By Julie Sheppard – Incident reports are a typical part of risk management in the healthcare setting. In theory, properly reporting incidents provides an opportunity for a resolution by the right people at the right time.
By Grant Elliott – There’s an inherent risk to doing business, particularly business that touches personal data. For years now, the business community – from healthcare to retail – has focused on the threat prevention aspect of data security.
By Luis Castillo – No matter who your patient is, there’s no way to avoid a certain degree of risk. If there were, preventing readmissions would be a much easier prospect. But even if we can’t eliminate risk entirely, we can certainly manage it.
By Grant Elliott – One of the key objectives when developing an effective security and compliance management program is to remain interdependent of core systems.
By David Holtzman JD – New data reporting on the incidence of malware and ransomware incidents in healthcare find that the majority of physicians are experiencing cyberattacks while many fear they are in the line of fire for future attacks.
By Clyde Hewitt – If one lesson is clear from the constant stream of recent settlements announced by the Office for Civil Rights, it is that covered entities are not implementing risk management plans to reduce risks to protected health information (PHI) to an acceptable and appropriate level.
By William A. Hyman – Readers in this space are well aware of cybersecurity threats, and the need for affirmative security activities to prevent threats from becoming crises. Risk assessment is part of this agenda…
By D’Arcy Gue – A record number of hospitals have look into or signed IT outsourcing contracts this year. A Black Book study says hospital CFOs and CIOs are collaborating with external service providers to resolve bottom line pressures.
By Lisa English – Yes, the terms “big data” and “analytics” are buzzwords, but they clearly highlight a shift toward data-driven decision-making with a real measurable impact on outcomes in many different industries. Savvy digital marketers now mine your digital breadcrumb trail to offer you more of what you like and attempt to discern what you need before you are aware of it yourself.
EHRs: The Promise to Simplify and Streamline By Edward Keiper, President and CEO of Velocity Electronic health records (EHRs) promise to help simplify and streamline many practitioners’ operations. While transitioning to EHRs makes sense for many reasons, including improving patient care and decreasing medical liability, the move to EHRs can also open up some new […]
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