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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

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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
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

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July 14, 2015 | Mary A. Chaput
The massive data breach at the Office of Personnel Management has already brought down director Katherine Archuleta and launched a class-action lawsuit by the American... More
July 13, 2015 | John Trader
As more healthcare organizations employ cloud software-as-a-service solutions to leverage their elasticity, scalability and ease-of-access, questions arise as to how... More
July 09, 2015 | Michael Simon
Health organizations are often moving too quickly from EHR implementation to population health and risk-based contracts, glossing over (or skipping entirely) the crucial... More
July 08, 2015 | Chris Bowen
Millions of Americans now victims of medical identity theft. Who are the criminals behind this digital era crime wave? A foray into the online black market for stolen... More
July 07, 2015 | Kurt Hagerman
Many organizations do a decent job of limiting access to data and systems for their general user population. When it comes to privileged access, however, most simply... More