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Understanding HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Options for Health IT

Healthcare providers looking for HIPAA-compliant applications, storage, and networking options are increasingly turning to the cloud, which has quickly become a low-cost way to develop the complex infrastructure required to support a variety of critical organizational activities.   HIPAA-compliant cloud tools offer the healthcare industry many benefits including cost savings, remote...


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CMS Sparks Mixed Reactions with Interoperability, Data Blocking Rules

HealthITAnalytics CMS and the ONC dropped a moderate bombshell on the healthcare industry this week by releasing their information blocking and interoperability proposals on the eve of HIMSS19. A conference that typically focuses on forward-thinking innovati...

What Is Cyber Insurance for Healthcare Organizations?

HealthITSecurity The healthcare sector has been a prime target for hackers over the last few years. Attacks have increased in sophistication, shifting at times from the obvious ransomware attacks to subtle, credential-stealing cyberattacks that hide in the ...

How eConsults Can Offer a Virtual Care Connection to Specialists

mHealthIntelligence Using a telemedicine platform to connect primary care providers with specialists can improve care management and care coordination for patients.  These services, called eConsults, can serve as a cost-effective way to expand access to c...

Preventing Physician Burnout from Impacting the Patient Experience

PatientEngagementHIT The healthcare industry is undergoing a period of rapid technical and clinical innovation as it moves away from episodic, reactive care.   While data-driven decisions and holistic approaches to patient management can bring significant ...

Patient Financial Experience the New Focus for Revenue Cycle Tech

RevCycleIntelligence Hospitals and practices have traditionally relied on public and private payers to cover the bulk of patient charges and costs for their services. Everything from their revenue cycle technologies to billing workflows has been tailored to cre...

Can Virtual Assistants Eliminate EHR Usability Pain Points?

EHRIntelligence The ubiquity of EHR technology in healthcare has done little to improve its reputation among its users. Despite efforts from federal regulators, industry associations, and healthcare leaders, providers across the care continuum are still st...

What Is Deep Learning and How Will It Change Healthcare?

HealthITAnalytics Healthcare organizations of all sizes, types, and specialties are becoming increasingly interested in how artificial intelligence can support better patient care while reducing costs and improving efficiencies. Over a relatively short perio...

Optimizing Healthcare Workforce Management for High-Value Care

RevCycleIntelligence Investing in high-quality clinicians and staff enables healthcare organizations to deliver the highest value care to their patients. But the growing physician shortage and the increasingly competitive healthcare industry are making it diffi...

How to Comply with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

HealthITSecurity As more healthcare organizations face the daunting task of dealing with a data breach, more of them will have to become intimately familiar with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule. The rule requires HIPAA covered entities and business assoc...

Developing Patient Teach-Back to Improve Patient Education

PatientEngagementHIT As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, medical professionals know that a well-informed patient is a more engaged, healthier, and less costly patient. Critical to supplementing those efforts is ensuring patients understand a care concept...

Combating Chronic Disease through the Social Determinants of Health

HealthITAnalytics Healthcare providers do their very best to understand everything they need to know about their patients during the few scant minutes they are able to spend with each individual.  Once or twice a year, or maybe when a sore throat strike...

Integrating a Telehealth Platform into a Diabetes Prevention Program

mHealthIntelligence Telehealth technology is helping to improve care management and coordination for the estimated 30 million Americans living with diabetes. Now, providers are moving into connected care technology to help more than 84 million at risk of acqui...

FHIR is Blazing a Path to Patient-Centered, Data-Driven Healthcare

HealthITAnalytics Only a few short years after the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources were introduced to the healthcare industry, almost no one knows what they are. The lengthy, somewhat cumbersome proper name has nearly disappeared from print, and i...

Moving Beyond the Portal with Patient Engagement Technologies

PatientEngagementHIT As value-based payments push healthcare towards a culture of patient-centered care, organizations are looking for patient engagement technologies that offer more meaningful relationships than what are typically available through a basic pat...

Complying with the HIPAA Privacy Rule During Emergency Situations

HealthITSecurity Emergency situations and natural disasters, such as hurricanes, pandemics, or mass casualties, can quickly overwhelm healthcare systems. The last thing on people’s minds in those situations is complying with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. So...

How Health Data Standards Support Healthcare Interoperability

EHRIntelligence Achieving true healthcare interoperability across the care continuum is a top priority for providers, payers, and other key industry stakeholders. Seamless, comprehensive data sharing is particularly important for healthcare organizations l...

Patient Privacy Rights Education Requires Provider Input

HealthITSecurity For healthcare to work for everyone, providers and other organizations face the responsibility of providing patient privacy rights education and safeguarding patient data. When a patient goes to the doctor for the first time, he or she...

EHR Usability, Workflow Strategies for Reducing Physician Burnout

EHRIntelligence The passage of the HITECH Act of 2009 marked the dawn of a technological transformation in healthcare and led to widespread electronic health record (EHR) use in hospitals, physician offices, and health systems. After almost a decade of fed...

How to Choose a Population Health Management Company

HealthITAnalytics Population health management is quickly becoming a critical competency for healthcare organizations large and small.  From the primary care offices responsible for preventive services to inpatient hospitals on the hook for penalties ar...

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