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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

Health Care: Providers not Proactive When Managing IT and Security

By Dick Weisinger

Health care providers are stuck in low gear in managing IT and security, according to to a report by Black Book that summarizes expected health care trends in 2017. Some of Black Book’s predictions for 2017 include: Hospitals and health