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Announcement

Better Together: Consensus Cloud Solutions Acquires Summit Healthcare

There were a considerable number of mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry just in 2021 alone. Some of the biggest names in healthcare and technology joined forces, opening the door for further and future innovation, integration, and interoperability. An exciting addition to the acquisition list is Summit Healthcare becoming part of Consensus Cloud Solutions, […]

Healthcare Fax, Interoperability

How Healthcare Technology Can Help Physician Clinics Recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic

While all healthcare providers have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, physician practices may be suffering most of all. Among employed physicians, which constitute just over one-half of all providers, service volumes measured by relative value units dropped 5% from January-October 2020, compared to the previous year. Consequently, net revenue per physician is down […]

Health Event Notifications, Interoperability

Industry Commentary: Effective Communication Key To Improving Care Coordination During Transitions

By Bevey Miner, Health IT Strategy/Chief Marketing Officer for J2 Global Cloud Services Research shows that when a hospital transfers a patient to a long term post-acute care (LTPAC) facility – such as a skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehab facility, assisted living or home health agency – the data sharing between providers often involves the […]

Health Event Notifications, Interoperability

How Post-Acute Facilities Can Improve Workflows and Patient Care Coordination

From a care-coordination standpoint, it would be ideal if a patient’s entire healthcare journey took place in a single location. The patient’s primary care physician could take an elevator to the surgical floor and speak directly with that team about the unique circumstances of the patient’s upcoming procedure. After surgery, the acute-care staff could walk […]

Health Event Notifications, Interoperability

Ready to Meet the New CMS Final Ruling Deadline? An Overview of ADT Notifications

In An Already Challenging Healthcare Environment, Electronic ADT (Admission, Discharge, and Transfer) Notifications Are More Critical Than Ever Brenda Hopkins, J2 Chief Health Information Officer, recently authored a number of blogs where she outlined how the current pandemic and new compliance requirements bring communication and interoperability challenges to the forefront of healthcare. These blogs reinforced […]

Interoperability

Watch: Healthcare Focus Group Addresses Confusion with the New CMS/ONC Rules—and Regs in General

Is your organization confident that you fully understand the CMS and ONC’s new/final rules on interoperability issued in 2020—the 21st Century Cures Act—and that your team knows the necessary steps to comply with those requirements? If you’re not sure, you are far from alone. In a recent HIMSS event, J2 Global led a focus group […]