Erin McCann | May 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Quality and Safety
Steve Shirley, chief information officer at the 350-bed Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, has been in information technology for some 35 years. And, as he sees it, mHealth is bringing some exciting things to his hospital, but there are also some... More
Erin McCann | May 21, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
It took a health insurance company almost a year to notify some 1.1 million of its members that their personal data had been swiped by hackers. What's more, the cyberattack wasn't even detected in-house. More
CHICAGO | Erin McCann | May 20, 2015 | 16:33 PM | Business Intelligence, Accountable Care, Analytics
Chicago's Advocate Health Care has 13 hospitals and one of the largest accountable care organizations in the U.S. With population health management at the center of ACO success, it is well acquainted with using analytics for quality improvement. More
Erin McCann | May 19, 2015 | 11:14 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
A trigger tool developed to scan the electronic medical record of pediatric patients was able to identify that 45 percent of patient medical errors that caused harm were preventable. More
Erin McCann | May 14, 2015 | 16:02 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
To date, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has paid out more than $30 billion in EHR incentive cash to hospitals and providers that meet meaningful use requirements. Check out our breakdown of these payments by hospital and provider type, as... More
Erin McCann | May 14, 2015 | 10:59 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Two big-name California health systems have officially signed on with the San Diego Health Connect health information exchange, a deal poised to put an additional 2.7 million patients on the network. More
Erin McCann | May 13, 2015 | 11:11 AM | Privacy & Security
If you haven't gotten serious about data cyberattacks at your organization, now's the time to do so. Because they're about to hit companies worldwide with a $2.1 trillion price tag. More
Erin McCann | May 11, 2015 | 11:03 AM | Privacy & Security, Workforce, Compliance & Legal
When it comes to healthcare data security breaches, law firms can offer firsthand insight into what they see from their clients. A new report sheds light on the No. 1 cause of security incidents for which companies sought legal guidance. More
Erin McCann | May 7, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
Healthcare security professionals, listen up: This year, for the first time ever in a Ponemon Institute data breach report, cyberattacks topped the list as the No. 1 cause of healthcare breaches, surpassing all other categories. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | May 6, 2015 | 11:16 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
The IT infrastructure office at the Department of Health and Human Services has some serious security problems. This after the office received a less than satisfactory security report card from the Office of Inspector General this week. More
Erin McCann | May 5, 2015 | 11:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
If you were just getting used to CMS' electronic clinical quality measures, get ready for its annual update after the federal government recently announced measure changes for the 2016 reporting period. More
Erin McCann | May 4, 2015 | 10:37 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation
Every 60 seconds, 232 computers are infected with malware; 12 websites are successfully hacked; more than 571 new websites are created, and 204 million emails are sent. Combine this with the fact that on the black market, medical records are worth $60,... More