Return On Investment For Implementing An Information Governance Program

When it comes to increasing your healthcare organization’s return on investment (ROI), implementing an information governance program might not be the first thing that comes into your mind. But did you know that information governance (IG) enables an organization to better achieve its goals and strategies with trusted, reliable information, resulting in a return on…

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Blockchain Health Information Exchange: A Healthcare Revolution?

Blockchain technology is a hot topic in the healthcare industry. It has the potential to transform healthcare by placing the patient at the center of the healthcare system and increasing the security, privacy, and interoperability of health data. The healthcare industry already has a similar platform called the health information exchange (HIE) that facilitates the peer-to-peer…

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Health Care, HIPPA And Cybersecurity: Keeping Patient Records Safe From Cyber-attacks

Every kind of medical facility is a potential target for cyber-attacks. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), passed by Congress in 1996, requires the protection and confidential handling of protected health information (PHI). This applies to all forms of PHI, including paper, oral, and electronic (ePHI). (source: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/formsandpubs/laws/hipaa/Pages/1.00WhatisHIPAA.aspx) In the past few years, hospitals…

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How Telehealth Is Impacting Health Care

What is telehealth? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines telehealth as “the use of telecommunications and information technology to provide access to health assessment, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, supervision and information across distance. Telehealth includes such technologies as telephones, facsimile machines, electronic mail systems, and remote patient monitoring devices which are used to…

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