Many healthcare organizations likely use antivirus software to protect their networks from cyberthreats. But some studies warn that antivirus applications probably aren’t effective enough to rely on. Read more
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has responded to charges that the federal EHR incentive program lacks critical oversight by conducting audits of some providers after they attest to meaningful use of EHRs. Read more
Filed under: In This Week's E-Newsletter, Telehealth
As hospitals begin to adopt more health IT in general, there’s one area aside from electronic health records that many providers are seeing value in: remote patient monitoring. Read more
Careful planning and effective change management can help keep missteps – and the stress and costs that come with them – to a minimum when implementing electronic health records (EHR). This report presents strategies for avoiding common problems as you select technology, choose your implementation team, assign responsibilities and lay out the logistics.
Learn more about solutions that are available to help healthcare organizations better manage their growing data resources. This white paper looks at the explosion of healthcare-related information, and how organizations can address the significant challenge of managing and securing these vast resources.
Data breaches in health care come in a variety of forms. They can include cases in which criminal hackers steal protected health information to commit medical identity theft, or instances when an employee views the records of one patient without authorization. Read more
Health IT pros have a lot of concerns about the security of data when it’s held on clinicians’ personal mobile devices. But there’s another group out there that might share in IT’s worries about BYOD security: Read more
One healthcare organization has advice for others that are currently shopping around for an EHR system: Make sure you pay close attention to the opinions of the people who will spend the most time using EHRs. Read more
Filed under: Compliance, In This Week's E-Newsletter
For healthcare organizations, preventing 100% of all data breaches is likely impossible. That’s why it’s important for providers to have a data breach response plan ready — before an incident occurs. Here’s one point to keep in mind: Read more
Join GigaOM Research and their sponsor IBM for “Transforming Healthcare with Big Data: Premier Healthcare Alliance,” a free analyst webinar on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:00AM PT/1:00PM ET.
Doing a deep dive into customer data – analyzing and mining the vast stores of information now available to many enterprises – can yield profitable results that provide an enterprise with a strategic advantage over its competitors. It can also improve response time and overall efficiency. This is particularly true in healthcare where analyzing patient discharges, real-time clinical transactions, and purchasing data can provide insights that improve patient care and reduce costs. The challenge is aggregating the data from multiple sources, analyzing it, and then getting the results into the right hands – quickly.