Articles By Megan Williams

  1. Preventive Healthcare Emerging As Health Technology Sector
    9/20/2016

    Every year, millions of people die from preventable diseases and conditions including diabetes, obesity, infectious disease, chronic respiratory disease, and cardiovascular disease. As technology becomes more fundamental to healthcare, preventive healthcare innovation (technologies used in measures adopted for disease prevention instead of treatment) are showing big predicted growth.

  2. Vendor At Center Of Potential Healthcare Data Breach
    9/16/2016

    Vendor is likely to blame for yet another recent potential exposure of healthcare data.

  3. Whitepaper Stresses Breach Cost Of Lost Or Stolen Healthcare Devices
    9/12/2016

    DDS leader, Absolute releases whitepaper on the cost of healthcare data breach settlements involving lost or stolen devices. By Megan Williams, contributing writer

  4. Small-Scale Data Breaches Get New Focus From Feds
    8/31/2016

    Almost exclusively, the news around healthcare data breaches focuses on mass — only the biggest and most broadly impactful violations receive much attention. According to an Information Management article, this might all soon be changing thanks to new action from the HHS Office for Civil Rights and its enforcement of rules surrounding HIPAA.

  5. HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Shift In Priorities For Providers
    8/25/2016

    Q3 and Q4 just might be the perfect time to upsell security solutions By Megan Williams, contributing writer

  6. Are Your Hospital Clients Lagging Behind Using Patient-Generated Data
    8/17/2016

    A recent survey reveals the majority of hospitals are not using patient-reported outcomes. By Megan Williams, contributing writer

  7. Advocate Health Reaches Record $5.55 Million HIPAA Penalty Agreement
    8/17/2016

    In a world riddled with data breaches it can be easy to forget one of the biggest threats to patient data is internal mishandling by providers. Case in point: HHS announced Advocate Health Care Network agreed to a settlement with OCR (the Office for Civil Rights) for $5.55 million. By Megan Williams, contributing writer

  8. Mobile Disruption Creates New Care Models According To Stanford Children’s CMO
    8/12/2016

    Across most of healthcare’s history, care models have been influenced by caregivers and government decisions. The advent of new technologies is changing that. By Megan Williams, contributing writer

  9. mHealth Tools Help Cut $8K In Annual Medical Costs For Heart Failure Patients
    8/2/2016

    A Pennsylvania study of a year-long RPM pilot resulted in $8,000 per-patient annual savings in medical costs for heart failure patients and a one-third reduction in hospitalizations. By Megan Williams, contributing writer

  10. The ICD-10 Grace Period Is Almost Over — Here’s How To Help Your Clients Prepare
    7/11/2016

    You’ve probably got a few clients that still haven’t gotten on board with ICD-10. If that’s the case, you might want to set up some time with them soon since another door is about to close. By Megan Williams, contributing writer