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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 associates (BAs) to provide notification to individuals, regulators, and the media following a breach of protected health information (PHI). But the devil,...


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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...

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...

Using Telehealth Technology for Care Coordination During a Disaster

mHealthIntelligence When disaster strikes, healthcare providers are usually among the first to arrive, carrying whatever they need to deliver quick and urgent care. Telehealth is now a critical part of the first responder toolkit, giving providers the help the...

Using Telehealth to Coordinate Care for Substance Abuse Disorders

mHealthIntelligence Telehealth and mHealth are giving healthcare providers a well-stocked toolbox to treat people with substance abuse disorders and addiction issues, many of whom require around-the-clock, on-demand support and care coordination to stay on a t...

Data Analytics Add Value to Healthcare Supply Chain Management

RevCycleIntelligence Hospitals spend nearly one-third of their overall operating expenses on healthcare supply chain management. Buying supplies, equipment, and the latest innovations to support high-value care delivery is expensive, especially as hospitals and...

How AI, Blockchain Combine to Fuel Healthcare Big Data Analytics

HealthITAnalytics Every healthcare organization across the care continuum is currently racing to gain an edge over their peers by using big data analytics to provide the best solution to the puzzle of the Triple Aim. There are countless impactful strategies ...

Medical Device Security Requires Collaborative Action from Industry

HealthITSecurity Medical device security has become a much bigger concerns for healthcare organizations since ransomware attackers began using vulnerable medical devices in their attack campaigns. There has always been industry and regulatory concern about ...

Using Big Data Analytics for Patient Safety, Hospital Acquired Conditions

HealthITAnalytics Prediction and prevention are the two main goals for patient safety experts seeking to avoid adverse events and reduce the prevalence of hospital acquired conditions (HACs).   While workflow strategies, staff training, and human f...

Choosing an Electronic Health Record: Cloud v. On Premise EHRs

EHRIntelligence Choosing the right electronic health record (EHR) system that best suits an organization’s budget, setting, practice type, and patient population can be a daunting prospect. In order to maintain consumer satisfaction and succeed with ...

5 Steps for Planning a Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Project

HealthITAnalytics Artificial intelligence and machine learning are quickly overhauling the processes of researching, purchasing, and implemented IT tools in the healthcare industry.  With new breakthroughs announced almost every day and thousands of com...

How Hospital Merger and Acquisition Activity is Changing Healthcare

RevCycleIntelligence As value-based reimbursement puts financial pressure on providers, healthcare organizations are striving for efficiency, cost control, and sustainability. An increasingly popular strategy to fulfill all these goals is to engage in hospital ...

How Healthcare Providers, Vendors Can Collaborate on IT Security

HealthITSecurity Healthcare providers and vendors struggle with some of the same  IT security challenges. When working with vendors around security issues, healthcare organizations need to go beyond the business associate agreement (BAA) required by HI...

Applying Automation Technology to Health IT Infrastructure

HITInfrastructure As healthcare organizations rely more heavily on technology to support patients and clinicians, the automation of health IT infrastructure can become a valuable strategy for reducing waste and improving performance. Automation can be applie...

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