By Brian Stone – Healthcare IT security pros face the important and difficult task of keeping patients’ sensitive data secure. This type of data is a prime target for cybercriminals, since health records contain more personal data points than, say, credit card data and cannot just be reissued if a breach occurs.
By Shane Whitlatch – It can be helpful to think of good compliance practices as preventive maintenance. It’s easier to have prepared all along than have to scramble to prove compliance when an audit comes up.
By Kurt Long – Mergers and acquisitions are on an upward trend in the U.S. healthcare industry. Last year alone, more than 50 hospitals merged. As healthcare organizations join forces, their goal is to create operational synergies that will better serve their patients.
By Kurt Long – According to CNBC, Facebook sent a doctor on a secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data. Facebook was also in talks with top hospitals and other medical groups as recently as last month regarding a proposal to match patient data with their user data.
Today’s Business News Kareo Inc., provider of cloud-based medical office software and services for small medical practices, today announced it has secured $29.5 million in growth capital. This latest financing was led by Greenspring Associates and joined by OpenView Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. This new capital will be used to invest in sales and […]
This Week’s Health IT Business News At HIMSS13 in New Orleans last month one of the biggest stories, if not the biggest, was the announcement on March 4th at a press conference that a group of leading health IT vendors had come together to advance interoperability. The CommonWell Health Alliance is an independent, non-profit trade association comprised […]
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