January 19, 2018
The January, 2018 draft of the Trusted Exchange Framework is the first real step toward interoperability since the Cures Act was passed.
January 15, 2018
Government, individuals, and private sector will continue a push for change in 2018. Dr. Travis Good predicts 6 major healthcare trends for the new year.
January 10, 2018
What was healthcare reading to stay on top of their technology game in 2017? Our top 10 blogs show cloud and compliance as top of mind for many of you.
December 13, 2017
Datica’s Winter 2017 quarterly industry report examines the paradox of shadow IT in healthcare. Is it a security threat or enabler for innovation?
December 11, 2017
Though different in who they apply to and how you prove compliance, HIPAA and GDPR are both about having security as a core tenet of operations.
December 8, 2017
This holiday season, we’re proud to support one of our favorite open source projects, Let’s Encrypt, in their mission to make the internet more secure.
December 4, 2017
If your U.S. company plans to bring health data from the European Union back to the states, you must address EU-U.S. Privacy Shield — an additional privacy requirement laid out by the European Court of Justice.
November 29, 2017
Day 3 of re:Invent kicked off with AWS CEO, Andy Jassy, announcing Fargate among a slew of new AWS services. Can you tell we’re excited about Fargate?
November 28, 2017
It’s the second day of AWS re:Invent and sessions are in full swing. I was able to attend several healthcare track sessions yesterday (including Datica’s) and the future looks bright. Healthcare is poised to fully embrace the cloud in 2018.
November 27, 2017
Adam Leko and David Deas discussed how the Datica Platform helped Memphis Le Bonheur (MLH) health system get onto AWS through removing the burden of DevOps and security in a HITRUST CSF Certified way.
November 21, 2017
With 1,000 sessions to choose from, we offer a bit of help to our friends out there in the healthcare industry who might be attending AWS re:Invent next week.
November 20, 2017
What does a breakdancing eye surgeon have to say about patient engagement? Find out in the 3rd issue of “Mapping Digital Health” with Dr. John Moore of Twine Health.
November 17, 2017
Today we are launching one-click installations of Mirth Connect combined with Open-Source Connectors for the Datica Platform.
November 15, 2017
HITRUST is a superset security framework and understanding both the advantages and disadvantages of this will help you wield HITRUST successfully.
November 10, 2017
The latest addition to the DHSF is meant to help you gain a better understanding of the evidence needed for your digital health strategy.
November 8, 2017
Esther Dyson, whose career includes journalist, author, businesswoman, commentator, philanthropist, angel investor, and even backup cosmonaut, sat down for an interview with Datica CEO Travis Good, MD.
October 30, 2017
At Health 2.0 2017, a panel of leaders who have worked in the trenches discussed the most important factors for the success of digital health products.
October 27, 2017
$360,000! The cost for a maker of digital health products to design, implement, deploy and prove HIPAA compliance all on their own. Get the breakdown.
October 25, 2017
The GnuPG is a free implementation of OpenPGP — the most widely used email encryption standard. Learn how to use GnuPG and OpenPG to automatically decrypt encrypted SFTP files.
October 17, 2017
This second interview of our “Mapping the Digital Health Landscape” series, highlights innovation at Strata Health in the U.S. and beyond.
October 10, 2017
A recent NIST update includes important changes that encourage out of band authentication methods versus a single source email. Learn how Datica is responding.
September 28, 2017
Our latest industry report takes a look at various opinions and definitions on public vs. private cloud computing within healthcare.
September 27, 2017
Where do the many predictions and technologies from Health 2.0, 2012 stand today? Which products were a hit? What predictions came to be true—or didn’t?
September 19, 2017
Datica is excited every day about the emerging digital health landscape. We know there are many other entrepreneurs who, like us, use technology to help healthcare organizations better serve their patients. That is why we created an ongoing series called “Mapping the Digital Health Landscape,” highlighting the great work pursued by fellow digital health innovators.
September 14, 2017
Mark Olschesky will summarize the origins and utility of the Digital Health Success Framework in an upcoming webinar scheduled for Sept. 25th, at 12pm CST.
September 12, 2017
With our 3rd HITRUST CSF certification, the Datica Platform now provides customers greater flexibility with cloud infrastructure choices.
September 7, 2017
This Q&A with Datica’s Chief Data Officer, Mark Olschesky, explores what it means that Datica just passed 200 forks of our open-source policies.
September 5, 2017
There’s much a digital health company needs to know about EHR integrations. Here are 4 essential questions digital health teams should ask their customers.
August 31, 2017
Our Healthcare Innovators podcast continues with an illuminative interview with Aaron Neinstein, MD on tech that tames the deluge of patient generated data.
August 30, 2017
As we roll into the end of 2017, it’s worth looking back on how the industry has been doing protecting PHI against the threat of cyber-intrusions.
August 24, 2017
Our newest publication Rethinking Healthcare Technology includes expansive, useful, and original essays on digital transformation from insightful leaders.
August 18, 2017
In the 377 healthcare data breaches last year, phishing attacks were among the top data breach causes. Why is healthcare such a target for spear phishing attacks?
August 17, 2017
Datica has announced the launch of The Platform 3.0 — Compliant Cloud reimagined including a HIPAA compliant & HITRUST CSF certified free trial.
August 7, 2017
Almost 3 years ago, I wrote about why there was no listed Datica pricing on our site. Today, I wrote about why we actually DO now have upfront pricing.
July 31, 2017
Dr. Naomi Fried shared her ideas on the differences in innovation between pharma and hospitals, and opportunities for digital health vendors in pharma.
July 27, 2017
Datica has spent extensive time and money on security and organizational policies and procedures specifically to comply with HIPAA and share with our customers.
July 4, 2017
As healthcare increasingly turns to cloud infrastructure, you might want to get to know the different service delivery models — SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.
June 29, 2017
Complying with HIPAA and proving it are two very different things. Datica is HIPAA compliant AND can prove it with our HITRUST CSF certification.
June 22, 2017
Datica customers and innovators Cota, Clockwise.MD, and Arcadia Healthcare are making waves in healthcare and we’re excited to share their stories.
June 16, 2017
Cybersecurity is top of mind for most CEOs and so it was no surprise that it was a hot topic at this week’s Health IT Summit in Boston.
June 13, 2017
Most of us imagined the cloud onramp in healthcare to be many years away but it’s happening now as healthcare embraces SaaS-based digital health solutions.
June 2, 2017
HIPAA outlines the types of entities that are covered but the further down the line a subcontractor gets from a covered entity, the more confusion there is.
May 18, 2017
Private, Public, and Hybrid clouds all exist in healthcare. Hybrid clouds represent the largest area of growth in healthcare organizations.
May 10, 2017
This infographic, extracted from the inaugural Spring ‘17 Heart of Medicine Quarterly Report, describes healthcare’s shifting definition of the cloud.
April 28, 2017
These big ideas in healthcare innovation explore a lack of interoperability, the role of EHRs, and how data standards like FHIR ignite transformation.
April 11, 2017
In this article, we explore the migration to cloud computing in healthcare, the benefits of cloud computing in healthcare, and HIPAA cloud compliant hosting.
March 28, 2017
For the first time in twenty years, hospitals, vendors, and even payers and life sciences providers agree on something: FHIR is the way forward.
March 15, 2017
Mark Olschesky shares what he learned, saw, and enjoyed at the 2nd annual HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable. Hint: FHIR is fast becoming a reality.
March 2, 2017
Casey Bryson shares visions of healthcare’s digital future from HIMSS 2017, including applications that scale and integrate with EHRs at lightning speed.
February 27, 2017
By now you’ve heard of the CloudFlare leak of sensitive data. There’s a specific part of HIPAA legislation that health care should be concerned about.
February 24, 2017
The buzz at HIMSS 2017: analytics, machine learning, AI, cyber-security, patient-centered care, and open data were a few themes we saw this year.
February 21, 2017
Healthcare’s version of the Internet of Things is often referred to as connected health. Explore Dr. Joe Kvedar’s view on the state of connected health.
February 15, 2017
As the clock winds down to HIMSS17, we’ve been dusting off our party shoes to get ready for one of the highlights of the event – HISTalkapalooza
February 9, 2017
This 4th part of our 2017 Healthcare trends series looks at some of the not so obvious costs and challenges that add into the healthcare equation.
February 7, 2017
Today we start the next chapter in our company’s history. Catalyze is now Datica and I couldn’t be more excited about the change.
January 31, 2017
In part three of our 2017 healthcare trends series, the focus is on the evolution of the EHR. We already explored the rise of the patient as consumer looked at how Trump’s unpacking of Obamacare in parts one and two.
January 24, 2017
Here, in part 2 of our 4-part series on 2017 healthcare trends, we look at how Trump’s unpacking of Obamacare might affect the healthcare industry.
January 23, 2017
Chief Medical Information Officer is an evolving role in the executive suite. Learn about the CMIO job from Luis Saldana, M.D., CMIO of Texas Health Resources.
January 16, 2017
This is the 1st of a 4-part series about high-level healthcare trends creating turmoil and uncertainty along with new opportunities in 2017 and beyond.
December 19, 2016
Datica’s new COO, Brian Lindstrom, joins a mix of Datica employees with a cumulative 36 years Epic experience.
December 2, 2016
We recap the second half of the AWS Re:Invent conference with a look at how some of the announcements could be applicable to the healthcare domain.
November 30, 2016
This was Datica’s first time attending AWS Re:invent along with 32,000 attendees ranging from engineers to CIOs and a broad range of industries.
November 30, 2016
HHS released its official Guidance on HIPAA & Cloud Computing last month. The guidance answers some lingering questions that people seem to ask.
November 13, 2016
Now that healthcare is looking at “patients as consumers” and how to deliver and document quality care what changes in data requirements and strategy?
November 11, 2016
For the second year in a row, Datica both attended and sponsored the Voalte User Experience (VUE16) in Sarasota, Florida. Here’s a recap of all we learned.
November 9, 2016
There’s still a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about HITRUST, even among vendords and consultants. This article will clear up some of the confusion.
October 19, 2016
Since achieving our HITRUST Certification, our goal has been to educate the industry about our experience and help others to achieve HITRUST Certification.
October 11, 2016
Recently we published our first five Customer Spotlights, a new section on the website sharing the amazing and diverse stories our customers have to tell.
October 6, 2016
HITRUST is an industry-driven organization with a mission to create a standardized and certifiable security and compliance framework for healthcare.
October 3, 2016
Industry focus on patient outcomes has never been higher yet some healthcare innovators are focused on technology first and outcomes second. Wonder why?
September 28, 2016
Day Two of Health 2.0 featured a diverse set of topics. There was more to see than the Datica crew could cover, so here are just a few key observations.
September 28, 2016
Day three of Health 2.0 is a wrap, meaning we saw more demos and observed the last few panel discussions of the conference.
September 26, 2016
Day One of Health 2.0 featured the annual Traction startup pitch panel which told a unified story and compelling insight worth sharing.
September 26, 2016
The Midwest is predicted to have more startups than Silicon Valley in five years. It’s time for Madison, Wisconsin to be on the startup community’s radar.
September 21, 2016
FierceHealthcare reporter Susan D. Hall outlined three important challenges for digital health in a recent article.
September 21, 2016
Today Datica completed a Series B round of financing, raising $6.5MM and bringing our total amount raised to $12.5MM. We’re thrilled to have new investor Lewis & Clark Ventures lead the round, and equally excited our existing investors—Arthur Ventures, Baird Capital, and Chicago Ventures—participated in the round and continue to view Catalyze as the organization they believed we would become when they initially invested almost 3 years ago.
August 4, 2016
Compared to others, healthcare information systems (HCIS) are industry specific. The distinctiveness to their development is attributed to six elements.
July 28, 2016
How are HIT vendors pricing their technologies? Why does pricing seem so fluid in contrast to other industry models? Find out here.
July 27, 2016
From expanding our services to new podcast appearances, July had a lot of excitement to capture for Datica. We have progressively built additional support for our clients while bringing further credibility to them and their clients. We are proud of all that we achieved in July so just to name a few, here are a few highlights.
July 20, 2016
Despite best efforts, most EHR projects are forecasted to go beyond scope. Ask these 10 questions for an accurate financial estimate of an EHR project.
July 13, 2016
Healthcare is being revolutionized by the proliferation of new technologies. With the modern boom of laptop, smartphone and tablet usage being witnessed across medical institutions, allowing doctors to easily connect with their patients is more important than ever. Since medical workers can connect near instantaneously to obtain medical information sought after, primary care workflows can be expedited, but what does this mean for data security?
June 21, 2016
Criminal and financial penalties alongside severe reputation loss — with wagers so high, hospitals need to grow above the impromptu manual audits. Further contextual proof is given since these audits review a very minute percentage of all daily access events. Ensuring widespread patient privacy requires a solid foundation involving policy, procedures, and technology.
June 16, 2016
Hospitals are a distinctly lush domain for outsourcing many functions, such as, EHR integrations and cloud hosting.
June 1, 2016
Data capturing is becoming an increasingly automated process across all modern interactions. Specifically in healthcare, electronic health record systems are digitizing existing patient records to be used in patient care, surgical procedures, and clinical trials. For instance, data streams captured by medical instruments during surgical procedures are fed into an integrated health record system in real-time; also, wearables worn can live stream data directly into clinical and hospital servers while patients recover at home.
May 25, 2016
Even as a healthcare professional, understanding the what, when, why, who, and how of healthcare quality measurement becomes a grueling task. There are multiple non-profit and private sector organizations involved in the discovery, design, and verification of quality measures for the healthcare industry. We explain a bit of the who, what, why, when, and how behind quality care.
May 19, 2016
Since Datica’s beginning, a core belief has revolved around the importance of transparent, free, readily available content. That is why we write about what we learn. That is why we have open sourced our company policies] and made our Business Associate Agreement publicly available.
May 11, 2016
In last month’s edition of the Joint Commission Perspectives, the Joint Commission ended its ban on text messaging for healthcare providers, reversing its 2011 prohibition for these recognized healthcare entities. The Joint Commission is finally embracing modern technology, and these updated regulations permit customers like ours to freely produce, promote, and integrate their secure text messaging solutions.
May 3, 2016
Under the Omnibus Rule, learn about four special cases for making use of PHI in marketing efforts.
April 26, 2016
In healthcare’s current transformational model, organizations are moving from paper-based organizations to data-enabled organizations. Healthcare should not become completely data-driven nor rely solely on decision automation because there is a human component that must be addressed. Besides some necessary operational alerts and such, there are nuances involved in a primary care relationship that simply cannot be captured by a machine.
April 20, 2016
With all the buzzwords in the healthcare industry, it has become impossible to keep track of their many interpretations and evolutions, but more importantly, tracking how to properly enable solutions. Previously, physicians handled the clinical affairs while healthcare administrators managed the finances and operations. Presently, those roles have blurred. With such close working environments, some baselines must be met to fully enable the acceleration of clinical integration.
April 15, 2016
Co-Founder Travis Good, M.D. has been selected as a founding member of the HITRUST Business Associate Council, while the team has been attending the industry’s premiere events such as HealthXL Global Gathering in San Francisco and HOSTING Customer Summit in Denver to announce exciting new partnerships.
April 13, 2016
With access to real-time, big data analytics more accurate and encompassing medical diagnoses and decisions are now possible.
April 7, 2016
Commitment, collaboration, communication, focus — all critical compontents to successful strategic partnerships that produce innovation.
March 11, 2016
With a single Datica BAA healthcare customers of Microsoft Azure and Salesforce Health Cloud can now cover the infrastructure obligations of HIPAA.
February 27, 2016
Partnership? Simplicity? Scalability? Compliance? Savings? Opportunity? Yes. All of the above.
February 19, 2016
Passion. It’s one word that makes all the difference. It’s one quality that cannot be taught. And it’s one differentiator between where we are and where we can go. Passion is the epitome of what Casey Bryson embodies and it is with that passion that he joins the Datica family as our Chief Strategy Officer.
February 16, 2016
The challenge for today’s hospital CIOs is choosing vendors and technologies that integrate with the EMR as well as numerous other hospital systems. That’s why integration is such a hot topic in healthcare, and is something we take very seriously at Voalte.
February 15, 2016
Healthcare is completely different from any other industry so is it possible to take everyday shortcuts to achieve the desired entrepreneurial results? If you ask one of the latest Silicon Valley sweethearts, Zenefits, as of late, the answer is an astounding no. As Zenefits’ COO David Sacks states, “Compliance is like oxygen. Without it, we die.” With the immediate resignation of Parker Conrad, former Zenefits’ CEO, we will see if Zenefits’ will be given the kiss of life as compliance becomes a newly adopted core pillar to the organization.
February 11, 2016
Prior to DocbookMD® HIPAA-secure communication didn’t exist. Datica was not only able to centralize integration for DocbookMD but also save them $360K.
February 2, 2016
Today we are proud to announce the immediate availability of our Platform as a Service solution product – Stratum.
January 6, 2016
Cost is one of a few gating factors for companies considering a HITRUST Assessment. This cost can broken up into two broad categories – direct and indirect costs.
December 23, 2015
We could not be more thrilled with the amazing year we have had at Datica. With the help of our customers, partners, employees, mentors and others, we have been able to provide the highest quality products and services to the industry in an effort to push the needle forward to an improved, connected healthcare system. From all of us, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season, but first, here are six last minute free digital stocking stuffers that you can recommend to those that matter in your life.
December 21, 2015
Prediction posts are fun, despite my relatively low batting average for success. The hardest part about making predictions in healthcare is timing. And timing can be everything. Lots of predictions, like we’ll see X% risk-based or value-based care contracts, are hard to deny but quantifying them in terms of when these changes will tip in the industry is the challenge. With that disclaimer, below are my predictions for healthcare in 2016, with a bend towards healthcare technology.
December 17, 2015
We had some amazing inspiration from the 2015 Digital Health Summer Summit co-hosted by the Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI).
December 15, 2015
There is a significant need for tools that improve communication and data exchange in healthcare.
December 11, 2015
Value-based care finally provides the incentives for enhanced interoperability, but who is going to pay the up front bill to get started? Vendors? Doctors? Healthcare organizations? Payers?
December 9, 2015
Most people probably do not realize that traditional data management and patient index tools only automatically match approximately 70 percent of records.
December 7, 2015
In a day and age where data breaches and cyber terrorism are at an all time high, it is no surprise that our healthcare system lacks trust, especially when pertaining to patient data.
December 2, 2015
If there is one guiding belief which drives Catalyze, it’s the view that healthcare integration is a process. It’s not an API, it’s not knowing someone at Epic. It’s a journey fraught with misinformation and pitfalls. This journey needs a guide.
December 1, 2015
With the topic of interoperability resurfacing, a strong argument towards this standardization can be made when considering the national interoperability initiative.
November 24, 2015
A recent GAO report found five preeminent challenges the industry faces with achieving true interoperability.
November 23, 2015
The cost of data breaches on providers as a whole is estimated to be at an astounding seven billion dollars. Here are a few key points for securing network access.
November 18, 2015
Questions From the HITRUST Third Party Assurance Summit
November 16, 2015
Datica sponsored the VUE15 event, which took place in Sarasota, FL, and moderated a panel on lessons learned in mobile health and the path forward.
November 13, 2015
Today, November 13, 2015, our very own Travis Good, CEO & Co-founder of Catalyze, is speaking at the Health Industry Third Party Assurance Summit and some industry shaking news has just been announced.
November 9, 2015
Datica CEO, Travis Good, uunearthed the past of mHealth during his panel discussion at VUE 2015.
November 5, 2015
Interoperability may not have gotten enough attention in the early days of Meaningful Use’s electronic EHR gold rush, but it’s now taking center stage.
November 3, 2015
Innovation is critically fundamental to healthcare, helping to improve the quality of patient care and enhance workflows. Despite that, a rudimentary cultural change is needed across the industry to fully embrace innovation. This incorporation will create collaborations to polish present processes with a patient-centric mindset. However, the difficulty of achieving interoperability still remains the bottleneck that is hindering real breakthroughs.
October 30, 2015
In 2013, the Office of Civil Rights began enforcing a new set of regulations intending to improve patients’ access to their medical records and increase security to protected health information.
October 27, 2015
$125 billion is wasted every year on nearly one billion doctors’ visits that Americans take that could simply be solved with a bit of education. The efforts to solve this problem is rapidly becoming the fastest growing market in healthcare. It’s a race that’s promoted by the massive shift in the healthcare industry’s economics, mandated by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
October 23, 2015
In the past, clinical trials could only extend as far as researchers could geographically recruit, but Apple’s ResearchKit enables more valuable data sets.
October 21, 2015
There is a lot of discontent with current EHRs, mainly due to limited features and overly complicated processes. But, what are the proposed solutions?
October 14, 2015
Do I need a business associate agreement to comply with HIPAA when doing medical credit card processing for healthcare payments?
October 7, 2015
HL7 message senders should get an HL7 ACK message in return. This article explains what ACK NACK means and the requirements for ACK and NACK messages.
October 6, 2015
There are nearly 70,000 digital health apps available on your mobile device right now. Would it shock you to discover that there is no clinical validation to back up most of them? Would it deter you from downloading them knowing they were created by developers exploiting the healthy lifestyle trends in America? Hopefully, like myself, your answer is yes.
September 28, 2015
The record-breaking Stanford MedicineX conference was a wonderful opportunity to share thoughts aboout the mindset shift to compliant cloud environments.
September 24, 2015
Achieving a higher quality of patient care for more of the population at a significantly reduced cost is the basis for innovation of most healthcare systems.
September 23, 2015
Datica’s very own Dr. Travis Good, CEO and Co-Founder, is back on stage in the spotlight at the five-day Stanford Medicine X Conference presenting on how compliant cloud computing will accelerate healthcare innovation.
September 17, 2015
Healthcare is ready—and in need—for innovation. Most innovation stems from academia, allowing data scientists, economists and medical professionals to collaborate more openly than in contrast to a corporate setting, but fresh ideas come from private sectors of healthcare as well. As workflow pressures increase, healthcare system executives are faced with a challenging decision of continuing to focus on regulatory burdens, security threats, and changing reimbursement models or to allocate the time and resources necessary for effective innovation amongst the myriad of mandated organizational projects.
September 16, 2015
In a digitally interconnected world, people with behavioral health conditions consult their technologies long before approaching healthcare providers for further diagnosis and treatment. What would be the benefit in approaching a healthcare provider immediately anyways? Behavioral healthcare is insufficient in assisting diagnosis, overseeing treatment response, and evaluating disease acuity. In contrast to other healthcare fields, psychiatric care is founded on a conversational Q&A model, rather than physical exams, clinical trials, or laboratory testing.
September 14, 2015
Datica’s acadamy article on Hipaa and multi-tenancy is meant to clarify Datica’s security position with tips on best healthcare cloud security practices.
September 10, 2015
Taking an inside look at the United States healthcare systems can reveal key insights for chief information officers (CIOs) as the industry goes through epic transformations.
September 8, 2015
Healthcare systems are currently presented with the opportunity to contribute towards worthwhile innovations.
September 4, 2015
Innovation in healthcare starts with the reputable intent to promote optimal quality and value of care to patients, providers, insurers, and employers. A few macro level initiatives of innovation include being able to scale the business by creating constant opportunity, shifting from a fee-for-service model, managing cost of care, and providing a framework needed to support the operational and legal backends. These innovative measures face many challenges though. The core two being: 1) Managing the total cost of care budgets by managing risk contracts and delivering the right care at the right time; and 2) Improving quality while effectively earning revenue.
August 31, 2015
There are two broad classifications facilitated towards patient engagement: organizational and individual. These two ranks are not mutually exclusive though.
August 27, 2015
Despite getting so much attention, most healthcare delivery organizations aren’t preparing for patient engagement.
August 24, 2015
Healthcare enterprises are striving to achieve the “triple threat of patient engagement”
August 20, 2015
There are limited resources to create and implement engagement programs and assessing effectiveness is crucial to assure proper allocation of limited resources.
August 19, 2015
Today Ionic officially launched their new market which gives developers the opportunity to buy and sell Ionic goods such as, plugins, templates and starter projects.
August 18, 2015
With immediate gratification being a key characteristic among millenials, is patient engagement possible? And if so, what will that look like?
August 17, 2015
To understand how to best design health information technologies for utility, their true purpose must be understood as it relates to patient engagement.
August 13, 2015
One of the major problems with patient engagement is that it’s a buzzword. Like most buzzwords, it is often used without much thought going in to what it really means. I admit to being part of the problem. I’ve written about patient engagement without providing a real definition for it. I think I know what I mean by patient engagement, but my definition tends to be use case driven, meaning I have something very specific applications of engagement in mind when I write about it.
August 12, 2015
The most critical issue the healthcare industry is seeing when it comes to patient engagement is altering the perspectives and suppositions of patients and clinicians. Many believe that patient portals are the end-all solution for patient engagement by simply satisfying Meaningful Use requirements, but what many fail to understand is that patient engagement is not simply technological advancements; it is a complete culture change.
August 11, 2015
It’s true: 2015 is beginning to show that hospitals are stemming their primary initiatives from patient engagement. When the HITECH Act was passed back in 2009, hospitals and all medical facilities started to create patient portals to assure that patients would be able to view, download, and even transmit their medical profiles and information as they see fit. But as the latest findings will report, not only are patient engagement stratagem taking priority, but data security is at the forefront as well, closing the loop on the rising number of patient data breaches and cybersecurity attacks that threaten the healthcare industry to ensure value-based healthcare delivery is successful.
August 7, 2015
To address compliance challenges in mobile messaging, we’re very excited to announce HIPAAGRAM, a free, open source, HIPAA compliant mobile messaging app.
August 6, 2015
Who is buying patient engagement and implementing it? Hospitals. Health system leaders are starting venture funds and are cashing out on recapitalization.
August 5, 2015
The healthcare sector is overwhelmingly transitioning to a digital and mobile focused industry but that continuum can be broken down into 4 categories.
July 31, 2015
We wanted an abbreviated list of the most common topics we get asked about. The result is this HIPAA Compliance FAQ.
July 30, 2015
The increase in technological innovation is bringing rapid changes to the healthcare industry as a whole but it’s also bringing a need for more IT security professionals. What is causing the lack of talent and what do you need to know to be considered a professional?
July 29, 2015
HIPAA regulations outline IT compliance in high-level detail but don’t specify methods for true compliance — an obstacle for healthcare clinicians.
July 27, 2015
With the intent to lighten restrictions on the use and exposure of PHI for research, the 21st Century Cures Act was passed in 2015. Learn more about it here.
July 23, 2015
The False Claims Act inflicts forfeitures on anyone and everyone who knowingly forges, alters, falsifies, or demolishes documents to protected payment.
July 22, 2015
Nowadays in the healthcare industry everyone must be aware of their roles in regards to data privacy and security because accountability risk from consumers, moderators, officials, covered entities, and their business associates is higher than ever before. Business associates, due to the HIPAA Final Rule, are now being audited and held liable for enforcing and following privacy HIPAA regulations.
July 20, 2015
Last week news broke of a fundraise by Datica customer Welkin Health. We have been working with Welkin for some time, and have been fans of their vision.
July 16, 2015
Announcement: Datica if HITRUST CSF Certified.
July 15, 2015
When we first open-sourced our policies we were not expecting to be enamored with such praise.
July 10, 2015
The HIPAA audit program is gearing up in 2015 to unpredictably assess healthcare covered entities and business associates for compliance with the HIPAA security, privacy, and breach notification rules set forth by the Office for Civil Rights.
July 9, 2015
With thousands of retweets in mere hours, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter’s tweet of a Giants player’s medical record prompted a backlash about personal privacy.
July 7, 2015
HIPAA is not perfect, nor a golden standard, so changes will need to be made to avoid inefficiencies.
July 1, 2015
As HIPAA experts, we at Catalyze are constantly approached for our advice on all aspects in relation to compliance, and in these discussions we are perpetually astonished by the myriad of misconceptions that surround HIPAA. So in the spirit of benefiting general digital and healthcare literacy, let us shed some light on some common myths and fallacies that you may have.
June 24, 2015
The HIPAA Compliance Assessment was created to help meet the objectives of HIPAA while also providing insights into possibilities for streamlining processes and lowering costs.
June 22, 2015
Going into the 2015 Digital Health Summer Summit, we at Datica had no conception as to the impression we have leaving. Wow!
June 19, 2015
Datica’s very own Dr. Travis Good, CEO and Co-Founder, was back on stage in the spotlight at the Fourth Annual Digital Health Summer Summit, co-hosted by the Center for Digital Health Innovation at UCSF.
June 18, 2015
At Open mHealth 2015, power-packed speakers spoke about their expertise on topics ranging from FHIR to bringing down the barriers of integration.
June 16, 2015
In this second entry of our Assessment Series we explore what a HIPAA Risk Assessment is and why it is crucial handling PHI.
June 15, 2015
Travis Good, MD, CEO and co-founder of Datica and Mark Olschesky, Chief Data Officer, presented on HL7 integration and our HIPAA compliant platform at Open mHealth.
June 12, 2015
Standing for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, FHIR, originally inspired by Graham Grieve, is the latest touchstone to be developed under the HL7 conglomerate.
June 11, 2015
Datica’s telehealth business partners leverage our HIPAA expertise to ensure they never have to pay a fine due to a HIPAA violation.
June 9, 2015
All organizations that are responsible for PHI are mandated to conduct a HIPAA risk assessment as the first step toward attaining true HIPAA compliance.
June 5, 2015
If you haven’t heard of Zipnosis yet, you’re missing out on some of the latest, greatest, and most convenient innovations to modern mainstream medicine.
June 4, 2015
Knowing the difference between being HIPAA ready and HIPAA compliant could save you some big risks and some even bigger costs.
June 2, 2015
On May 21, 2015, a bill to revise and clarify the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s contingencies on the application and release of PHI was pushed to The House of Represenatatives.
May 28, 2015
FHIR is a necessary development due to the current state of healthcare integration and interoperability and brings a better, more modern approach to ehr integrations.
May 4, 2015
In a short period of time, Datica has hit several major milestones. As of May 2015, we are excited to share that we are processing over 6 million HL7 messages per month, with those numbers growing every day.
April 23, 2015
We are moving towards a future where overcommitment to compliance and larger investments in security are prerequisites for healthcare innovation.
April 21, 2015
HIMSS 2015 was the conference for connecting with anybody in health tech, be they vendors, enterprises, government officials, consultants, or investors.
April 6, 2015
Apple’s ResearchKit represents the first time a significant player in the consumer ecosystem has stepped into the esoteric world of clinical research.
March 30, 2015
SXSW was a blast. Catalyze had the chance to participate in a panel discussion for digital health startups. Our CEO Travis Good answered tough questions around HIPAA and regulation.
March 19, 2015
The cost of a HIPAA audit depends on audit type – HIPAA gap assessment, full HIPAA audit, or validated HITRUST assessment – and indirect costs like time.
March 10, 2015
Integrating with Epic, Cerner, Allscripts and every other EHR is a process — from security to management — that’s tricky, time consuming, and expensive.
March 6, 2015
Without a doubt, this is one of the most important questions healthcare companies need to ask themselves and their partners: How to prove HIPAA compliance?
March 4, 2015
Contributing to open source projects and freely publishing tools we’ve built is what drives a lot of what we do and allows us to enable the future of compliance.
March 2, 2015
In this innovation series interview with Chris Belmont of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center shares important metrics for CIOs and how to manage transformation.
February 11, 2015
Innovators in healthcare face a common dilemma: New technologies and tech-enabled services need to provide an ROI in two drastically different health systems.
February 6, 2015
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) – what does it all mean?
February 4, 2015
Swift has been gaining a lot of traction lately. Whenever possible, all of our new iOS projects at Datica are written in Swift.
January 30, 2015
Earlier this week Datica customer Crossover Health raised $15 million in new funding lead by Norwest. Crossover is a fantastic company with a smart idea.
January 20, 2015
You want your Mirth Connect servers to be resilient to arbitrary reboots, but did you know you can start/restart your Mirth engine as a Linux service?
January 15, 2015
Being fans of yearly predictions, we took Benedict Evans’ approach and applied it to healthcare. Here’s our guesses for 2015.
January 13, 2015
While HIPAA compliant is a loaded term, simply signing a BAA in no way makes you compliant.
January 7, 2015
As Datica has evolved, so have our pricing structures. We’re happy to announce that our transparent pricing is now listed on our website.
January 7, 2015
HIPAA compliance isn’t a sticker that you put on servers that wards off hackers and HHS. It’s a dedication to doing the right thing for users and their PHI every day.
December 31, 2014
Periodic tips and tricks about Mirth Connect and HL7 integration.
December 18, 2014
Previously we talked about the importance of business associate agreements. But is there an ideal version everyone should pursue?
December 11, 2014
Simply put, a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) defines responsibility, and thus liability, with respect to the handling of PHI data.
December 5, 2014
We think the words of our clients say more about Datica than our own. That’s why when one of our clients has a challenge that Datica can meet and exceed we let them tell you about it.
December 2, 2014
PACT’s vision and the talented team behind it reminded us again why we at Datica love working with digital health companies trying to innovate within healthcare.
November 19, 2014
Selling to large healthcare enterprises is challenging, especially for digital health applications. The major sales challenge in this space is overcoming risk.
November 3, 2014
With all of those minions running around, it can be like herding cats.
October 28, 2014
You may already know Healthkit integrates with the Epic Mychart app, but here’s a look at how that Epic Healthkit integration most likely really works.
October 15, 2014
Another OpenSSL vulnerablility is affecting servers running SSL v3.0 - but it’s impact is low.
October 1, 2014
Healthcare is complex, so it’s no wonder the sales process proves overly complicated.
September 26, 2014
Here’s what we know about Shellshock vulnerability, and how it affects your usage of BaaS.
September 26, 2014
Catalyze was made aware of a code execution exploit that affects bash, but no systems have been compromised, and a patch is released.
September 25, 2014
HIPAA compliance is complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. To make compliance easier for companies working with PHI, we open source our HIPAA policies.
September 24, 2014
A group of researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, set out to determine patient desirability, feasibility, and viability with modern telemedicine options.
September 23, 2014
Zipnosis, a Datica customer, will join a group of 30 midwest startups who will get the opportunity to pitch to members of the Midwest Fortune 100.
September 11, 2014
A roundup of this week’s news in healthcare: CVS, Hospital Hacks, VA, Obamacare, Interoperability
September 5, 2014
As the nation has learned more about the challenges faced by veterans easing back into civilian life, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has gained the attention of the healthcare world. But it’s not just healthcare professionals putting in the effort to address PTSD. Veterans themselves are teaming up to support the lives of one another.
September 2, 2014
Ybrain, MyDoc, AirStrip, uBiome, and more…
September 2, 2014
Breaches, new health data privacy requirements, a pharma accelerator, HealthKit, and new apps for veterans.
August 30, 2014
Breaches and fines have been big news recently because a malicious hacker, or group of hackers, was able to gain access to health records.
June 10, 2014
Great journeys begin with a single step. Is Apple putting its considerable weight behind helping people take more control of their health?
June 4, 2014
Managing distributed teams and ensuring ongoing communication between them is hard. This is especially so at Datica where remote working is part of the culture.
June 3, 2014
HealthKit is important for developers — both data collectors and digital health app developers.
May 26, 2014
Security by design is upfront and well-documented in how things are made secure, relying on a proactive approach to security and patching as well as risk mitigation.
May 16, 2014
An overwhelming majority of patients are already sharing data or would be willing to share data with providers and motivated patients are a very good thing.
May 13, 2014
The health internet of things (health IoT) is essentially what most people in the industry today describe as connected health.
April 29, 2014
Board meetings and board management are pretty new to us. Our board is valuable to us. Our goal is to leverage our board as much as we can to help us grow Datica.
April 22, 2014
How does one go about defining a product? What constitutes a product? Some musings on the topic and approaches that we like to take with some examples from other domains.
April 17, 2014
Guess what? HIPAA doesn’t say how long you have to keep medical records. This is a common misconception of HIPAA data retention policy.
April 11, 2014
There are lots of variables that determine how physicians bill. One, relevant to this data, is the percent of patients in a practice that are on Medicare. It’s hard to compare a practice with 20% Medicare patients to a practice with 80% Medicare patients.
April 9, 2014
Mobile health, or mHealth, isn’t a panacea, but it is a catalyst for new processes, workflows, data collections, and ultimately care, whether that’s self care or clinician-provided care.
April 9, 2014
Datica’s journey to Series A started with what we learned over the last several years in our previous startups and through a countless number of discussions with people in the industry.
April 8, 2014
One of the major problems with “HIPAA Compliance” is that the rules that make up HIPAA are more like recommendations than specific rules. Because of this, an emerging standard is starting to gain acceptance: HITRUST.
March 21, 2014
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule accounted for the paradigm shift in technology development and cloud computing.
March 5, 2014
What are the essential characteristics of cloud computing? As we work with cloud-based vendors and enterprises in healthcare, we’re constantly fielding questions related to cloud deployments and models. This is our attempt to summarize what we’ve learned.
February 11, 2014
What does “Meaningful Use” mean, and why is it needed?
February 4, 2014
In healthcare, the biggest drivers of cloud-based technologies have been the small, but fast growing, number hosted EHR and PM vendors.
February 3, 2014
Look for partnerships and potentially mergers and acquisition activities as vendors look to get an edge in this burgeoning market.
January 27, 2014
We’re excited for our first real board meeting and will report back on how it fit our expectations.
January 13, 2014
Why do focusing on niche offerings make so much sense in health and wellness?
January 11, 2014
The fundamental problem of medication adherence is that consumers don’t do what they’re supposed to, or what we think is the logical thing to do.
January 8, 2014
This post covers the not-so-new trend of successful apps evolving into platforms.
January 6, 2014
So what’s in store for digital health over the next 12 months? Let’s take a look into the crystal ball.
November 23, 2013
We moved into a new office this week. There is finally an official Catalyze HQ!
November 18, 2013
Developers coming into healthcare are often confused as to why it’s so difficult to get data in and out of backend “systems of record” like EMRs.
October 21, 2013
Minimizing risk and maximizing protections for patient data.
July 15, 2013
We are enabling builders - both independent as well as within larger organizations - create solutions to power the future of health.
July 1, 2013
See how we’re helping developers quickly and easily cloud-enable apps, building secure and full featured apps for health and wellness in record time.
June 25, 2013
We’re working on taking much of the discovery and drudgery out of building a healthcare-specific backend process (BaaS) with Datica Compliant Cloud.
June 10, 2013
We’re presenting at the StartMeUp conference in Madison, Wisconsin.
June 10, 2013
We’re presenting at the StartMeUp conference in Madison, Wisconsin.
June 3, 2013
We’re aannouncing our new website, and our first white paper.
May 15, 2013
Our mission is to make it easier to build, test and scale secure, interoperable, and effective apps for healthcare.