Articles By Megan Williams

  1. Unsecured Databases, Unauthorized Vendor Access Cause Of Recent Breaches
    4/29/2016

    Recent data breaches in Pennsylvania and Florida have been connected to unsecured databases and unauthorized vendor access.

  2. Encryption: The New Focus Of Healthcare Organizations
    4/22/2016

    Patient data may actually be safer today than it was at the time of the Anthem Breach. According to HealthData Management, this is largely due to hospital CISOs using encryption more extensively — a practice Anthem wasn’t engaging in at the time of attack.

  3. Apple Announces New Middlewear Solution To Gather Patient Information
    4/19/2016

    Your clients interested in patient engagement and HCAHPS scores should make note of Apple’s most recent middleware announcement, Apple CareKit. The new software framework is designed to facilitate the development of apps that aid patients in actively managing their medical conditions.

  4. EMV Chips Prompting Massive Fraud Bills
    4/12/2016

    If any of your healthcare clients aren't using EMV payment systems, they might be at risk for enormous fraud bills.

  5. 316 Security Incidents Revealed Around Healthcare.Gov
    4/5/2016

    The poor state of security at CMS’ Federal Data Services Hub has been revealed in a report released March 23. According to FierceGovernmentIT, the report included the surprising announcement that Healthcare.gov was victim to 316 security incidents over a 17-month period. While the GAO is still concerned about the technical controls used to protect information that flows in and out of the site and to federal partners’ data systems, they are reporting that none of the incidents resulted in systems being compromised or any sensitive data being leaked.

  6. ICD-10 Update: WEDI Opens Survey And Thousands Of New Codes To Be Added
    4/1/2016

    As the first quarter of 2016 rounds out, the healthcare industry is seeing new developments in — and reactions to — last year’s ICD-10 implementation.

  7. Your Clients Might Be Protecting The Wrong Data
    3/30/2016

    If your clients are prioritizing the protection of patient data above all else, they may actually be putting their patients’ health at risk.

  8. FHIR Looks To Extend EHR’s Capabilities
    3/28/2016

    Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is making strides to open EHRs up to patients.

  9. Data Breaches Cause Patients To Withhold Information
    3/21/2016

    Any of your clients who work directly with patients are concerned with making the patient experience as positive as possible. One reason for this is that a happy patient is a more compliant and open patient, and that leads to better clinical results. In an era of value-based care, these results are tied directly to the long-term viability of your client organizations.

  10. Data Protection Is Crucial
    3/14/2016

    Sometimes looking at issues from outside a healthcare perspective can be illuminating. This is especially true as your healthcare clients interact and partner with an increasingly diverse group of vendors and organizations. An NTT Communications report brings new emphasis on how important it is for organizations of all types to understand the cost of security breaches.