The Friday Five – Latest Happenings at J2 Global
J2 Global is a leading Internet information and services company that reaches over 180 million people per month across its brands. J2 Global’s cloud services and digital media brands enable people around the world to stay connected and informed, transforming the way they do business. This week’s Friday Five highlights what’s happening with J2 Global in the health IT space.
J2 Global Launches New Interoperability Platform, Consensus
On the heels of HHS finalizing rules in an effort to move the healthcare industry one step closer to total interoperability, J2 Global, Inc., the leader in digital cloud faxing, announced an unparalleled opportunity for providers to move from paper faxing to a comprehensive interoperability system. Called Consensus, the easy-to-use platform connects healthcare organizations through the entire continuum-of-care by offering one comprehensive connection with a simple, inbox-like dashboard to manage all incoming and outgoing patient documents including cloud faxes, Direct secure messaging, patient query and API integration into exchanges. Users do not need an EHR to provide this level of enhanced data fluidity and digital interoperability, however those with an EHR will find an easy workflow for integrating patient data. For more information, visit: https://www.consensus.com/
J2 Global and eFax Corporate release the Consensus Paper
Following the launch of Consensus, J2 Global’s new interoperability system, the organization has released the Consensus Paper. Regardless of increasing attempts to facilitate interoperability through regulations, the challenges lie elsewhere in creating seamless data exchange among a patient’s physician, hospital, labs, pharmacy and others along the continuum of care. The Consensus Paper discusses the operational challenges that a lack of interoperability likely creates for organizations, and with that, how Consensus can assist in the goal of true interoperability. A free download of the paper can be found here: https://learn.consensus.com/the-chase-for-interoperability-is-over/
No HIMSS. No Problem. J2 Global helped bring HIMSS content to the industry as CTO Jeffrey Sullivan joined panelists Jay Eisenstock, WEDI and April Todd, CAQH for a #VirtualHIMSS20 webinar focused on Easing the Pain of Prior Authorization: Operational Advice for Healthcare Providers. The panelists discussed the challenges that the industry faces regarding prior authorization, including the amount of work required, and subsequently, the large margin of error. The panelists went on to discuss how prevalent it is for organizations to implement appropriate solutions to their workflow that will ultimately ease the burden of prior authorization for providers.
HealthcareNOW Radio Virtual Pop-Up Studio
Earlier this month, Fred Goldstein, host of HealthcareNOW Radio’s PopHealth Week, connected for a virtual discussion with Jeffrey Sullivan, CTO, J2 Global and Lee Barrett, Executive Director and CEO, EHNAC. The discussion explored what impact the two landmark rules on interoperability, patient data access and information blocking will have on the industry as a whole.
J2 Global’s eFax Corporate Sponsors Discover Alliance’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting Focused. on 21st Century Cures and TEFCA
Every industry segment within healthcare is discussing 21st Century Cures and TEFCA – the new approach to healthcare interoperability. Organizations need to understand how to participate, what it means, how they will be impacted, and how to be a compliant stakeholder on the digital highway. The Discover Alliance Virtual Town Hall Meeting will cross industry segments and provide an interactive, engaging experience so attendees can have their voices heard and questions answered. Polling will be performed during the event to gather real-time data that will be shared with participants following the meeting, and attendees can submit questions to the panelists in advance for live engagement during the session.
Topic: 21st Century Cures and TEFCA: What Your Organization Needs to Know
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 2pm – 4pm ET