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 […]
About Joy Rios
Joy Rios is a regular contributor and reporter for HITECH Answers. She is a subject matter expert in both Meaningful Use and EHRs. She has a unique talent for distilling forbidding materials down to the information providers and members of the healthcare community need to succeed. Joy develops EHR training programs, authors Meaningful Use and PQRS coursework, and writes regularly about Health IT. She is also an Advisory Counsel Expert for Next Wave Connect's Meaningful Use community. Joy holds an MBA with a focus in sustainability, and is a Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist, with a focus in Workflow Redesign. She focuses on providing resources, products, and services to support providers in keeping up with the pace of change in healthcare.
By Joy Rios, Health IT Consultant at Ask Joy Health IT Consulting Twitter: @askjoyrios HIMSS, just like a multitude of other healthcare events, is a showcase. For most vendors, it involves reserving space in the exhibit hall and filling it with people to educate or entice passersby. Regina Holliday takes a completely different approach. As a well […]
By Joy Rios, Health IT Consultant at Ask Joy Health IT Consulting Twitter: @askjoyrios It’s impossible to absorb all the information that’s flying at you, especially from an event as huge as HIMSS. Although there is plenty to read that’s new from CMS, mainly the proposed rules for MU3, Modifications to MU for 2015 – 2017, […]
By Joy Rios, Health IT Consultant at Ask Joy Health IT Consulting Twitter: @askjoyrios This year, as you may already know, both hospitals and physician practices participating in Meaningful Use must offer patients a way to access their health records electronically. The patient electronic access objective specifically calls for providing patients the ability to view […]
Say what you will about the pains of implementing an EHR or meeting the requirements for Meaningful Use. I’ll grant you that there are hiccups, roadblocks, stumbling points on the path to going digital. No doubt. But, you can’t deny that data doesn’t lie and when we measure data, we can manage it.
Going along with this year’s theme of Always Forward, it came as no surprise that many companies made a point to demonstrate the ways they are working toward proactive healthcare. Be it through predictive analytics, care coordination, quality measurement, or patient engagement, the overarching goals to help practices better meet the needs of their patients, to address the issues that impact healthcare, and to drive excellence shined through.
On October 14-15, a group of healthcare leaders gathered for the Connected Healthcare Summit in San Diego to share ideas about the current mobile health technology landscape.
It’s not all fun & games, but shh! let me pretend By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios It’s not a bad gig – spending a few days with healthcare movers and shakers in a beautiful setting. This year’s AHIMA conference was held in sunny San Diego where attendees were just steps […]
Pay Attention to State Level Registries for Medicaid EHR Attestations By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios As we wrap up National Health IT Week, there’s just one more topic I’d like to bring to light. While the new Final Rule is adding flexibility for many providers, there are some unintended consequences […]
Success Will Require All-Around Engagement By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios This week is all about Health IT awareness. One on-going health IT conversation is how to smoothly transition from volume-based to value-based business models in healthcare. Success will require a shift in mindset, tools to support tracking and analyzing clinician […]
Keep Your Finger on the Pulse of NHITWeek By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios In the sage words of a true American hero, Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and take a look around for awhile, you could miss it.” The same is true for […]
Tom Lee Talks About What Lies Beyond Meaningful Use By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios To the untrained eye, one might think that an EHR alone has the possibility to largely improve patient care, because it can create efficiencies, house patient data, and connect with other types of technologies. However, technology that connects to multiple EHRs […]
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