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In 2017, the security race between hackers and healthcare is going stronger than ever, but it's not too late to secure your organization's network if you move quickly and deliberately.
All hospitals, including those that have had relatively smooth transitions to their new EHRs, will need to continue process-related modifications based on user needs, but also on changes in the healthcare world.
Five ways health IT can be used to improve care and avoid hospitalizations.
The interoperability enabled by blockchain is particularly promising for its potential to transfer relevant patient data from one provider to another no matter the location or the providers’ particular EHR.
Engaging patient portals can translate into time savings (and cost savings for providers), fewer visits, stronger patient-provider relationships, and improved outcomes.
Potential repeal of the ACA introduces uncertainty about future revenues that should be factored into decisions about acquiring a new EHR.
Healthcare is moving toward an industry-wide interoperability that can't fully emerge until the technology to enable it has matured. There's a better-than-average chance 2017 is the year we start to see real benefit.
If the 21st Century Cures Act becomes law, EHR vendors that have failed to live up to their Interoperability Pledges will find that compliance is no longer voluntary.
The biggest threat to healthcare IT security is the human element. Here are a variety of strategies that can be employed to improve employee cyber-behavior.
There is no Meaningful Use for behavioral health hospitals. Nevertheless, there can be a significant return on investment for implementation of EHRs in behavioral health settings.
ONC's new cybersecurity protection grant programs are too complex, too slow and way underfunded.
D'Arcy Gue argues that physicians must move beyond their sense of unease and embrace the portals' ability to empower patients.
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