Patient safety and quality improvement News
July 24, 2015
Data breaches in healthcare won't be stopping anytime soon. At the mHealth + Telehealth World Congress, experts said learning from past thefts is key.
March 04, 2015
From improving customer experience to connecting medical devices to physicians' smartphones, the Internet of Things is steadily colonizing healthcare.
January 16, 2015
OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels promises tough HIPAA audits in 2015 and says OCR will propose that harmed individuals get a percentage of civil fines.
October 06, 2014
Following last year's pilot, the next round of HIPAA health data security audits are expected to start, behind schedule, in early 2015.
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Healthcare data many think is protected by HIPAA may not be. With wearable health technology, some experts are concerned by what's not covered. Continue Reading
The Joint Commission is an independent group that presently accredits 20,500 healthcare facilities in the United States by performing onsite evaluations. Continue Reading
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CIO Joel Vengco discusses how healthcare big data can improve patient care and create more vulnerabilities. In the end, he thinks it's worth it. Continue Reading
Inclusion of wearable devices, EHR integration and analytics data are a few items providers consider when forming a wellness plan for employees. Continue Reading
Cybersecurity guru Mac McMillan, in a HIMSS 2015 podcast, says state-sponsored and criminal threats against health data sometimes overlap. Continue Reading
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Despite the recent breaches making headlines, experts say that healthcare IT professionals should stay full steam ahead with the adoption of mobile. Continue Reading
The security of their business associates must be factored into a healthcare provider's preparations ahead of a possible HIPAA audit. Continue Reading
Patient engagement technology is changing the healthcare landscape as providers use new ways to communicate with patients and improve health services. Continue Reading
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Greater interoperability between EHRs will help oncologists spend more time on treatment and less on managing their cancer registries. Continue Reading
Tales from the cutting edge of accountable care recount the difficulty of integrating health data analytics to improve care coordination for ACOs. Continue Reading
The use of health IT brings new risks to patient safety; a symposium at HIMSS 2014 addresses how to mitigate those risks. Continue Reading