By Irv Lichtenwald 12:53 pm June 11, 2015
Looking to dupe urbanite travelers, bartenders and bar owners in rural Western taverns sometimes fasten antelope horns to the head of a large jackrabbit, and mount it over the bar. So, are we having a jackalope moment in health IT? Do we believe in something we can't see?
By Scott Rea 09:12 am June 10, 2015
Securing patient data starts with encryption, but equally important is the use of strong identity authentication. Authentication guarantees that the sender and recipient of healthcare data are, in fact, who they claim to be.
By Bob Chaput 10:16 am June 08, 2015
What used to be viewed as an operational issue is now a trustee responsibility because of the likelihood of lawsuits following a data breach. Boards across the U.S. want to avoid the headaches recently experienced by other organizations.
By Greg Hyman 07:57 am June 08, 2015
Advice for staying ahead of the curve amid the push to value-based models of care.
By Rick Kam 10:51 am June 04, 2015
The Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data by Ponemon Institute had more surprises than Forrest Gump's box of chocolates -- surprises that were far from palatable.
By Jeff Rowe 10:30 am June 04, 2015
Researchers are beginning to find that certain tools can help combat veterans battling mental health issues.
By Keith W. Boone 08:43 am June 04, 2015
Interoperability is all the rage today, just ask twitter, the federal government, or even your local doctor. Ten years ago, I often had to explain to people why they needed interoperability, and how to ask for it. Now everybody is focused on it.
By Eran Eshed 11:00 am June 03, 2015
The U.S. and other countries are trying to find a way to cut down on the number of avoidable ER trips made each year. One of the possible solutions is the development of smart medical homes.
By John Halamka 08:52 am June 03, 2015
John Halamka, MD, discusses the issue causing providers anxiety and why Congress wants to intervene.
By Richard Best 01:57 pm June 02, 2015
When healthcare organizations set their strategic goals, one objective that regularly rises to the surface is to provide patient-centered care. A key strategy for encouraging staff to be patient-focused is to keep them happy and safe during their workday.

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