By Kayla Matthews – A lot of problems tend to arise when we start messing around with medical records. Many of these problems have to do with technological transitions and getting used to a better way of doing things.
By Matt Ferrari – Now on demand my CTO Talk episode with Callidus Health co-founders Dr. Ganesh Elangovan and Gerrit Adams. who created a cloud-based clinic communication solution that is speeding medical care to patients in need, while securing their PHI in the process.
By Win Reis – If endpoint security – especially for smartphones – wasn’t a top-of-mind issue for healthcare IT leaders before, it certainly is now. I’ve spoken with numerous customers who struggle with it and are asking for guidance.
By Kayla Matthews – Data management is an integral, if tedious, part of running a medical practice. Whether you’re managing a small independent practice or collecting information for an entire hospital full of patients, it’s important to keep track of all your data and implement programs to ensure it is used to its fullest potential.
By Joseph Opacki – A bold statement, I know. After all, how could things get worse? Over the past two years healthcare has been targeted and breached more than any other industry. Fines for negligence have become commonplace, and reached new highs in 2016. And yet I’m confident in my prediction. Here’s why.
By D’Arcy Gue – Not every patient admitted to your hospital will know that healthcare promises to be the most frequent target of hacking efforts in 2017. But many will. They may be among the 21 percent of patients who withhold information from their doctor for fear of data breaches.
By Tom Saine – Headlines about hospital data breaches that expose thousands of medical records appear with alarming frequency. Yet even one breach can be devastating.
By D’Arcy Gue – It’s worth remembering that 2016 was dubbed the “year of data security” after 90 percent of healthcare providers suffered data breaches in the previous two years. In particular, the Anthem breach of late 2014/early 2015 got everyone’s attention for the sheer magnitude (around 80 million records) of the hack.
By Susan Biddle – A hot topic in healthcare IT discussions these days is the inevitable move of secure data to the cloud, and for good reason. Providing medical care has truly become a consumer market for hospitals and other healthcare institutions.
By Johanna Legaspi – When hearing the words “information governance”, at first glance, you think ‘does this deal with the government’? In fact, it is a part of something larger than we expected: healthcare information and data security.
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – Mathematically, the gap between $3.6 million and $17,000 is a chasm. This is something you know well if you’re Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, which paid the latter number to unlock patient data held hostage by malicious hackers using ransomware.
By Terry Hayes – Regardless of the hospital or specialty office, nurses are an essential piece of patient-centered healthcare delivery models. As a former pediatric nurse practitioner, I know firsthand the amount of responsibilities nurses juggle, all while maintaining the personal, bedside manner needed to ensure patients and their families feel comfortable and knowledgeable about treatment and care.
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