HiMSS 2019

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careMESH to Participate in the CMS Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperability Program

Press Release | careMESH | February 8, 2019

careMESH®, the only service provider that guarantees 100% digital delivery of referrals and care transitions to any healthcare organization nationwide, announced today that it has joined the Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperability (EMDI) program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...Under the program, careMESH will partner with a hospital to leverage its existing Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to deliver digital referrals and care transitions to post-acute healthcare providers. Receiving clinicians will be able to reply to the sender, save patient records to their own EHR, and close referral loops through automated workflow tools. This allows both the hospital and the receiving providers they interact with to...

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Fax Technologies Take Center Stage at HIMSS19 Exhibition

One of the most surprising developments at HIMSS19 is the large number of companies exhibiting their Fax Technologies. Long derided by reporters, health IT consultants, and EHR vendors, fax technologies have been growing in leaps and bounds while EHRs continue to fail to deliver interoperability. Just a couple of years ago faxes were used in around 75% of medical records exchanges. Latest numbers indicate that faxes are now used to exchange more than 85% of medical records. Most people would react in horror to such figures. How could physicians and medical personnel rely on antiquated paper technologies like faxes? The real story to be found on the exhibit floor at the HIMSS 2019 conference is that what we are seeing is a rapid transition to digital fax technologies and platforms. And this transition is taking place because physicians and medical staff have figured out they work!

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HIMSS19: Open Source Software for Disaster Preparedness and Response

Although not officially listed as a track at the HIMSS19 conference, there are a series of very important presentations on the use of open source software for disaster preparedness and response. This is a critical topic that we have covered extensively in Open Health News. As we detailed in this article, there was a major failure in being able to provide victims of Hurricane Harvey, as well as Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria with access to their medical records. Few emergency medical responders could access their records either. The two success stories that came out of the hurricanes were two open source electronic health record (EHR) systems, OpenEMR and the VA's open source VistA EHR.

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j2 Cloud Services to Showcase Secure Cloud Fax Solutions at HIMSS 2019

j2 Cloud Services™, a world-leading provider of digital cloud fax solutions, will showcase its portfolio of "interoperable" secure cloud fax solutions, including eFax Corporate, Sfax and MyFax, at the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition. As a HIMSS Emerald member, eFax Corporate's presence at HIMSS is slated to be one of its strongest ever! The j2 Cloud Services portfolio of all-digital cloud fax solutions, including eFax Corporate, Sfax and MyFax, replaces the need for antiquated analog fax machines and paper-based faxing with an online document transfer service that is both secure and HIPAA compliant.

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j2 Cloud Services™ Showcases New Cloud Fax Products at HiMSS 2019

Press Release | j2 Cloud Services | February 4, 2019

j2 Cloud Services...will demonstrate its commitment to interoperable healthcare communications at the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition. HiMSS 2019 is taking place February 11-15 in Orlando, Florida. At HIMSS, eFax Corporate®, one of the all-digital cloud fax solutions offered by j2 Cloud Services, will discuss the upcoming release of four new products: eFax Corporate for Healthcare Mobile Application: The eFax Corporate Mobile App for Healthcare is the easiest and fastest way to receive, sign, edit, and send faxes on the go...

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So I Survived HIMSS19…

This was perhaps more of a fete than it initially seems. The conference was massive, with over 40,000 attendees. It centered around a trade show exhibit hall that spanned multiple football fields in length. In some ways, it was so big that I felt somewhat discouraged from attending some educational sessions because they were located so far from where I was hanging out that I could get back and forth in time. So I spent most of my time at the Interoperability Showcase since HLN was participating in two of the use cases: Immunization Integration & CDS, featuring our ICE open source immunization evaluation and forecasting system...

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