By Phil Galewitz – Worried its employees aren’t getting good enough care from doctors in their insurance networks, Walmart next year will test pointing workers in northwestern Arkansas, central Florida and the Dallas-Fort Worth area toward physicians it has found provide better service.
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By Eric D. Hargan – Edison’s famous quote that genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration isn’t just true for light bulbs. It’s also true for the world of healthcare.
By Susan Jaffe – Millions of older adults can start signing up for private policies offering Medicare drug and medical coverage for 2020. But many risk wasting money and even jeopardizing their health care due to changes in Medicare’s plan finder, its most popular website.
By Matt Fisher – For the first time, a medical practice received a HIPAA fine as a result of an online post. The settlement provides a clear lesson on the limitations of social media for healthcare organizations and the need to carefully consider what information will be posted before clicking submit.
By Matt Fisher – How is HIPAA enforced? That may be a simple enough question, but it also contains more nuance than may initially be expected. Determining how HIPAA is enforced can depend upon how the term enforcement is viewed and interpreted.
By Art Gross – When it comes to healthcare organizations addressing the HIPAA compliance of their business, many feel prepared and comfortable, readily checking that “compliant” box. But addressing the human part of security falls by the wayside too often.
New Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist Episode NOW on Demand with host Dr. Nick and guest Kathleen Griggs, the President and Founder of Databuoy a unique and clever technology that uses acoustic sensor mesh networks to localize sounds to monitor activities and integrate with…
By Gopal Khanna MBA – Twenty years ago, two seminal events helped set the nation’s healthcare agenda and formed the legacy of quality improvement that AHRQ carries forth today.
By Don Rucker MD & Steven Posnack MS MHS – National Health IT Week is the perfect time to reflect on our collective success since last year. The health information technology (health IT) landscape has dramatically evolved since the first National Health IT Week in 2006.
By William Hersh – One of the most highly viewed posts of this blog is a 2015 posting, What is the Difference (If Any) Between Informatics and Data Science. One critique I have had of data science is the focus of most work on only showing prediction and not implementing prescription.
By Matt Fisher – Since at least the beginning of the summer, it seems as though no day can go by without another phishing incident being reported by a healthcare entity. The reports are almost always the same too.
By Art Gross – Avoiding the inevitable does not make it go away. Healthcare patients choose a provider based on the quality of care. In addition to that, the public will generally assume that their private information is safeguarded and not something that they need to…
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