Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – March 2019

Top10-200One of the ways that HITECH Answers is different from other media sites is the sense of community. The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. We publish at least eleven guest posts a week now, on our three sites. In case you missed some, here are the top ten read and shared guest posts  in the month of March. You can also read previous month’s Top Ten Lists. Thank you for contributing and reading.

Most Played Radio Episode in March

From Healthcare de Jure, host Matt Fisher chats with Remi Richard, Cofounder and Head of Growth for Chronometriq. The discussion focuses on patient engagement and activation, including how to make access to information more convenient; differences between US and Canada in expectations about access to and delivery of healthcare.

 Most Read Thought Leader Posts in March

Hackers Continue to Target the Healthcare Sector in the U.S.
By Daniel Markuson, Digital Privacy Expert, NordVPN
Twitter: @NordVPN

Recently, the University of Connecticut Health (UConn Health) informed the public about a phishing breach that had potentially affected some medical and personal data of 326,000 patients. But it’s not even the largest healthcare sector data leak reported in the U.S. in 2019. Earlier last month, the University of Washington Medicine (UW Medicine) revealed an even more serious leak. Continue reading on…

States Ascendant in Standards for Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: How to Prepare
By David Holtzman, JD, CIPP, Executive Advisor, CynergisTek
Twitter: @cynergistek
Twitter: @HITPrivacy

State governments are not waiting for the United States Congress to pass a comprehensive national set of data privacy and cybersecurity standards. Each of the 50 states now has its own breach notification laws, with nearly one-half adopting data security and/or data disposal requirements to protect consumers’ personally identifiable information (PII) from unauthorized disclosure. Continue reading on…

Why Software Remains Insecure—and Why It Really Shouldn’t
By Arshad Noor, CTO & Brain Trust, StrongKey
Twitter: @StrongKeyInc

In a recent blog post, Daniel Meissler theorizes that the benefits of quickly building bad software have so far outweighed the downsides. Though this sounds plausible and seductive, there is a more insidious picture being overlooked. Let me explain this from the perspective of an individual’s diet and health as an analogy. Continue reading on…

Improving Patient Safety with Collaboration and Vigilance
By Geoff Caplea, MD, MBA, Medical Director for the Allscripts Patient Safety Program
Twitter: @Allscripts
Twitter: @GeoffCaplea

Like most clinicians, the reason I entered healthcare was to help people. While not unique to me, this simple passion led me to medical school, to become a family physician, and to work in health information technology (IT). Every day technology touches the lives of patients and providers and helps them realize the safest, highest quality, and most cost-effective care.  Continue reading on…

Five Takeaways from the 28th National HIPAA Summit
By Rita Bowen, VP, Privacy, Compliance and HIM Policy for MRO
Twitter: @MROCorp

The month of March holds important projections for the healthcare industry—especially for those involved in privacy, security and patient access to health information. It is when the annual National HIPAA Summit is held every year in Washington, D.C., and this year was no exception. Continue reading on…

Humana’s Blueprint for Creating Whole-Person Digital Health Experiences
By Scott Whyte, Chief Strategy Officer, ClearDATA
Twitter: @cleardatacloud

I recently had the great opportunity to introduce Humana leaders at a session in this year’s HIMSS Cloud Computing Forum. I’m inspired by this session and I want to share a few observations that may also inspire you as this remarkable company I am proud to call a customer reaches new heights in innovating healthcare.  Continue reading on…

Activating Patients: The Keystone to Healthcare’s Transition to Value
By Abhinav Shashank, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Innovaccer
Twitter: @abhinavshashank
Twitter: @innovaccer

What do the best care teams in healthcare have in common? They don’t just take care of the sick- they help them get better. They engage and empower their patients to play a central role in their care and become healthy. The RWJ Foundation suggests that compared to highly engaged patients, patients without the skills and confidence to manage their own health end up… Continue reading on…

Chris Palmieri, CEO, Commonwealth Care Alliance – Harlow On Healthcare
By David Harlow, JD MPH, Principal, The Harlow Group LLC
Twitter: @healthblawg

Now on demand, I speak with Chris Palmieri, President and CEO of Commonwealth Care Alliance, a Massachusetts community-based healthcare organization serving the dual eligible population — members who are both Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.  Continue reading on…

Financial Challenges Top Hospital CEOs’ Concerns for Fifteenth Consecutive Year
By Marty Callahan, President, Healthcare Markets, RevSpring
Twitter: @RevSpringInc

If you feel like a broken record preaching the importance of revenue cycle management improvements within your healthcare organization, you’re not alone. Before the American College of Healthcare Executives’ latest survey results were released, it was a foregone conclusion what would top the list of hospital CEOs’ concerns in 2018: Financial challenges… Continue reading on…

3 Reasons to Invest in Apps as a Health Insurance Payer
By Randy Tomlin, CEO & Chairman of the Board, MobileSmith Health
Twitter: @TheMobileSmith

The lack of clarity into a patient’s current healthcare benefits like deductibles, services used, and out-of-pocket maximums can be confusing to say the least. Speaking from experience, receiving up-to-date information on where I currently stand is many times not an easy process to say the least. Continue reading on…

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