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August 27, 2015 | Irv Lichtenwald
While we continue to ask the specific question, "Are you happy with your EHR?", maybe we don't consider often enough the general frustration of digitizing... More

Recent Posts

August 26, 2015 | Rick Kam
In many organizations today, incident response is run like a relay race, typically starting with information security and with each response function handing off to the... More
August 25, 2015 | Tim Cannon
Facing a new EHR implementation is like facing the bogeyman of health IT. Transition to a new system can be a nightmare. But as technology advances, such a move can be a... More
August 20, 2015 | John Halamka
Stakeholders are gathering to discuss next year's priorities. John Halamka, MD, outlines what's top of mind for healthcare IT leaders. More
August 18, 2015 | Mac McMillan
Healthcare requires an informed balance between delivering care and protecting patient information. That is best achieved when both IT and security staff have a close... More
August 12, 2015 | Deborah Galea
Given that healthcare organizations must sometimes exchange sensitive patient data with external parties, how can they ensure that this is done safely, protecting... More

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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
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
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The equipment used in hospitals is often not user-serviceable and therefore often running out-of-date software or firmware.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