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D'Arcy Gue

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D'Arcy Gue is Vice President of Industry Relations for Phoenix Health Systems – a division of Medsphere Systems Corp. A co-founder of Phoenix, D’Arcy has had numerous pivotal leadership roles in the growth of the company. Currently, she leads marketing and industry relations, services strategic planning, and knowledge management. She has led various strategic initiatives, including development of HIPAA-based security and privacy compliance tools and online education programs. Since Phoenix’ merger with Medsphere Systems Corporation, she also also holds the role of Marketing Director at Medsphere’s corporate level. She is the author of Guide to Medical Privacy and HIPAA, co-written by Steven Fox, and has published numerous papers and articles on healthcare information systems, HIPAA privacy and security, ICD-10, Meaningful Use and new technologies.

Update Your Cybersecurity Precautions with These Five Basic Steps

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.

The Work of Optimizing Your EHR is Never Finished

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.

Can Effective Healthcare IT Reduce Hospital Costs?

Five ways health IT can be used to improve care and avoid hospitalizations.

Is Blockchain the Key to Healthcare IT Interoperability?

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.

Build a Patient Portal the Right Way

Engaging patient portals can translate into time savings (and cost savings for providers), fewer visits, stronger patient-provider relationships, and improved outcomes.

How to Avoid Financial Catastrophe When You Purchase a New EHR

Potential repeal of the ACA introduces uncertainty about future revenues that should be factored into decisions about acquiring a new EHR.

Why 2017 Might Finally Be the Year of Healthcare Interoperability

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.

The Cures Act Will Make Interoperability Mandatory

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.

Your Most Valuable Cybersecurity Assets are Human, Not Technical

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.

How to Get a ROI from a Behavioral Health EHR

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.

Is HHS’ New Cybersecurity Initiative Too Little Too Late?

ONC's new cybersecurity protection grant programs are too complex, too slow and way underfunded.
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The Case for Robust Patient Portals is Growing

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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