ARTICLES BY MEGAN WILLIAMS
Insights From EHR Software Users
As electronic health records (EHR) purchasing and implementation levels out, it’s important to keep an eye out for more subtle, but still impactful changes that are going on in the segment.
The Role Of Women In Addressing New Challenges In HIT Security
While cyberattacks are a major factor in the most damaging healthcare data breaches, mistakes and other preventable internal errors are still responsible for the majority of individual breaches.
Healthcare Breach Numbers Are Shifting, But The Question Is “Why?”
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule on breach notification requirements began two years ago, and many in the industry expected to see a jump in the numbers because of the new method of tracking breaches.
Healthcare CFOs Planning To Outsource RCM, Control Costs In 2016
CFO input drives much of the decision-making process behind the purchasing of your products and services. This infographic from Medical Billing Star breaks down their perspective and concern by the numbers.
The Fastest Growing App Market? Healthcare
If your clients are reluctant to try out mHealth apps, a bit of social proof from Kalorama might change their minds.
ONC Finalizes HIT Strategic Plan While CHIME Calls For MU3 Delay
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has continued to spell out its strategic vision for HITin the U.S. according to a letter available on HIT.gov. The letter begins, “Over the past five years, our nation's health information technology (health IT) landscape has experienced a remarkable transformation. Developing the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (Plan) has given us a chance to reflect on our collective health IT journey. When we released the prior Plan in 2011, non-federal adoption of health IT was in its nascent stages, Affordable Care Act implementation was commencing, and the use of mobile health applications, especially by consumers, was far from ubiquitous.”
Top 6 Population Health Upsells For Your Clients
Population health is on the mind of decision-makers with your current clients, so while it may be hard to launch an entirely new relationship based on a population health solution, its entirely possible to start a conversation with your existing client base about ways they’re handling the concept and how they can prepare for industry changes around it.
Wearables Break New Ground With Google’s Smart Contact Lens
Google’s technology is far from new in the optical wearable world. Last year, Google Glass was being used by MedEx Ambulance Service to allow paramedics to transmit live audio and video to doctors, and now a partnership with Novartis has given birth to a smart contact lens.
WEDI-NATE Partnership Means Another Step Toward Healthcare IT Interoperability
The Workgroup For Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) and the National Association For Trusted Exchange (NATE) have teamed up to support development of the Virtual Clipboard Initiative and research that promotes healthcare interoperability.
HIPAA Compliance Survey: Your IT Clients’ Thoughts
How do your current and potential clients feel about Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) compliance?