Welcome to our weekly Healthcare IT Today summary. Each week, we’ll take a look at the articles we’ve published and why they’re important to the healthcare IT community. Hopefully, this gives you a chance to recover anything you may have missed during the week.

Celebration of the 100 episodes of the IT Healthcare podcast. John Lynn and Colin Hung took a trip down memory lane and summarized the first 100 episodes of the Healthcare IT Today podcast. Hear their opinion the most memorable topics, trends and announcements in healthcare IT over the past four years – and hear what they think will be in store for the next 100 episodes. Read more…

A look at the world of long-term post-acute care. John attended the user conference for PointClickCare – “the epic of LTPAC” – and learned why it is important to better link acute care and post-acute care, how communication makes these connections easier and how the entire care continuum benefits when this happens. Read more…

How Kyruus is expanding patient access before and after the appointment. Kyruus is known for its search and provider planning tools. At the recent MGMA Practice Excellence Conference, Colin spoke to Scott Andrews about it Kyruus’ acquisition of Epion pushes the company deeper into the patient journey supporting pre-visit documentation and post-visit follow-up. Read more…

Driven by MEDITECH in the outpatient EHR market. Also at the Practice Excellence Conference, Colin met with Sandra Greene of MEDITECH to discuss how suppliers have responded to the company’s continued move into the outpatient EHR market now that MEDITECH Expanse Clinic is available for independent and physician-owned studies. Read more…

Explore the benefits of automated medical planning. Given the regulations and organizational guidelines associated with planning, it’s no wonder managing doctors’ schedules with spreadsheets is problematic. Colin spoke to TigerConnect’s Justin Wampach about why it makes sense to move to automated, rules-based scheduling systems. Read more…

Will Hospitals Benefit From New Wireless Internet Bandwidth? Andy Oram spoke to Wyebot’s Roger Sands technical advantages of the new 6 GHz range for Wi-Fi, along with where and when hospitals will want to consider upgrading their Wi-Fi access points. Read more…

The value proposition for effective content management. Hospitals, health systems and large outpatient groups are full of print and digital content, but most of the clinical content is not structured and therefore cannot be prosecuted. Tom Romeo of Quest Diagnostics outlined the key benefits of content management systems that make data available and usable across the enterprise. Read more…

Provide emergency assistance during a telemedicine appointment. Providers don’t have good options during telemedicine appointments when a patient is in need of emergency care; telling someone to hang up and call 911 or go to the emergency room isn’t helpful. Alexander Chiu, MD of Telemedicine911, described how geolocation technology in telemedicine platforms can seamlessly transfer patients to EMR providers. Read more…

Featured Health IT Job: Data Scientist at the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), based in Albany or Manhattan, sent to Healthcare IT Central.

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