Doctors can no longer be considered by themselves or by their patients as the ones knowing everything about the patient's care. A cultural revolution needs to change everyone's thinking: it's a team effort.
Imagine the unwelcome surprise a patient receives when they needed Tylenol at the hospital, the doctor ordered it electronically, and in walks a nurse with a Tylenol suppository. EHRs make that a common scenario.
Envisioning a future when healthcare is data-driven in a big way, Deloitte Consulting has launched a new business unit and is investing between $150 million to $200 million in life sciences and healthcare analytics.
Want to know the greatest security problem at your organization? It's not BYOD, un-encrypted data or authentication, though these are all a concern. Your biggest problem is that your employees can't keep from snooping in patient records they have no business being in.
When it comes to keeping patient data secure, vigilance must be institutionalized, says Daniel Berger, president and CEO of Redspin, Inc., a healthcare IT security assessment company based in Santa Barbara, CA.