HIE Featured Content

  1. Protecting Physician Practices From Cybertheft Takes More Than A Do-It-Yourself Approach

    Protecting patient data has become as important as protecting patients’ lives in an era of increased cybersecurity threats in healthcare, particularly for physician practices, which are especially vulnerable to attack.

  2. 5 Health IT Trends To Watch For In 2018

    More of the same and plenty of the new are on tap for health IT in 2018. Here are five trends to watch as the year unfolds.

  3. 7 Steps For Comprehensive HIPAA Risk Assessment

    IT risk assessment, or risk analysis, is one of the main requirements for HIPAA compliance. According to paragraph 164.308, risk analysis is “an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information held by the covered entity.” Failure to establish proper control over risks in the IT environment can result in not only failed compliance audits, but devastating breaches that can lead to civil and criminal penalties and loss of customer loyalty.

  4. When It Comes To Sharing Patient Information, Can You Do it Securely?

    The healthcare IT systems used to collect, store and share confidential patient information are under constant attack. The Identity Theft Resource Center reports the healthcare industry experienced 179 breaches in just the first half of this year, accounting for nearly a quarter of all breaches in the U.S. The Dark Web is a thriving marketplace for packages of protected healthcare information (PHI) that thieves can use to steal identities or file fake medical claims. Reversing this trend and demonstrating compliance with the industry regulations and laws governing the protection of PHI requires healthcare organizations to have full visibility into where patient data and other sensitive information sits within their networks.

  5. Healthcare Interoperability: A Must To Revolutionize Value-Based Care

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who lost count of the times I’ve been asked, “Why can’t the systems talk to each other?” or, in more technical terms, “Why don’t we have interoperability?”

  6. Assuring The Healthcare IT Evolution Enterprise-Wide

    In his keynote speech at the 2017 Healthcare Security Forum, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge highlighted that a new reality exists with the proliferation of applications and access devices in healthcare. “IoT will become the Internet of Everything,” said Secretary Ridge. “Everything that makes healthcare more efficient, every access point, new device or algorithm, for every positive there’s a negative: risk and vulnerability.”

  7. Shining A Light On Behind-The-Scenes Health IT

    National Health IT Week was created to raise awareness of how information technology (IT) helps improve health care delivery in America. This annual celebration is a time to reflect on the progress that has been made and to showcase how advances in health IT improve patient outcomes and quality of care. By Gavin Fabian, CEO of Casetabs

  8. HIE For Population Health Management: A Case Study

    HIE can step up its game from serving one healthcare organization or health system to becoming a population health management tool. Here’s how.

  9. The Digitization Of Healthcare Is A One-Way Street

    Healthcare is about a lot of things. One of those things is information; everything from a patient’s medical history to their current medications, known allergies to insurance, and much more. By Cristian Pascual, co-founder and CEO, Mediktor

  10. Georgia: Galvanizing The Future And Transmission Of Healthcare Data

    Georgia leads the nation with more than 225 health IT companies, many of which are located in metro Atlanta, a location ranked among the top 10 best healthcare cities and a top 10 tech talent market. Atlanta has a growing hi-tech community and, unincorporated DeKalb County is home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).