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In Healthcare, High Tech is Not a Substitute for Engagement

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High technology may thrill us from time to time with promises, but it is the low technology of interpersonal connections—of speaking, listening, and sharing—that keeps us all going.

Your Most Valuable Cybersecurity Assets are Human, Not Technical

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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.

Fear, Failures, and Phishing in Healthcare Technology

Healthcare technology is improving but not as fast as it should be. Experts speaking at HealthIMPACT say that we need to address the factors that are holding it back.

Do You Trust Medicare with Your Health? Read and Decide

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Diane Evans fact-checks Medicare's claims about its newly announced physician-reimbursement plan (MACRA) that will affect the healthcare coverage of more than 55 million Americans.

Employers are Paying $500B Too Much for Healthcare

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Dave Chase explores why employers should get a second opinion if they're overpaying for healthcare.

Medicare, You Get F on the Hippocratic Test

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Medicare is pushing doctors to enter data and make medical decisions based on statistical analysis. Yet, at the same time, health IT experts—including some in the federal government—are warning of hazards caused by shortcomings in EHR technology.

Banks Team with Healthcare IT for Innovative Solutions

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Banks first revolutionized healthcare over 25 years ago...and it's time for them to step back into the spotlight.

Smartphones in Stupid Hands – A New Way to Abuse the...

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Social media abuses in nursing homes have escalated to the point that the federal government has announced a crackdown.

What’s Your Business Associate’s Commitment to HIPAA?

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A detailed vetting process is a way to quantify the risk of sharing PHI with potential business associates, before entering into a potentially lengthy contract

Is an Imperfect Mental Health App Better Than No Care at...

There are no perfect apps for mental health care yet, but, psychiatrist Steven Chan, MD wonders, wouldn't an imperfect app be better than no care at all?

The Basics of MACRA

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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 was signed into law on April 16, 2015. Here is a brief summary of the essentials.

Is HHS’ New Cybersecurity Initiative Too Little Too Late?

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ONC's new cybersecurity protection grant programs are too complex, too slow and way underfunded.