March 15, 2018
Two surveys released this week highlight the increasing importance of preventing, minimizing, and communicating—both internally and externally—about cybersecurity incidents, as the number of cyberattacks involving health care organizations continues to increase.
March 07, 2018
This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced two initiatives aimed at empowering patients by giving them access and control of their own medical data. MyHealthEData is an initiative intended to provide patients with electronic access to their own health records. Medicare’s Blue Button 2.0 is an initiative to provide Medicare beneficiaries with their medical claims data in a universal and secure digital format.
March 05, 2018
In the United States, adoption rates for electronic health records (EHR) have continued to increase due to federal regulations and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Program. EHRs are powerful tools available to hospitals and health systems to increase the quality of care to patients, and reduce the cost of providing that care.
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