Bonus Features – September 25, 2022 – Over 90% of patients prefer providers who offer telemedicine, Sequoia Project releases information blocking resources, and more


Welcome to the weekly bonus features edition of Healthcare IT Today. This article will be a weekly digest of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more. Because there is so much going on in health informatics that we are not able to cover in our full articles, we always want to make sure you are informed of all the latest news, announcements and stories. that happen to help you do your job better. .

News and studies

More than 90% of patients prefer providers who offer telemedicine, and 62% of patients prefer seeing doctors remotely when possible, according to a survey of 1,002 patients by Software Advice. At the same time, however, 52% of patients said they had concerns about the quality of care during telemedicine consultations, with the lack of a physical exam or other in-person interactions being cited as the most common inconvenience. of a virtual care appointment.

The Sequoia Project has published several resources to help organizations comply with the information blocking requirements of the 21st Century CURES Act. Resources include an introduction to the expanded definition of electronic health information, which goes into effect October 6, and its operational implications for providers and healthcare providers.

Hello Health digital therapy research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension found that digital hypertension self-management tools improve clinical outcomes across the entire patient population across gender, blood pressure and blood pressure. age, race and other factors. The study findings underscore the potential of digital health apps to bridge health inequities.

The American Diabetes Association launched the Amputation Prevention Alliance, a three-year effort to improve diabetes patient care and reduce the number of unnecessary amputations that occur each year. (Of the 154,000 amputation procedures performed each year, the majority are preventable.) The five founding members of the initiative are Abbott, Advanced Oxygen Therapy, Cardiovascular Systems, CLI Global Society and Podimetrics.


Some products

  • Surgical training platform Osso VR announced that orthopedic residents trained using virtual reality completed exercises 25% faster with fewer errors and higher scores than those using traditional guided instruction .
  • Compliance and certification service provider Schellman has launched HIPAA Express, a risk assessment tool for HIPAA compliance and OCR audit workflows.
  • Connected device security company Ordr has released Ordr 8.1, which enables deeper understanding of IT infrastructure through integrations with more than 80 third-party solutions.
  • IoT hardware and software provider Kajeet has launched its IoT module initiative to provide cellular connectivity to RPM device manufacturers.



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