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Mental Health Data Security Critical in HIPAA Compliance

HealthITSecurity Mental healthcare is becoming an increasingly critical national issue. Covered entities and business associates that specialize in mental health are required to adhere to HIPAA regulations for maintaining, transferring, or sharing mental health data. Without proper mental health data security, organizations could suffer a data breach and put sensitive information at risk.     ...


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How Hospitals Can Raise Patient Satisfaction, CAHPS Scores

PatientEngagementHIT Healthcare organizations with high patient satisfaction and CAHPS scores see a multitude of benefits. High patient satisfaction scores usually result in higher reimbursement payments from CMS, better patient retention rates, and the assurance...

How Do Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Differ in Healthcare?

HealthITAnalytics If the futurists, visionaries, and venture capitalists are to be believed, artificial intelligence is right on the cusp of becoming the most important breakthrough for healthcare since penicillin.  Self-driving cars, scary-smart advertising,...

FHIR Finally Brings the Internet to Bear on Healthcare’s Big Data

HealthITAnalytics Few modern technologies have been quite as transformational as the internet.  Pervading every facet of daily life, the information superhighway that society has come to know and love – and occasionally loathe – has enabled a...

How to Design and Develop a Mobile Health Application

mHealthIntelligence Healthcare providers looking to establish an mHealth strategy for patient or provider engagement likely see a mobile health application or two as a good place to start. Mobile health applications allow healthcare providers to connect with patients...

What is a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA)?

HealthITSecurity With the continued growth of healthcare data and a higher degree of interoperability between provider systems, HIPAA covered entities will need to form partnerships with other organizations to ensure the security of their data assets. These partnerships...

Using Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) for Healthcare Data Security

HITInfrastructure Healthcare is going mobile and clinicians are utilizing more advanced devices as they cut their cords. But as staff members move around more freely, how can providers ensure that their patients’ protected health information (PHI) stays...

Patient Engagement Strategies for Post-Discharge Follow-Up Care

PatientEngagementHIT Follow-up care after the discharge process is an important part of improving patient outcomes. In order to successfully guide patients through their recovery, providers must employ the same patient engagement strategies that have been proven...

Utilizing Cloud Computing for Stronger Healthcare Data Security

HealthITSecurity As healthcare providers continue to make the switch to digital records and implement EHR capabilities, being able to store information offsite is becoming more important. The digital data also likely needs to remain accessible from multiple locations,...

mHealth Games Offer a ‘Fun’ Way to Boost Patient Engagement

mHealthIntelligence mHealth games and gaming technology have the potential to improve patient engagement and boost clinical outcomes – if only people would take them seriously. “The word ‘game’ has always been a serious barrier,” says...

Healthcare Data Storage Options: On-Premise, Cloud and Hybrid Data Storage

HITInfrastructure Healthcare organizations are building their IT infrastructures to be more flexible and scalable to meet the growing data demand. With value-based incentives for data analytics and the increased number of connected medical devices constantly collecting...

Can Application Programming Interfaces Inspire a Better EHR?

HealthITAnalytics Almost everybody can recall being told the stories of Archimedes in the bath and Isaac Newton under the apple tree experiencing spontaneous moments of ingenuity and inspiration that irrevocably changed how scientists – and everyone who...

The Evolving Role of mHealth in Medication Management and Adherence

mHealthIntelligence mHealth offers many unique methods for helping patients take their medicine. And with a healthcare industry seeing non-adherence rates of as high as 50 percent and annual costs of between $100 billion and $300 billion, doctors are taking notice....

Top Strategies for Collecting Patient Financial Responsibility

PatientEngagementHIT Patient financial responsibility – or the amount of out-of-pocket healthcare costs patients incur – has been increasing in recent years, presenting a new foil to the patient experience. Providers must both adjust to consumer-centered...

Data Security Considerations in Healthcare Interoperability

HealthITSecurity While more healthcare organizations are utilizing electronic health records (EHRs) and adding to the increase in healthcare interoperability finding a health IT option that provides better patient care and keeps PHI secure is not always easy....

How Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Supports Patient Care

HITInfrastructure Value-based care initiatives have pushed healthcare organizations to embrace more advanced technology as priorities have shifted from security concerns to how to access information securely, quickly, and conveniently. Virtual desktop infrastructure...

Improving Clinical Data Integrity through EHR Documentation

EHRIntelligence Findings from a recent EHR usability study conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) once brought to the fore the problem of clinical documentation in the digital age of healthcare. The study of EHR use, particularly...

Implementing Cybersecurity Frameworks in Healthcare Settings

HealthITSecurity Cybersecurity is no longer a topic that healthcare organizations can ignore, especially with covered entities working toward interoperability, implementing connected medical devices, and utilizing EHRs. There are several cybersecurity frameworks...

Judy Faulkner: Epic is Changing the Big Data, Interoperability Game

HealthITAnalytics In the flashy, crowded, dizzyingly large vendor halls at the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, attendees tend to find their way around by using some of the biggest, tallest, or most unique booths as a compass.  A left at Cerner; a...

How Do Patient Portals and Personal Health Records Differ?

PatientEngagementHIT Patient portals and personal health records (PHRs) have both received considerable praise for their role in increasing patient engagement. However, distinguishing between the two forms of health IT tools can often be difficult, due to nebulous...

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