DataMotion Blog

September 19, 2019

6 Actions MEDITECH Users can Take Now to Capture CMS Promoting Interoperability Incentives

For MEDITECH Eligible Hospitals (EHs) attesting to CMS’s Promoting Interoperability (PI) initiative in the second half of 2019, it’s time to re-visit critical path items on the MU3 project plan. If health information exchange (HIE) doesn’t feature prominently in the plan, it should. Of the 100 total attestation po…Read More »

September 5, 2019

Adding Value to HIE Services

Speculation about the demise of HIE services is highly exaggerated – that was a primary take-away message for the 630 participants attending the annual SHIEC conference this past August. With real-time event notifications flowing from HIEs at rates exceeding hundreds of thousands per year – one of many upbeat statistic…Read More »

May 28, 2019

4 Take-Aways about Direct Secure Messaging for Health IT Developers from ONC-CMS Proposed Rulemaking

The following appeared in HealthcareIT Today as a guest blog post by Hugh Gilenson from DataMotion and Kyle Meadors from Chart Lux Consulting. New rules recently proposed by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and…Read More »

March 7, 2019

Case Study: St. Luke’s University Health Network

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a $2 billion integrated health network serving the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. As the region’s low-cost tertiary hospital, St. Luke’s success is linked to offering patients easy access to healthcare services and building strong relationships with community pro…Read More »

January 24, 2019

A Data Exchange Solutions Provider’s Game Plan for HIMSS 2019

As implied by our name, DataMotion’s bailiwick is securing and delivering data in motion. We’re really pumped to go to HIMSS 2019, because, in healthcare, our skill-set positions us to deliver innovative solutions for health information exchange and secure electronic messaging. Our annual visit to HIMSS – which we a…Read More »

November 29, 2018

Certified EHR Technology: CEHRT Final Rule Enhances Value Proposition for Health IT Interoperability

21 million is the number of results returned by a recent Google search on the terms Health IT and interoperability. An observer of hotly debated healthcare topics could reasonably conclude that the results reflect millions of opinions about which protocols, standards, and networks are best suited to deliver clinical data i…Read More »

October 25, 2018

Thank you for not faxing

When timely submission of clinical data is critical and the submission instructions are to “send by electronic transmission, other than facsimile”, it’s important to know your options! The directive to send clinical data by a non-fax method is popping up with increasing frequency in the healthcare industry as CMS pr…Read More »

October 4, 2018

An Alternative to Secure Fax: Direct Secure Messaging

“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” Uber-life coach, Tony Robbins, probably wasn’t thinking healthcare and fax security when he uttered these words, but he could have been! So, is fax secure? Despite recent headlines about fax security, fax-related data breach vulner…Read More »

September 25, 2018

Fax-Free Healthcare? CMS’s 2020 Vision

Healthcare professionals who aren’t looking beyond fax machines to share patient data are in for a rude awakening. For a technology that has existed for more than a century and a half – (Scottish inventor Alexander Bain worked on chemical mechanical fax type devices in 1846, for which he received a patent in 1843) th…Read More »

September 24, 2018

5 Ways Patients Want Online Communications

If you’re in the business of providing clinical health services and managing the corresponding clinical health records, you know that patients want online patient communications, and to the people in your organization that can answer questions about it. They also want assurance that the process of exchanging the informat…Read More »