A recent study conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Scout, a healthcare marketing firm, uncovered some interesting statistics about healthcare data security and public perception. It determined that out of 2,000 US adults, about half are extremely or very concerned about the security of their healthcare data. Another study, conducted by Protenus Breach […]

EHR interoperability – considered by some to be the “holy grail” of electronic health record systems – may be a little closer than you think. This summer, a new architectural innovation will be implemented that is guaranteed to positively impact the way different EHR systems exchange information with each other. o Interoperability In the context […]

As providers are all too well aware, their payments from Medicare are affected by their score in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). MIPS imposes a number of requirements; if these are not met, payments may be reduced or denied. The MIPS requirements apply to all Medicare claims, even those whose performance is not necessarily […]

Of course, you will be living in a kicked anthill for days. The trick is to make sure that all the scurrying around is not just mindless motion, but actually protects the organization by: Meeting legal responsibilities, Protecting the organization’s reputation to the extent possible, Immediately stopping intrusions and mitigating the damages, Finding out how […]

Every day, it seems, another security threat is in the news. The latest one involves some flaws in Intel chips that actually introduce a new vulnerability. The patches are out to address this, and hopefully, someone in your IT organization is tracking and applying them. But this is only one of the many ways your […]

A recent breach left the protected health information (PHI) of more than 19,000 patients in Orlando, Florida completely exposed online for two months before it was detected. What is more concerning, however, is why it took the group of clinics involved five months to report the breach to the Department of Health and Human Services, […]

As providers are all too well aware, their payments from Medicare are affected by their score in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). MIPS imposes a number of requirements; if these are not met, payments may be reduced or denied. The MIPS requirements apply to all Medicare claims, even those whose performance is not necessarily […]

GDPR and Health & Life Sciences Organizations in the US: 5 Facts You Need to Know The European Union GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that was officially enacted on May 25, 2018 doesn’t just apply to organizations operating in Europe – it has a major impact here in the United States, too. And among those […]

The Key Benefits and Potential Issues Involving Outsourced Healthcare IT That You Need to Know Outsourcing refers to finding a third-party to deliver certain services. In the healthcare industry, outsourcing IT functions has been an acceptable alternative to an in-house IT staff for many years. As more and more healthcare providers are turning to managed […]

New Survey Reveals What Drives EHR System Replacement and How Clinics Are Using Existing Systems Thinking about replacing your EHR System? 30 percent of physicians surveyed say they’re no longer happy with their old EHR system. What is the #1 complaint? Read on. In April, Black Book Market Research released the results of a survey they […]