Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?

Data breaches continue to dominate healthcare headlines, leading one to wonder if the unprecedented growth of Big Data is to blame? Health Data Consortium CEO Chris Boone shares his thoughts on this subject and more.

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  • Executing A Large-Scale MDM Conversion Project
    Executing A Large-Scale MDM Conversion Project

    Balancing mobile communication and data security in healthcare is a challenge, especially when your mobile device landscape is vast and varied. Here’s how Intermountain Healthcare accomplishes this feat.

  • Finding A Successful HIE Formula
    Finding A Successful HIE Formula

    HIE remains an elusive concept for many healthcare providers, but the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative believes it has a strategy for HIE success.

  • Ochsner’s ECM Overhaul
    Ochsner’s ECM Overhaul

    In an effort to achieve content consistency and enhance efficiency, Ochsner Health System replaced three document management systems with a single ECM solution.

  • Eliminate Login Nightmares With Single Sign-On Technology
    Eliminate Login Nightmares With Single Sign-On Technology

    Munson Medical Center saved valuable clinician time and more than $500,000 by implementing virtual desktops and a single sign-on authentication and access management solution.

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  • Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?
    Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?

    Data breaches continue to dominate healthcare headlines, leading one to wonder if the unprecedented growth of Big Data is to blame? Health Data Consortium CEO Chris Boone shares his thoughts on this subject and more.

HIMSS15 Provides Both Clarity & Confusion

Interoperability and Population Health Management were once again the hottest topics at the health IT industry’s largest conference. The event helped to clarify efforts in one of these areas while muddling the messages delivered in the other.

The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare

Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.

Is Technology To Blame For Physician Burnout?

According to a recent Medscape survey, 46% of physicians say they are burned out. How much is the drive towards health IT adoption contributing to this epidemic?

The ONC’s Olive Branch

Just when the Meaningful Use program was on life support, the ONC makes two key announcements that seem to have healthcare leaders rallying around the program (and the organization) once again.

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  • 5 Ways To Spot Malicious Insiders
    5 Ways To Spot Malicious Insiders

    Medical data is under attack. Both patients and healthcare providers are becoming increasingly aware of the threats to information stored within the industry. And the trust in organizations’ ability to protect this highly sensitive data isn’t keeping pace. In a 2014 Ponemon Institute study, of the people who said their healthcare providers outlined the measures used to protect patients' medical records, 68 percent of those respondents revealed they weren't confident the measures would actually keep their medical data secure. By Lisa J. Berry-Tayman, senior privacy and information governance advisor, IDT911 Consulting

  • Community Hospital IT: When To Optimize, When To Replace
    Community Hospital IT: When To Optimize, When To Replace

    Does your community hospital leadership expect new technology to solve old problems? If so, it’s time for a perspective shift. In reality, optimizing your hospital’s existing technology and adjusting processes accordingly is usually the quicker, more cost-effective option. Buying new systems won’t automatically make problems go away. By Phil Stravers, ICE Technologies, Inc.

  • How To Sustain High Productivity After Implementing An EHR
    How To Sustain High Productivity After Implementing An EHR

    Talk with any physician, and they’ll likely voice concerns about the EHR, including its cost and potential drain on productivity. Physicians fear that even after a costly and time-consuming implementation, the EHR will create an additional burden and require more of their time, allowing for fewer minutes of face-to-face interactions with patients. By Alok Prasad, president, RevenueXL Inc.

  • A Great Communications Strategy Is No Cure For A Terrible Cyber Security Plan
    A Great Communications Strategy Is No Cure For A Terrible Cyber Security Plan

    It has been more than three months since 80 million people had their most sensitive data stolen during the largest healthcare data breach ever at Anthem Inc. From a crisis management perspective Anthem checked all the boxes. However, from an IT perspective, it failed to protect its customer data, allowing “hackers” to use a stolen employee password to access the database. Unfortunately for Anthem’s 80 million exposed customers, the company is learning its security lesson the hard way. For others in the healthcare industry it presents an opportunity to do better. By Cameron Burke, SVP Business Development, Cirius Messaging Inc.

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    In response to a fast-moving healthcare marketplace, a new list of traits has risen to the top of executive recruiters' wish lists.

  • Areas Of Focus To Navigate From ICD-9 To ICD-10

    As the healthcare industry migrates from ICD-9 to ICD-10 many organizations find that with less than six months to go before the October 1, 2015 compliance deadline they’re applying new strategies, shifting focus and addressing critical areas that need urgent attention.

  • Addressing The Documentation Challenge for Clinicians: Workflow Enhancing Search

    Healthcare providers are rapidly converting from the paper chart to the Electronic Heath Record (EHR), driven steadily by the Meaningful Use initiatives.

  • Criteria For Selecting The Right Telemedicine Solution

    Telemedicine is the future of healthcare. According to the 2014 World Market for Telehealth report from HIS Technology, the number of patients using telemedicine will increase to about 7 million in 2018. Telemedicine solutions fall into two broad categories. Remote patient monitoring solutions use a wired or wireless connection to link home healthcare equipment (heart monitors, dialysis equipment, etc.) to the Internet and then securely report patient data back to a healthcare provider.

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    Everbridge provides a unified critical communication suite that helps clients be better prepared, make better decisions, and respond quickly and confidently during disruptive events. When an incident happens, whether it’s a natural disaster or an IT service outage, we automate communications to ensure that the right messages get to the right people at the right time.

  • Vocera Communications
    Vocera Communications

    Vocera empowers care teams through intelligent, real-time communication. We enable communication and coordination across the patient’s Healthcare experience. Vocera helps care team members reach the right person at the right time, on the right device, with the right information, in the right place, anywhere.

  • The SSI Group, Inc
    The SSI Group, Inc

    The SSI Group, Inc. (SSI) is a forward-thinking innovator that is powering the business of healthcare through improved flexibility, connectivity and integration. The company offers a single-vendor, end-to-end Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solution featuring front-end patient access; industry-leading, best-in-class billing and claims transmission; contract management, release of information and attachment processing; and an advanced analytics and business intelligence product suite.


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Health IT Outcomes covers all technology solutions that impact the productivity, efficiency, patient care, and cash flow of a healthcare facility — from the latest electronic health record software (EHR), healthcare information exchange (HIE), healthcare information management Software (HIM), healthcare document management, healthcare business intelligence software, healthcare revenue cycle management software, point of care (POC) EMR (electronic medical record) and HIM (health information management) software to point-of-care solutions and medical imaging systems. The site features a comprehensive buyer's guide, daily health IT news updates on the latest technologies, contributed articles from leading healthcare industry analysts and vendors, and original success stories that highlight how leading healthcare facilities are implementing technology solutions with maximum return.


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