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Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]


Opinions

Riding The Disruption Wave In Healthcare

May 1, 2018

Via: Forbes

When it comes to innovation, healthcare presents a paradox. It is both a hare and a tortoise. While life-altering breakthroughs in medical treatments can come at a rapid pace, improvements to the way healthcare is actually delivered often happen very […]


Featured

Self-Management is the New Key Word in Healthcare

April 9, 2018

Via: Natalie Dunn

Chronic diseases and conditions are now the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Health problems such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are not only prevalent and costly, but also preventable. […]


Opinions

Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare: Separating Reality From Hype

March 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

It’s impossible to read about the future of healthcare without encountering two pixilated vowels that, together, represent the hopes and fears of an industry seeking more intelligent solutions. Though the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around since 1956, […]


Data Security, Information Management

Most healthcare organizations have suffered data breaches, survey shows

March 12, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

While healthcare organizations spent more on information technology from 2016 to 2017, the number of cyberattacks also increased, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute. The healthcare organizations surveyed experienced an average of 16 cyberattacks each in 2017, […]


Opinions

Healthcare’s Artificial Intelligence Market May Hit $6 Billion

March 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

The move to population health and a greater acceptance of machines to help deliver medical care to patients will help turn artificial intelligence into a $6 billion market within three years, according to a new analysis. Accenture says healthcare’s artificial […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

Why Artificial Intelligence Could Fail Healthcare Providers in 2018

February 28, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds tremendous potential to transform care delivery by automating, augmenting and amplifying human labor in repetitive cognitive tasks. Just like any tool, however, it can be leveraged with improper or incomplete strategies and create more harm than […]


Opinions

Experts: Opioid Problem Difficult but Solvable

February 26, 2018

Via: MedPageToday

WASHINGTON — Healthcare professionals can improve patient screening for opioid abuse and better identify patients with opioid use disorder, experts said here Friday, recognizing that these efforts will be difficult. Speaking to a few dozen journalists at a day-long National […]


Opinions

Amazon looks to supply chain as possible entry point for healthcare

February 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

(Bloomberg)—Amazon.com may have big ambitions to shake up healthcare, but it appears to be starting small. The Internet giant is angling to become the go-to source for basic medical supplies such as latex gloves, bandages and sutures. While that’s not […]


Opinions

How we can fix our broken health-care system

February 14, 2018

Via: CNBC

What’s past is prologue. These words from William Shakespeare are on my mind as I conclude nearly 20 years of working in the nation’s dynamic health-care sector – both with the biotech company Celgene and as a board member for […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

CDC: Flu hospitalizations highest on record

February 5, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

This year’s flu season is shaping to become the worst in recent years, causing a record number of hospitalizations across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal officials don’t think the flu has peaked yet, […]


Opinions

Survey finds most physicians don’t think value-based payment models are the answer to healthcare woes

February 1, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

Most doctors don’t think that value-based payment models are the solution to cut healthcare costs and improve quality of care, according to a new survey. The survey by Leavitt Partners found that physicians, employers and healthcare consumers all agree that […]


Opinions

In Real Estate It Is Location, In Healthcare It Is Compliance

January 17, 2018

Via: Forbes

Pointing out that hospital supply chain management (SCM) practice has left a lot to be desired is about as insightful as suggesting that President Trump reconsider the urgency of his tweets. Amidst declining reimbursements, readmission penalties and a steady stream […]


Regulatory

Hospitals, Doctors Brace For Loss Of Children’s Health Funds

January 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

Providers of medical care are once again bracing for the loss of federal funding under the Children’s Health Insurance Program with the Republican-led Congress still unable to come up with a plan to fund it beyond March of this year. […]


Regulatory

CDC quietly postpones nuclear war prep briefing to focus on the flu epidemic instead

January 15, 2018

Via: FierceHealthcare

The nationwide flu epidemic has led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to postpone its planned briefing on preparation for nuclear war and replace the topic with how healthcare officials can respond to severe influenza. The previously scheduled briefing […]