Practice Management

Obamacare pushed nonprofit hospitals to do good beyond their walls. Now what? March 17, 2017 | Kaiser Health News -
The community health needs assessment was part of the Affordable Care Act to ensure that nonprofit hospitals justify their tax exemption status, but as the Republicans look to repeal the law, that provision's future is uncertain.
Medical group datacenters: Gone in five years? March 13, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
Prominent technologists and executives are boldly predicting a widespread migration to cloud-based services for analytics, clinical decision support, even EHRs.
AHIMA publishes toolkit for HIPAA audits March 06, 2017 | Jack McCarthy - Contributing Writer
The External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit includes checklists and a master policy template for the privacy and security compliance program.
Security vendor finds more than 700,000 hacks happen every minute against healthcare entities February 16, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
Fortinet said the most interesting attacks involve Internet of Things devices and software.
CIO: Time to recognize that public clouds can be secure February 13, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
Chuck Podesta, chief information officer at the University of California at Irvine, said that executives should be pushing their teams to move faster on cloud migrations.
Hospitals worry ACA repeal would jeopardize innovations in care February 03, 2017 | Kaiser Health News -
The ACA has used financial incentives to encourage hospitals to experiment with ways to improve their care of patients, while reducing health care's cost. That sort of experimentation has included a sizable upfront investment by many hospitals.
Former Google employee launches what could become a practice of the future January 19, 2017 | Jack McCarthy - Contributing Writer
The startup, Forward, and its first doctors office intend to harness artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies to enhance the patient experience.
TheDarkOverLord hacks Indiana cancer agency January 19, 2017 | Jessica Davis - Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
Officials said they will not pay the criminal's demands of $43,000 in Bitcoin.
Emory Healthcare struck by ransomware attack January 06, 2017 | Jessica Davis - Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
Security specialists discovered a misconfigured MongoDB database that contained data from over 200,000 patients and other sensitive information.
athenahealth preparing EHR ROI guarantee for 2017 December 27, 2016 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
The cloud vendor's chief medical officer, Todd Rothenhaus, said it is preparing an ROI guarantee as it moves into the post-EHR era of population health and care coordination.
How electronic consultation and referral systems can help curb physician burnout December 27, 2016 | Chris Nerney - Contributing Writer
With three different eCR models, providers can choose the model that best suits their needs and addresses specialty care delivery challenges.
Buyers guide to cloud computing December 19, 2016 | Ephraim Schwartz - Contributing Writer
We dive into infrastructure-as-a-service from eight leading vendors, including Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft.
27 hot health IT tools to watch in 2017 December 19, 2016 | Mike Miliard - Contributing Editor
Healthcare organizations revealed plans to buy these existing and emerging technologies in the year ahead.
Hit by a health data breach? Don't panic December 09, 2016 | Jessica Davis - Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative CEO Micki Tripathi shared lessons learned -- the hard way -- after a lost laptop exposed patient data.
Update: HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum kicks off December 02, 2016 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
Experts will convene at the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News event to discuss best practices for cybersecurity, fending off attackers, sharing threat intelligence, learning from the dark web, grappling with budget realities and more.
Symantec says group behind prevalent malware now taking aim at healthcare providers November 23, 2016 | Jack McCarthy - Contributing Writer
The reason? Health data is more valuable than other sectors and providers commonly use less-secure legacy systems.
Retail clinics driving down ER visits? Not so much, study says November 18, 2016 | Kaiser Health News -
Insurers and employers have tried to nudge consumers toward using retail health clinics for minor incidents, but new research found a very slight decrease in ED visits, and even that is only among privately insured patients.
ECRI lists 10 technology hazards for 2017 November 11, 2016 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
The annual report is a guide to help providers take safety precautions.
Superbug linked to four deaths in the U.S. November 04, 2016 | Kaiser Health News -
The fungus, called Candida auris, preys on the sickest patients and can spread in hospitals.
Practices embrace cloud computing for security, telehealth October 31, 2016 | Sherree Geyer - Contributing Writer
Cost-savings and efficiencies are making the model attractive for medical practices, an expert said. Backup and disaster recovery are other areas gaining traction among providers.