By John Halamka MD – Recently I had the honor of keynoting at a major announcement from Apple, Aetna and CVS/Caremark. I’d summarize the message as “Digital Health has arrived and is now mainstream, fully embraced by the major stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem.” The post What’s Next for Healthcare? appeared first on Health Data […]
By Gopal Khanna – The healthcare landscape is facing dramatic changes. Transformation is being driven by unprecedented mergers and acquisitions, new technologies in the marketplace, and the volume, variety, and velocity of available data. The post AHRQ’s Commitment to Meeting Unmet Needs in the Healthcare System appeared first on HITECH Answers: HIPAA, MIPS, EHR, Cybersecurity […]
By Robert Kowalik – Hospitals face countless logistics, compliance, and safety hurdles every day. Expensive equipment goes missing or maintenance schedules delayed in searching for assets. Patients and visitors get lost trying to navigate a hospital’s corridors. The post IoT: A Better Healthcare Identification Strategy appeared first on Health Data Answers.
Keeping up with technologies that are changing how healthcare is delivered. Can a continuously growing chain of blocks using cryptography have applications in healthcare? See what’s at HIMSS19 focusing on blockchain in healthcare. The post What’s Going On with Blockchain in Healthcare? appeared first on Health Data Answers.
By Drew Ivan – Over the last decade, achieving true interoperability has been an ongoing pain point across the healthcare ecosystem. Provider organizations and payers alike have been slow to implement this technology under the guise that interoperability is complicated and potentially, not fully attainable. The post Three Myths about Interoperability in Healthcare appeared first […]
By Luis Castillo – We’re awash in data. It’s on our phones, it’s saved on our computers, our networks. It’s in the cloud. In a relatively short period of time, we’ve gone from an analog world where data was exceedingly rare to an era where there’s literally more data available than humans could possibly process. […]
HIPAA Complaints, OCR Investigations, and Security Risk Analysis for Healthcare Delivery Organizations – A Common Thread
By Rich Curtiss – Many HIPAA covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) may not be meeting the regulatory mandate as defined in §164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A) of the HIPAA Security Rule. This implementation specification requires that healthcare delivery organizations… The post HIPAA Complaints, OCR Investigations, and Security Risk Analysis for Healthcare Delivery Organizations – A Common Thread […]
By Gopal Khanna – When I look ahead to 2019, I have no doubt that AHRQ will continue to identify and tackle some of the most pressing challenges in healthcare. The post AHRQ in 2018: Laying Essential Groundwork for Improved Healthcare Quality, Better Value appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Edward Yang – As the new year ushers in, many health IT leaders are finding themselves at a critical juncture to make 2019 a transformative time for their organizations. In response to massive consolidation, healthcare reform and competitive pressures, hospitals and health systems are undergoing dramatic change. The post The Single Most Important Technology […]
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