Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Why Hackers Love Healthcare Organizations

By | June 30th, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

If you look at all the data breaches that took place in 2014, you might conclude that healthcare organizations have lax cybersecurity protocols. You’d be wrong, but it’s not hard to see how you might reach that conclusion. Last year, the healthcare sector reported more breaches—333 in all—than any other industry.

A Prescription for the Next Fifty Years of Medicare

By | June 23rd, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

Medicare was created to improve the health and well-being of older people, while protecting families. It was established to provide financial protection to individuals from the catastrophic costs of medical care, and to hospitals from losses accrued while caring for uninsured patients—the largest number of whom were older than age 65 (Corning, 1969). Medicare was [...]

Interoperability of Electronic Health Records– Benefits and Opportunities – Breakaway Thinking

By | June 18th, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

Electronic health records (EHR) aim to improve healthcare and processes for providers and patients on a number of fronts. In an ideal situation according to HealthIT.gov, the clinician benefits by having quick access to patient records and alerts, the ability to quickly and accurately report, and a path to safer prescribing. Patients should be able to [...]

Simplify Your Analytics Strategy

By | June 17th, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

While the interests in analytics and resulting benefits are increasing by the day, some businesses are challenged by the complexity and confusion that analytics can generate. Companies can get stuck trying to analyze all that’s possible and all that they could do through analytics, when they should be taking that next step of recognizing what’s important [...]