Podcasts: Ramp Up for National Health IT Week with MEDHOST

What is NHIT Week?

During September 23 – 27, NHIT Week spotlights how information and technologies can help hospitals and healthcare providers create healthier communities.

The week-long event was created by HIMSS and the Institute for e-Policy in an effort to bring together national healthcare IT stakeholders from all over in a shared mission to discover new and exciting ways information technology can transform community health.

One of the main goals of NHIT Week is to encourage collaboration—to connect members of the healthcare industry with state and government leaders, and others who play supporting roles in ensuring the health of our nation.

As part of our mission to advance and improve healthcare information technology (HIT), we strive to increase awareness around the impact technology can have on enhancing care delivery and improving patient outcomes. In honor of National Health IT (NHIT) Week, MEDHOST executives share their professional insights on healthcare technology for our podcast.

The Hard-HITting Power of Collaboration

Ken Misch, President and Chief Financial Officer discusses some of the key moments that have brought HIT to the forefront and why NHIT Week is key to helping guide healthcare providers through change. Hear what he says about the importance of healthcare, government, and communities coming together during this time to solve how to best integrate current technologies with the modern patient experience.

Key to Strengthening Healthcare Cybersecurity

It only takes one vulnerability to cause a system wide catastrophe. Learning new ways to prevent that one incident is reason enough for healthcare organizations (HCO) to take part in NHIT Week, says Michael Johnson, Chief Information Security Officer at MEDHOST.

Johnson covers the unique challenges that make healthcare organizations an easy target for cybercriminals and what they can do to protect themselves and their patients.

A History of Healthcare IT

How did we get to a National Health IT Week? Rick Brown, Chief Development Officer at MEDHOST takes a quick journey through the history of HIT and some of the key moments that have landed us where we are now.

Brown also talks about what MEDHOST has done, and is doing, at each stage to help hospitals maintain sustainability and compliance1.

Custom Tailored HIT for Improved Patient Care

NHIT Week is a great way to build awareness around the technological resources available to HCOs, but that is just step one. Once a hospital chooses to adopt a new HIT system, the next step is making sure those tools are implemented in a way that best meets their needs.

In our discussion with Doug Allen, Vice President Implementation Services, he provides an in-depth overview of MEDHOST’s unique implementation methodology—the process used to make sure each HIT solution works to streamline hospital operations and improve patient care.

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1 MEDHOST Enterprise 2019 R1, The Business Intelligence v5.5, MEDHOST EDIS 2019 R1 and MEDHOST Cloud Services Health Portal with YourCare Everywhere ® App products and MEDHOST Cloud Services API are ONC 2015 Edition-compliant and have been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. For a complete review of the EHR certification and accompanying “Cost and Limitations” statements, visit “https://www.medhost.com/about-us/regulatory-and-compliance/”.

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