Healthcare Consumers Want Personalized Experiences

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A survey that Redpoint Global conducted with Dynata of more than 1,000 US healthcare consumers found:

 •  57% of healthcare consumers think retailers and/or financial services are better at providing personalized omnichannel experiences than healthcare
 •  29% said they expect frictionless check-in experiences across apps/phone calls/in-office
 •  34% expect data inputs in a healthcare portal (health history, surveys, insurance information, etc.) to
    reach providers
 •  24% of respondents said they did not utilize any sort of digital communication with providers during
    the pandemic
 •  14% said they had no contact with any healthcare provider during the same timeframe

Source: Redpoint Global, December 7, 2021

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7 PREDICTIONS: Health Information Technology in 2022

Seven predictions for healthcare technology trends in 2022

In the wake of a pandemic, shifting care delivery models, and a surge of clinical content, Wolters Kluwer healthcare experts have identified seven healthcare technology trends for 2022.

 1. Building trust in an age of digital information overload
 2. Telemedicine becomes a fixture of the healthcare landscape
 3. Resilience is key to retaining the nursing workforce
 4. Unstructured health data helps researchers build health equity
 5. AI reduces healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)
 6. Quality improvement accelerates evidence to implementation
 7. Virtual simulation and technology transforms nursing education

Source: Wolters Kluwer. November 8, 2021.

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66% of Nurses Expressed Consideration to Leave The Profession

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66% of Nurses Expressed Consideration to Leave The Profession

A survey of 570 nurses between May and June 2021 found:

 •  66% of nurses expressed some level of consideration to leave the profession.
 •  97% of polled participants agree, that increases to pay rates and other incentives would attract and retain nurses.
 •  58% agree that tele-health should be a cornerstone of care delivery.
 •  85% believe that we must improve cross training to adapt to crisis events.
 •  85% strongly believe national licensure would have greatly benefited the country during the pandemic.

Source: Cross Country Healthcare via Businesswire, December 1, 2021

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Dodging an Embarrassing Question about Electronic Dental Records

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Dental Care Alliance Data Breach Impacts More Than 1 Million Patients

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Sarasota, FL-based Dental Care Alliance, LLC, a dental support organization with more than 320 affiliated dental practices across 20 states, has been hacked and the protected health information of more than a million individuals has potentially been compromised. The breach occurred on September 18, 2020, was detected on October 11, and was contained on October 13.”

Steve Alder

[HIPAA Journal – December 10, 2020]

LINK: https://www.hipaajournal.com/dental-care-alliance-data-breach-impacts-more-than-1-million-patients/

Currently I am in conversation on LinkedIn with a Chief Information Officer for an IT firm. He assures me that the cloud is more secure than paper dental records stored in heavy and loud metal filing cabinets, but cannot say why.

Meanwhile, I have never heard of a million paper dental records being stolen in one heist. Wouldn’t that require a truck or two? What’s more, once the thieves escape to their hideout, someone will have to enter the data onto computers – while struggling to interpret bad handwriting.

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PODCAST: Augmenting Physicians with Artificial Intelligence

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Well-Ai: Augmenting Physicians with AI

Artificial intelligence is all around us. From self-driving cars to shopping suggestions and everything in between.

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PODCAST: Healthcare, the Digital Eco-System and the Stock Market?

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Investment guru Jim Cramer says buy stocks along the digitization of everything”.

But – Even Healthcare?

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PODCAST: Lessons for [physician] Investors: The Trial of Theranos Founder ELIZABETH HOLMES

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Wofür R&D Jahre benötigt, braucht künstliche Intelligenz wenige Minuten“

Elizabeth Holmes has no idea how much damage she has done with Theranos. As I often wrote, for digital technologies to gain ground and become part of our everyday lives, we need not only technological solutions but a cultural paradigm shift. Holmes rolled a massive rock in front of it.

Similarly, Facebook’s data privacy practices do not increase people’s confidence in the company’s products. All the scandals that have surrounded the social network could backfire when Facebook wants to step into healthcare – and this is exactly what we wrote about in our latest article, Is There A Place For Facebook In Healthcare? In it, we looked at what Facebook currently does in medicine and evaluated whether those are viable ways to follow in the future.

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PODCAST: The Growing Tele-Medicine Adoption

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What is Telemedicine?

Even Through the Waxing and Waning of the Pandemic Over the Subsequent Months, Consumers Are Still 4X More Likely to Use Telemedicine Than They Were Previously.

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DICTIONARY: Health Information Technology and Security

Review

This is a handy, word-packed reference book with health information technology terminology of the past, present, and future. The paperback book is small and compact in size but amazingly full of words, abbreviations, and even names of leaders in the health information technology industry. While any book like this will require updating on a periodic basis, many of the terms will remain relevant for a good period of time. I found the dictionary very useful and recommend it as a good addition to the reference shelf in the office or library.

Doody’s Book Review

From the Back Cover

Over 10,000 Detailed Entries!

“”There is a myth that all stakeholders in the healthcare space understand the meaning of basic information technology jargon. In truth, the vernacular of contemporary medical information systems is unique, and often misused or misunderstood? Moreover, an emerging national Heath Information Technology (HIT) architecture; in the guise of terms, definitions, acronyms, abbreviations and standards; often puts the non-expert medical, nursing, public policy administrator or paraprofessional in a position of maximum uncertainty and minimum productivity ?The Dictionary of Health Information Technology and Security will therefore help define, clarify and explain…You will refer to it daily.””


– Richard J. Mata, MD, MS, MS-CIS, Certified Medical Planner? (Hon), Chief Medical Information Officer [CMIO], Ricktelmed Information Systems, Assistant Professor Texas State University, San Marcos

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PODCAST: Health Tech Faves & Investment Trends from Entrepreneurs

START-UPS AND INNOVATIONS

Health tech investment raced ahead in 2020. Join innovation insiders for a discussion on new health technologies, health-care’s digital transformation timeline, and what to expect for mid- to long-term health tech investment.

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DICTIONARY: Health Information Technology and Security

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What is a CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK, Doctor?

CDNs and What They Mean to Physicians

BY J.M.

[Anonymous IT Expert]

DOCTOR – Do you like the internet? Do you use EMRs/EHRs? Do you like fast internet? Of course you do.

But, without a strong infrastructure of content delivery networks (CDNs), website loading times would be too slow to stream tele-health/tele-medicine visits or tela-radiology services; not to mention Netflix, or argue with Reddit strangers or your patients; etc.

CDNs are geographically distributed networks of servers that handle processing and speed up internet delivery. In practice, CDNs make website content like HTML pages, JavaScript files, style-sheets, images, and videos load faster. They also reduce bandwidth costs, handle more traffic, and provide a little security protection. 

  • CDNs don’t actually host web content, but instead keep cached versions of it at the ready in edge servers. 

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Fastly is one of a number of significant CDN providers that help form the infrastructure of the internet. And while the outage shows the breadth of its reach, it’s far from the biggest player—Akami, Cloudflare, and Amazon CloudFront take up 75% of revenue in CDN space, per Intricately.

But Fastly, one of the world’s largest cloud computing companies itself, just had an outage that shut down its CDN service, affecting major websites including the New York Times, HBO Max, and the British government’s homepage. 

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HIT Improves Healthcare Data Quality?

Effective forms management improves healthcare data quality

Shahid Shah | Health Data Management Conferences

By Shahid N. Shah

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Dr. David Edward Marcinko; MBA

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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine!

AI in Medicine – Who is Responsible?

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https://qz.com/1905712/when-ai-in-healthcare-goes-wrong-who-is-responsible-2/

 

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Digital Health Update 2020-2021

Dear David,

For many companies, 2020 has been a devastating year due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the same can be said for the digital health sector, the pandemic has also paved a way to unexpected and extraordinary business opportunities in 2021.

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Explore the top 5 business opportunities for digital health companies in 2021. Where is the money?

I am happy to share with you Ralf Jahns, MD of Research2Guidance latest opinion piece. If you have any questions or need more insights, facts or data to tailor the text and make it unique, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can arrange a short call with Mr. Jahns.

Thank you for your time.

Stay safe and healthy.

With warmest regards,
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Digital Health Funding 2020

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The Heart of the Health Care Enterprise

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The 10 Worst Technologies of the 21st Century?

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The latest issue, MIT Technology Review revealed 10 breakthrough technologies, chosen by Bill Gates, that he thinks will change the world for the better. We thought it only fair (and fun) to come up with a corresponding list of 10 “bad” technologies.

A hard choice: What makes them bad? Well, it could be because they fail to achieve good aims, or succeed in wicked ones. They could be harmful, flawed, or ahead of their time.

Sad: The Segway turned out to be an expensive scooter that makes you look silly. Google Glass, on the other hand, makes the list as a decent technology that just lacked decent enough uses when it launched.

Bad: Electronic voting made the cut for making elections more vulnerable. The CRISPR babies born in November 2018 are on there too, because indiscriminate uses of the technology should worry us. Data trafficking, where our data is shared and used without our control, is undermining freedom and democracy—it had to be one there.

Mad: Of course, some inventions have no redeeming features whatsoever. May we present: selfie sticks.

AssessmentRead the full list here.

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What are the Most Impactful Technologies in Healthcare Today?

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Healthcare consumers show mounting interest in virtual, on-demand care
Fierce Healthcare, August 14, 2017

Transforming the mHealth Experience With Digital Health Assistants
HIT Consultant, August 14, 2017

Google buys smartphone health monitoring startup Senosis
Pharma Phorum, August 14, 2017

Could Trump’s Opioid Emergency Boost Telemedicine, mHealth Use?
mHealth Intelligence, August 11, 2017

Trump Administration Takes on VA Telehealth Opportunities
The Natonal Law Review, August 11, 2017

More and more businesses are offering telehealth services as an employee benefit
MedCity News, August 9, 2017

VR Glasses Give Doctors a New mHealth Tool to Treat Concussions
mHealth Intelligence, July 31, 2017

New Senate bill seeks to reduce restrictions on telemedicine use
MobiHealth News, July 31, 2017

The allure of health care for tech giants
Axios, July 20, 2017

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Health Information Technology [EMR] Update

2014 to 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

By D. Kellus Pruitt DDS

Three years ago

“When Patients Fear EHR – When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer. Many members of the public mistakenly believe electronic health records (ehrs) are less secure than paper files. Magnified by misinformation and political distortion of facts, an unnecessary fear has taken root in the minds of many consumers — often with serious consequences.” 

-Mansur Hasib

Cybersecurity Professional – Author and Speaker in commentary for informationweek, July 28, 2014

Http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/electronic-health-records/when-patients-fear-ehr/a/d-id/1297519

This week 

“Doctors claim medical records system puts patient safety at risk – PROBLEMS with Queensland Health’s electronic medical record system are angering health workers, with fed-up senior doctors circulating a document slamming the technology and those in charge of it.”

-Kara Vickery and Janelle Miles – The Courier-Mail, July 25, 2017.

Http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/doctors-claim-medical-records-system-puts-patient-safety-at-risk/news-story/dc18cb388552eb4d179629c298a28408

“300,000 records breached in ransomware attack on Pennsylvania health system – The breach on Women’s Health Care Group of Pennsylvania was discovered in May, but hackers had unauthorized access to the system as early as January.”

-Jessica Davis – Health Care IT News, July 26, 2017

Http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/300000-records-breached-ransomware-attack-pennsylvania-health-system

“HIPAA Data Breaches, Cyber Attacks Reported by 47% of Orgs – KPMG found that there was a 10 percentage point increase in reported HIPAA data breaches or cyber attacks from 2015 to 2017.”

-Elizabeth Snell – Health IT Security, July 27, 2017

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“Doctors frustrated that electronic records steal time from patients – Dr. Rebekah Gardner has to make a choice each time she sees a patient in her Rhode Island office: she can scroll computer screens and click boxes, or she can focus on the patient and take home the computer work.”

-Ronnie Cohen – Reuters, July 28, 2017

Http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-records-electronics-iduskbn1ad2gt

“Plastic Surgery Associates data breach: Patients’ records, payment card details possibly compromised – The company said it discovered that some of its systems were infected with ransomware in February.”

-Hyacinth Mascarenhas – International Business Times, July 29, 2017

Http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/plastic-surgery-associates-data-breach-patients-records-payment-card-details-possibly-compromised-1632555

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The Top Medical Specialties with the Biggest Potential in the Future

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Some say technology will replace 80% of doctors in the future. I disagree.

Instead, technology will finally allow doctors to focus on what makes them good physicians: treating patients and innovating, while automation does the repetitive part of the work.

While every specialty will benefit from digital health, some will especially thrive due to these innovations.

Here, I enlisted the medical fields with the biggest potential for development in the future. Read more.

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When Brian Hanley set out to test a gene therapy, he started with himself

When Brian Hanley set out to test a new gene therapy, he needed a subject. So, he started with … himself.

In a plastic surgeon’s office in Davis, California, Hanley had genes, which he had designed himself, injected into his thigh. The hope: they would make his body produce more of a potent hormone that would hopefully increase his strength, stamina, and life span.

Hanley has a PhD in microbiology, but his experiment is independent, unapproved by the FDA, and funded by savings. He claims to be “informed consent personified,” while ethicists argue that “experimenting with yourself is a very, very deep conflict of interest.”

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“Ransomware Attacks Can’t Hide from HIPAA Anymore – Hospital and health system executives are on notice: Come clean about ransomware attacks as early as possible or be prepared to face sanctions.”

By Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, July 19, 2016.

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Dean Sittig, a clinical informatics professor at University of Texas Health Science Center and the Houston UT-Memorial Hermann Center for Health Care Quality and Safety, tells HealthLeaders,

The new HHS guidance is going to really ratchet up people’s attention, because now you’re also talking about big fines from the government, as well as the effects of the ransomware.”

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Show Me the Money?

“Survey: Nearly Three Quarters of Physicians Say They Haven’t Seen ROI From Electronic Records.”

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Top 40 Medical Technology Trends

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EMR Security Risk [No protocol for physical emergencies]

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In the event of an emergency [likes now storm Jonas last week], a well defined contingency plan helps the team to allow for data restoration in addition to providing physical security. A contingency plan is usually used when there is an emergency, for example when there is an outage. During the crisis it is important that the doctors still have access to EMRs/ePHI so that the quality of care is not compromised.

Major Mitigation:

Based on the size of the physician’s practice, the contingency plans in place may vary. For small doctor’s offices, the whole staff may need to be involved in restoration. In the case of large physician practices, authorized personnel may need to be accompanied into the buildings by guards.

A contingency plan should be in place that ensures the right people have access to where the PHI is physically housed. This would mean that there needs to be procedures and processes that are well established so that in the case of an emergency, authorized people that have access can retrieve the PHI or even make a back up copy of the PHI data.

For example, this can mean bringing up the application in another data center if the primary data center housing the application becomes inaccessible. This should be done so that the physician’s have uninterrupted access to their patient’s PHI even in the event of an emergency.

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Assessment

Periodic third party audits of contingency plans and mock emergency drills can help ensure that this risk has been taken care of and mitigated.

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Emerging PATIENT Collaborative Medical Marketing Trends

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Given today’s economic and political environment, with its’ increasing competitive pressures, medical practices are focused more-than-ever on patient acquisition and patient retention. Modern medical practices are teaming together to offer comprehensive end-to-end solutions.

If you are partnering with other healthcare organizations to pool in your expertise, offer joint solutions and take up joint medical marketing and patient communications programs, be careful how you execute and about what you agree with your partners on sharing patient databases.

Policy

It is advisable to formulate a simple and clear privacy policy and adhere to that in the partnership agreements. Comply with the policy at all patient touch points. Communicate this very clearly with your partners and patients prominently in all your channels of communication. Inventory your data collection processes and gateways. Select appropriate projects to add security to your data across extended networks and partners.

Note there is no silver bullet to protect the privacy. Privacy compliance is as much a business issue as it is a technical issue, sometimes more so.

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Implications for Patient Strategies

While you are formulating and implementing privacy policies; you need to address the following questions:

  • Do your patients respond to your practice’s privacy strategy? It is not enough to have a privacy policy that is so confidential no one is aware of that. It is imperative for practices, once they implement their privacy strategies, to understand how patients are responding and loop the feedback to fine-tune policies accordingly.
  •  How do you consider the impact on the patient from every privacy decision you make? Every privacy decision made will impact the patient and your practice; but to what extent? How do you determine this impact? Some of them will be patient-facing and some will be in the back–end. This step is essential so that you can make appropriate decisions and make optimum usage of resources.
  • Will your medical practice operations support the privacy initiative? Privacy enablement requires resources and training with perhaps no immediate, apparent short-term value-add to the top-line or bottom-line. Medical practices that take a proactive view of privacy enablement as cost of doing business in the 21st century will benefit. Practices still need to adopt critical processes and technology that agree with their resources and gradually privacy enable in an incremental way.

Role of Technology

There is no technology silver bullet. Privacy enabling a practice is composed of elements of company loyalty towards patients, commitment to build long lasting and profitable patient management by building trust, and engaging cross-functional teams that can pick and deploy suitable data security across the network.

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Steps

Here are some salient steps for secure data management that affect technology choices of any medical practice:

  • Privacy-compliant database development – healthcare organizations have to “listen” and record what patients are saying, and if and how they prefer to be contacted, or not at all. All these details will have to be stored in a secure database, which is regularly refreshed with the outcome of practice communications with patient. This will be the central repository that the office draws upon to design and execute consistent and privacy enabled patient communications.
  • Protect the data across the practice, from group to group, area to area, or from network to network. It is not enough for a medical practice to protect data from external intruders, but also from internal data abusers. It is not enough that patient data is secure during transmission at the patient touch point. It also needs to be safe where it is stored. It is not unusual to have patient data stored or lying around where it is accessible by internal intruders. Therefore it is imperative for medical practices to go beyond traditional firewalls to have multi-layered security at the data level.

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About the lack of ePHI encryption in transmission and at rest?

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ePHI is vulnerable to be compromised in all the states it is in. Whether it is at rest (in databases and files), or in motion (being transmitted through networks), or in use (being updated, or read), or is disposed (discarded paper files or electronic storage media).

An extra layer of security

Using encryption puts an extra layer of security to ePHI because even if someone gains access or reads ePHI, if it is encrypted then the chances of ePHI getting compromised diminishes. It makes the data unreadable and unusable by unauthorized persons. When ePHI is transmitted through networks, it is possible that it will be accessed by unauthorized persons, thus compromising ePHI. These type of unauthorized access hacking may not be immediately known, but can cause many damages.

Major Mitigation

ePHI should be encrypted and there must also be reasonable and appropriate mechanisms in place to prevent access to ePHI so that it is not accessed by persons or software programs that have not been granted access rights.

There are many different encryption methods and technologies to encrypt data in motion (SSL, VPN) or at rest.

So, choose the methods and technologies that best meet the physician’s office requirements.

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Success criteria

A risk analysis/assessment reports will provide a clear indication of whether these type of risks exists or has been mitigated with appropriate controls.

Assessment

Auditing logs that track access to ePHI can be verified periodically to check if there has been unauthorized access by persons or software programs that have not been granted access rights.

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On the lack of encryption of ePHI in transmission and at rest

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Shahid N. Shah MS[By Shahid N. Shah MS]

ePHI is vulnerable to be compromised in all the states it is in. Whether it is at rest (in databases and files), or in motion (being transmitted through networks), or in use (being updated, or read), or is disposed (discarded paper files or electronic storage media).

Using encryption puts an extra layer of security to ePHI because even if someone gains access or reads ePHI, if it is encrypted then the chances of ePHI getting compromised diminishes. It makes the data unreadable and unusable by unauthorized persons. When ePHI is transmitted through networks, it is possible that it will be accessed by unauthorized persons, thus compromising ePHI. These type of unauthorized access hacking may not be immediately known, but can cause many damages.

Major Mitigation

ePHI should be encrypted and there must also be reasonable and appropriate mechanisms in place to prevent access to ePHI so that it is not accessed by persons or software programs that have not been granted access rights.

There are many different encryption methods and technologies to encrypt data in motion (SSL, VPN) or at rest. Choose the methods and technologies that best meet the physician’s office requirements.

Success criteria

The risk analysis/assessment reports will provide a clear indication of whether these type of risks exists or has been mitigated with appropriate controls.

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ABOUT 

Mr. Shahid N. Shah is an internationally recognized healthcare thought-leader across the Internet. He is a consultant to various federal agencies on technology matters and winner of Federal Computer Week’s coveted “Fed 100″ Award, in 2009. Over a twenty year career, he built multiple clinical solutions and helped design-deploy an electronic health record solution for the American Red Cross and two web-based eMRs used by hundreds of physicians with many large groupware and collaboration sites. As ex-CTO for a billion dollar division of CardinalHealth, he helped design advanced clinical interfaces for medical devices and hospitals. Mr. Shah is senior technology strategy advisor to NIH’s SBIR/STTR program helping small businesses commercialize healthcare applications. He runs four successful blogs: At http://shahid.shah.org he writes about architecture issues; at http://www.healthcareguy.com he provides valuable insights on applying technology in health care; at http://www.federalarchitect.com he advises senior federal technologists; and at http://www.hitsphere.com he gives a glimpse of HIT as an aggregator. Mr. Shah is a Microsoft MVP (Solutions Architect) Award Winner for 2007, and a Microsoft MVP (Solutions Architect) Award Winner for 2006. He also served as a HIMSS Enterprise IT Committee Member. Mr. Shah received a BS in computer science from the Pennsylvania State University and MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland. 

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The Economic Impact of UnHealthy Bio-Metrics

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Are you a doctor or medical provider unhappy with your electronic health records system, or unable to share health data because of the actions of other organizations?

Or, are you a healthcare consumer who can’t access your EHRs? The feds want to hear from you.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has a new online complaint website, healthit.gov/healthitcomplaints. It is the first formal complaint process that ONC has had throughout the journey to EHR meaningful use.

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Source: Joseph Goedert, Health Data Management [9/18/15]

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Health Organizations Slammed by Cyber Breaches

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Last year, the FBI released a private notice to the healthcare industry warning providers that their cybersecurity systems are lax compared to other industries, according to Reuters.

The notice reportedly stated, “The healthcare industry is not as resilient to cyber intrusions compared to financial and retail sectors, therefore the possibilities of increased cyber intrusions is likely.”

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Considering the recent outbreak of major breaches affecting the industry, it appears that those concerns were warranted. The healthcare industry accounted for 43% of major data breaches reported in 2014, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.

While 2015 data are not yet available, the steady stream of cybersecurity breaches has continued, and many organizations have already reported major breaches. Here are 10 recent victims.

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“Physicians have more complex liability challenges to overcome in their lifetime, and less time to do it, than other professionals. Combined with a focus on practicing their discipline, many sadly fail to plan for their own future. They need trustworthy advice on how to effectively protect themselves, families and practice, from the many overt and covert risks that could potentially disrupt years of hard work. Fortunately, this advice is contained within Risk Management, Liability Insurance, And Asset Protection Strategies For Doctors And Advisors [Best Practices From Leading Consultants And Certified Medical Planners™].

Written by Dr. David Edward Marcinko, Nurse Hope Rachel Hetico and their team of risk managers, accountants, insurance agents, attorneys and physicians, it is uniquely positioned as an integration of applied, academic and peer-reviewed strategies and research, with case studies, from top consultants and Certified Medical Planners™. It contains the latest principles of risk management and asset protection strategies for the specific challenges of modern physicians. My belief is that any doctor who reads and applies even just a portion of this collective wisdom will be fiscally rewarded. The Institute of Medical Business Advisors has produced another outstanding reference for physicians that provide peace of mind in this unique marketplace! In my opinion, it is a mandatory read for all medical professionals.”

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