Articles By Megan Williams

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Advice To EHR Vendors From Allscripts President Drive Value By Focusing On Interoperability, APIs
    6/23/2016

    Allscripts President Rick Poulton believes EHR vendors are missing out by focusing on regulations and instead should focus on other factors in response to Meaningful Use coming to a close. By Megan Williams, contributing writer

  8. UC Health Awarded Stage 7 Status By HIMSS
    6/20/2016

    University of Cincinnati Medical Center reaches top EMR Adoption Model. By Megan Williams, contributing writer

  9. mHealth Security Finds An Answer From Hearing Aids
    6/10/2016

    mHealth’s numerous security challenges could possibly be addressed by Near Field Magnet Induction technology used for years in hearing aids and pacemakers.

  10. FHIR Charges Ahead Into Healthcare
    6/10/2016

    It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on FHIR, but not because HL7 hasn’t been busy.