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July 31, 2015 | Scott Rea
Back in the old days -- say, a whole 10 years ago -- thieves had to be physically inside a health care facility to steal patient information. How times have changed. More

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July 30, 2015 | Rick Kam
The dangers of data breach make for great headlines: data held for ransom, financial fraud, medical identity theft. But despite the risks of a breach, the most immediate... More
July 29, 2015 | Nathan Wenzler
Ponemon's recently published 2015 Study on Privacy & Data Security of Healthcare Data makes one point crystal clear: healthcare organizations must do more to... More
July 29, 2015 | John Halamka
As we envision the next generation of electronic tools, support for team-based care with handoff management and closed-loop communication among the stakeholders will be... More
July 28, 2015 | Frank Ingari
Here's a hint: MA is the only national program that engages payers, providers and consumers to support all three elements of the Triple Aim. More
July 27, 2015 | Daniel Finke
Creating a sustainable business model in the era of value-based payments depends not only on transforming, but also on growth. To enable it, providers can align the... More

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July 24, 2015 | Mark Byers
As healthcare organizations scramble to meet the progressively more ambitious data exchange thresholds of Meaningful Use, many are focusing on electronic health record... More
July 23, 2015 | Dan Waldinger
In the past, IT was often viewed as a cost center. But today's healthcare IT professionals are business-savvy executives responsible for bottom-line results. They... More
July 23, 2015 | John Halamka
John Halamka, MD, discusses how he is using patient-generated healthcare data in his own care management activities. More
July 22, 2015 | Tom Giannulli, MD
There are many tools and features that patients want, but for practices to get the most from them, they need to be a part of a larger platform and integrate with other... More
July 22, 2015 | Irv Lichtenwald
The information has to be there. It has to be accurate. And someone has to take action. This definition of accountability, which healthcare currently grapples with and... More