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Engage Patients through Medication Education

Engage Patients through Medication Education

By Joy Rios, Health IT Consultant at Ask Joy Health IT Consulting Twitter: @askjoyrios Patient engagement was one of the main buzzwords at HIMSS this year. It’s the kind of topic that can ignite a passionate game of tug-of-war. Some folks define patient engagement to patients accessing their health records or securely messaging their doctors. Others consider patient engagement as medication adherence, a reduction in readmissions, or even the use of mobile health apps. From a patient’s perspective, a common place to “engage” is at the pharmacy, when they receive drug directions that […]

April 26, 2015 | By More
Some High Level Perspectives on FHIR

Some High Level Perspectives on FHIR

The following is a guest blog post from HealthcareScene.com, Health IT Blog Network, by John Lynn, guest contributor and 4Medapproved Partner. Before HIMSS, I posted about my work to understand FHIR. There’s some great information in that post as I progress in my understanding of FHIR (HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), how it’s different than other standards, where it’s at in its evolution, and whether FHIR is going to really change healthcare or not. What’s clear to me is that many are on board with FHIR and we’ll hear a […]

April 20, 2015 | By More
There’s More to HIPAA Compliance Than Encryption

There’s More to HIPAA Compliance Than Encryption

The following is a guest blog post from Asaf Cidon, CEO and Co-Founder of Sookasa, on behalf of our partner John Lynn at HealthcareScene.com, Health IT Blog Network The news that home care provider Amedisys had a HIPAA breach involving more than 100 lost laptops—even though they contained encrypted PHI—might have served as a wake-up call to many healthcare providers.  Most know by now that they need to encrypt their files to comply with HIPAA and prevent a breach. While it’s heartening to see increased focus on encryption, it’s not enough […]

April 6, 2015 | By More