HIMSSCast: Technology, policy and COVID-19

COVID-19, potentially nevertheless better recognised as novel coronavirus, is a hazardous and swiftly spreading ailment that governments and healthcare stakeholders are performing about the globe to comprise. But how is new engineering shaping the narrative of this epidemic, and is it generating it much easier to handle than preceding outbreaks? In today’s HIMSSCast, we explore that issue with host and Editor-in-Main Jonah Comstock, MobiHealthNews’s Laura Lovett, Healthcare Finance News’s Jeff Lagasse, and MobiHealthNews/Healthcare IT Information AsiaPAC Editor Dean Koh (signing up for us by mobile phone from Singapore).

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Article content referenced in today’s episode: 

Roundup: Tech’s function in tracking, testing, treating COVID-19

Israel’s Sheba Hospital turns to telehealth to take care of incoming coronavirus-exposed patients

Chinese federal government releases community app to gauge probable coronavirus exposures

Buoy Health, HealthMap group up to quell

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ONC unveils new plan for combating clinician burnout

With a new report from the U.S. Division of Wellbeing and Human Solutions, drawn up as needed by the twenty first Century Cures Act, the company places forth its program to assist reduce the load of documentation and reporting demands, and boost EHR usability.

WHY IT Matters
The strategic program, formulated by the Business of the National Coordinator for Wellbeing IT, with input from the Facilities for Medicare & Medicaid Solutions, features a sequence of tips to assist clinicians concentrate their focus on individuals and not administrative jobs.

The report lists a few main ambitions:

  • Minimize the effort and hard work and time needed to document data in EHRs for overall health care suppliers when they are observing individuals
  • Minimize the effort and hard work and time needed to satisfy regulatory reporting demands for clinicians, hospitals, and overall health care corporations and
  • Improve the performance and intuitiveness (simplicity of use)
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