The new HIPAA creates a web of liability, which is an upside for properly prepared healthcare organizations, so here are suggestions on how to ensure files containing protected health information are secure when moving them around.
Cloud computing may have finally reached a tipping point within the healthcare realm, according to a soon to be published report, which found that CIOs' perspectives and trust of the model are evolving quickly.
Healthcare organizations need to plan for security in the transmission, storage, and use of potentially massive amounts and new kinds of data that devices such as Google Glass will create, and that includes educating patients that data thieves may be lurking behind free health applications.
With an eagle-eyed watch on the implementation of a new Medicaid claims system in 2015, Montana's CIO Ron Baldwin says he wants the state's recently redesigned health and human services IT systems to last several decades. Which is why he is plotting the project similarly to how an urban planner might.
The future of affordable care depends on advancing big data for bending the cost curve and improving quality of care. Exposing the black box provides insights and visibility that will shape best practices, remove waste, streamline algorithms, all to improve outcomes.
The form of Big Data analytics enables structured or unstructured information to be converted to relational data to ultimately help physicians and researchers find gaps in treatment and identify patient care options correctly the first time.
Addressing widespread concern about meeting the ICD-10 mandate, athenahealth said it will not only guarantee compliance but also help customers track progress and "backstop the revenue cycle" if need be.