helpful to the patient, but also respects the privacy […]

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For the 14th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Measuring Satisfaction in Healthcare. We all know a great experience when we see it, but measuring it across an organization is a really hard thing to do. Thus, we thought it would be a great topic for a podcast. In this episode, we […]

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For the 13th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Blockchain in Healthcare. Everyone has no doubt seen talk of blockchain in the news. Maybe you didn’t realize it was blockchain since they called it bitcoin or ethereum or some other term that uses blockchain. Turns out that blockchain is being applied everywhere […]

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For the 12th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re doing a new segment we’re calling: Health IT: Buy or Sell?  In this new segment, we look at health IT news items, trends, and technologies and discuss whether we’re “buying” or “selling” it.   In other words, do we think that the news item or technology […]

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May 20, 2019 28 min

For the 11th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we discuss healthcare monopolies. This episode of the podcast was literally ripped from the headlines. In case you missed it, the FTC charged Surescripts for monopolistic ePrescribing practices. In this episode we talk about this news and what it means for healthcare. Along with covering this […]

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For the 10th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we discuss the important topic of reframing patient engagement. In this episode, we look at the term patient engagement and explore if a better term might be patient support. We also talk about what’s not working when we talk about patient engagement. Along with reframing the […]

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April 23, 2019 27 min

For the 9th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we discuss the important topic of health IT consolidation. In this wide-ranging discussion, we talk about some of the most recent mergers and acquisitions including massive acquisitions like athenahealth and smaller acquisitions like Perfectserve acquiring Telmediq. Plus, we look into the trends we see popping up […]

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April 8, 2019 27 min

For the 8th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we discussed the challenging topic of value based care. Everyone in healthcare is talking about value based care. It’s on the minds of c-level executives across healthcare. Plus, they’re trying to figure out how to navigate their organization to a value based care model from their […]

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March 26, 2019 27 min

For the 7th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we looked at cloud in healthcare. We all know how cloud has become a big part of our personal technical lives. Why then hasn’t cloud been more widely adopted in healthcare? Learn why we think this is the case. We also look at whether cloud is […]

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March 11, 2019 28 min

For the 6th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we dove into the recently released Information Blocking regulations. There’s a lot to unwrap in these regulations, but we give you an overview of the highlights and what it means for healthcare. Here’s a quick rundown of the topics we discuss in this episode: Info Blocking […]

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February 25, 2019 27 min

For the 5th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re taking a look at the Non-Traditional Healthcare Entrants who seem to be swarming into healthcare. Coming out of the HIMSS conference, one of the clear messages is that the big technology companies see a huge opportunity in healthcare. In this podcast, Colin and I dive […]

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