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Researchers explore patient-doctor conversations, best practices linked to opioid tapering

December 15, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Increased scrutiny of opioid prescribing for patients with chronic pain has led providers and healthcare organizations to consider opioid-dose reductions, known as tapering. Such actions can precipitate communication challenges for primary-care physicians. A new study, published in The Journal of […]


Opinions

Consumers who froze their credit reports could hit a glitch enrolling in insurance

December 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Some Americans who froze their credit reports following the big data breach this year at the credit-rating firm Equifax may be in for a surprise if they try to purchase insurance on the federal health law’s marketplaces. That freeze could […]


Data Security, Information Management

7 Tips for Secure BYOD in Healthcare

December 7, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

It’s So Easy to Infiltrate If endpoint security – especially for smartphones – wasn’t a top-of-mind issue for healthcare IT leaders before, it certainly is now. I’ve spoken with numerous customers who struggle with it and are asking for guidance. […]


Data Security, Information Management

Tech giants create clouds to storm into healthcare

December 1, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

There is a paradigm shift in how tech giants perceive the healthcare environment as they move into medtech. Companies such as Verily, Apple, Samsung, and IBM are at the forefront venturing into the healthcare space. These companies are entering the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Sophisticated 3D modeling plays growing role in healthcare

November 29, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Treating a pediatric patient who had undergone numerous procedures over 10 years, Dianna Bardo, MD, used a three-dimensional model as part of her explanation of what was causing the chronic condition and next steps in treating it. The child’s mother […]


Opinions

Parents are not liable for medical debts of adult children on shared insurance

November 28, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Are parents responsible for adult children’s medical debts? Should people squeeze in appointments and expensive procedures before year’s end because of changes that might come with the GOP tax bill? Should consumers pay a broker to help them enroll in […]


Data Security, Information Management

Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Protenus researchers pulled and analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Health and […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

Banner Health hits snags migrating two hospitals from Epic to Cerner EHR

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation onto a Cerner EHR. “On October 1, our transition to Cerner […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

New method offers better way to measure effectiveness of complex healthcare interventions

November 20, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A new statistical technique offers a better way to gauge the effectiveness of complex healthcare interventions. The method, developed by KAUST biostatistician Hernando Ombao and his colleagues Maricela Cruz and Miriam Bender from the University of California, allows health policy […]


Opinions

Vaccines in the Aging Population

November 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Why are we discussing vaccines in the aging population? The World Health Organisation marked World Pneumonia Day on November 12th to promote interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia. The condition is a worldwide killer affecting people of all […]


Data Security, Information Management

New malware hijacks contact addresses to send phishing emails

November 10, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

A new Trojan horse malware gambit appears to be expanding into the healthcare sector, threatening to use an organization’s stored email addresses as a platform to send out seemingly legitimate phishing emails. The innovative spear phishing emails are distributing Ursnif, […]


Data Security, Information Management

5 steps healthcare organizations should take in response to data security breach

November 7, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Healthcare security breaches have been on the rise in recent years. In 2016 alone, more than 27 million patient records were compromised as part of 450 data security breach incidents. And 2017 isn’t looking much better, with several large breaches […]


Opinions

Why You Want To Become A Patient At A Concierge Medical Practice

November 6, 2017

Via: Forbes

Concierge medicine is booming. The number of concierge physicians continues to increase in large part due to patent demand. In evaluating this trend the appeal of concierge healthcare appeals for some core reasons. According to Jeffrey Friedman M.D., Director of […]


EHR & EMR

The Value of EMRs: Broken Promise or Unintended Consequences?

November 6, 2017

Via: HitConsultant

In the world of healthcare many are tempted to believe in panaceas. There will be a magic bullet that finally cures the worst diseases. There will be a regulatory fix that will bring greater benefits to more people at reduced […]


Innovation, Opinions, Patient Experience

Rising health insurance costs frighten some early retirees

November 1, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Don and Debra Clark of Springfield, Mo., are glad they have health insurance. Don is 56 and Debra is 58. The Clarks say they know the risk of an unexpected illness or medical event is rising as they age and […]