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EHRs: Success or Failure? Verdict is Still Out

By Dick Weisinger

EHR, electronic health records, were positioned as being a major tool for helping reduce health care costs and optimize the entire health system. Have EHRs worked? Right now, the answer still depends on who you talk with. First, let’s look

Health Care: Electronic Health Records (EHR) Fail to Reduce Administrative Costs

By Dick Weisinger

Healthcare providers were requried to adopt electronic health records (EHR) by January 1, 2014 in order to continue to qualify for Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement. EHRs were promoted as a way to improve quality and minimize risk and fraud, but

Smart Hospitals: Digitizing the Health Care Experience

By Dick Weisinger

Hospitals are are adopting digital technologies in an effort to modernize, to become more efficient operationally, and most importantly, to provide better patient care.  They are attempting to become what some are calling “smart hospitals.” Frost & Sullivan says that

Health Care: While Electronic Health Records Failed, Analytics May Succeed

By Dick Weisinger

In 2009, as part of an effort to rebuild American infrastructure, the “Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act” went into effect.  One major goal of the law was to improve healthcare by digitizing health records. Eight years

Healthcare and Security: Third-Party Medical Devices Often Provide Point of Entry

By Dick Weisinger

Cyber attacks continue to plague health care organizations. In 2016 there was a 63 percent increase in major attacks against health care providers.  Among all HIPAA data breaches, cyber attacks against health care providers now account for nearly a third