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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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June 03, 2015 | John Halamka
John Halamka, MD, discusses the issue causing providers anxiety and why Congress wants to intervene. More
June 02, 2015 | Richard Best
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... More
June 02, 2015 | Carl Natale
A quick way to strike fear in the hearts of many healthcare professionals is to talk about how many ICD-10 codes will be in play after Oct. 1. More
June 01, 2015 | Kimberly Danebrock
When social media is left unmonitored, medical offices face the very real risk of violating federal privacy laws by breaching patient confidentiality, which in addition... More
May 29, 2015 | Richard Pizzi
"Population health" is a term that is widely used in healthcare, but not universally understood. Various definitions emphasize outcomes, measurement or... More