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July 01, 2015 | John Halamka
Every leader is different and working for them requires an understanding of their preferences. John Halamka, MD, shares his advice on thriving in complex hierarchical... More

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July 01, 2015 | Jeff Peters
A robust data repository, or a health information exchange, can be the linchpin in sharing information across the care continuum and different care settings. Those... More
June 26, 2015 | Adam Winn
The equipment used in hospitals is often not user-serviceable and therefore often running out-of-date software or firmware. This creates a dangerous situation where... More
June 25, 2015 | Gary Glover
To reduce opportunities for hackers to succeed, healthcare entities must be proactive about protecting sensitive data across their organization. Security must be an... More
June 25, 2015 | Jeff Rowe
Fifty states plus the feds makes 51 sets of privacy rules many healthcare organizations have to take into account as they manage their digital information. More
June 23, 2015 | Rick Kam
Everyone involved in healthcare needs to know their responsibilities with regard to privacy and security, because everyone is potentially held accountable by customers,... More

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May 28, 2014 | Robert E. Watson
Big data is not new. Organizations have been working with large data sets for many years. What is unprecedented, however, is the volume and velocity of data now being... More
May 28, 2014 | John Halamka
Last week, I posted the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from CMS that offers flexibility to Meaningful Use attestation in 2014. Since then, I've received hundreds of... More
May 27, 2014 | Carl Natale
Let's forget about preparing for ICD-10 implementation for a minute. What if healthcare providers focused on improving clinical documentation? More
May 22, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
As it is throughout the world, health IT is spreading rapidly across the U.S healthcare system, but the nation's union of nurses says, at the very least, it's... More
May 21, 2014 | Gary Johnson
Effectively managing external business associates doesn't just apply to the HIPAA Omnibus rule. It also applies to meaningful use. More