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How Ransomware Affects Hospital Data Security

Ransomware is a type of malware that typically prevents organizations from accessing certain parts of its system. For example, an entity and its users could be locked out from critical systems, such as EHRs, and may be unable to get in unless they pay a certain amount of money. This could cause problems for an organization’s hospital data security. The ransomware will then either deny...


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What Entities Need to Know about Upcoming OCR HIPAA Audits

The latest round of OCR HIPAA audits were announced earlier this year, leading many healthcare organizations to review their HIPAA compliance measures and ensure that all necessary policies and procedures have been properly documented. The second...

Increased EHR Adoption Raises Need for Robust EHR Security

EHR security is one small piece to the larger data security puzzle that healthcare organizations, especially those of a larger size, are becoming increasingly aware of and looking to address. Under HIPAA, covered entities have the responsibility...

How Healthcare Secure Texting, Messaging Impact the Industry

With the continued push for patient-centered care and ever-evolving technological options available to healthcare providers, secure texting and secure messaging have become an increasingly popular path for providers. Not only will secure texting...

Understanding the Basics of Clinical Decision Support Systems

HealthITAnalytics Clinical decision support systems are quickly becoming essential tools for healthcare providers as the volume of available data increases alongside their responsibility to deliver value-based care. Reducing clinical variation and duplicative...

For Ongoing ACO Shared Savings, Look Outside Inpatient, Primary Care

RevCycleIntelligence Seven years have passed since the Affordable Care Act catalyzed the idea of volume over value in the healthcare industry, paving the way for accountable care organizations (ACOs) to accrue shared shavings while focusing on population health....

Using Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures to Improve Engagement

PatientEngagementHIT Between the various quality reporting and reimbursement requirements in the value-based care landscape, it seems as though there is no element of healthcare left unmeasured. But as industry professionals embrace patient-centricity, many are turning...

3 Keys to a Successful Value-Based Care Implementation

EHRIntelligence The goals of value-based care are clear — improved population health, increased patient satisfaction, and reduced cost — but the means of getting there aren’t. Healthcare organizations are grappling with the transition from...

How mHealth Technology Improves Population Health Messaging

mHealthIntelligence Healthcare providers are finding out that smartphones and mobile health messaging platforms are changing how they administer population health programs. The attraction is simple: smartphones, nowadays, are ubiquitous. With roughly 96 percent...

Overcoming Rural Hospital Revenue Cycle Management Challenges

RevCycleIntelligence Despite serving as a critical healthcare safety net for millions of patients, many rural hospitals are constantly on the brink of closing their doors due to a number of revenue cycle management challenges.  Eighty-two rural hospitals have...

Patient Pre-Registration Tips for a Quality Consumer Experience

PatientEngagementHIT Patient pre-registration is a key strategy for improving the onboarding and intake process, which can often get bogged down with complicated data collection and administrative tasks. By collecting patient intake materials ahead of the appointment,...

Telemedicine Robots: Out of Science Fiction and Into the Mainstream

mHealthIntelligence Long a staple of science fiction, robots are now proving their value as a telemedicine resource. Originally designed to ferry supplies around the hospital or give surgeons a steadier hand for delicate medical procedures, robots are now finding...

For Opioids and Substance Abuse, Big Data Analytics Is Just the Beginning

HealthITAnalytics Fentanyl, heroin, prescription opioids, and a growing number of synthetic drugs killed more than 50,000 Americans in 2016.  It is a statistic that is hard to compute –numbing in its scope and staggering in the sheer complexity of trying...

Navigating the Hype of Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Companies

HealthITAnalytics Few phrases in the healthcare IT world conjure up quite as much excitement as “artificial intelligence.”  Sweeping through vendor marketing teams like a tidal wave of opportunity, nearly every technology company has at least...

How to Build a Successful Healthcare Mobility Solution

HITInfrastructure Mobile devices are a significant part of health IT infrastructure as users look for the most convenient ways to use devices to treat patients. Building a healthcare mobility solution is key to ensuring the devices are fully supported and functioning...

Maximizing Revenue Through Clinical Documentation Improvement

RevCycleIntelligence Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is the process of enhancing medical data collection to maximize claims reimbursement revenue and improve care quality. In addition to its impact on patient care, the quality of data generated within the...

Strategies for Rural Patient Healthcare Access Challenges

PatientEngagementHIT Amidst the sweeping plains and endless farmland of rural America, residents face a pressing and pervasive problem. With providers so few and far between, patients face considerable difficulty accessing healthcare. According to a leading advocate...

Epic Systems: Machine Learning Is the EHR Usability Solution

HealthITAnalytics A public appearance by Epic Systems founder and CEO Judy Faulkner is always a big event for the health IT industry, and nothing is bigger for Epic than the electronic health record company’s annual user group meeting. With 9000 thousand...

Why Cloud, Virtualization Are Key to Healthcare Infrastructure Strategy

HITInfrastructure The healthcare industry’s transformation isn’t just taking place in consult rooms, retail clinics, or EHR developers’ office buildings.   Health IT infrastructure - the engine that drives clinical, operational, and administrative...

Leveraging Primary Care Telehealth for Convenience and Quality

mHealthIntelligence At its heart, the telehealth or telemedicine platform is all about connecting the patient to the doctor for primary care services. That’s where it all began: a virtual connection to treat a nagging cough or cold, a sinus infection or earache...

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