Editorial

The Transportation Effect In Healthcare: Improving Population Health Through Better Access To Care – Health Article

Jul 32019 The Transportation Effect In Healthcare: Improving Population Health Through Better Access To Care By Hants Williams, director of clinical operations, VirtualHealth. Hants Williams The buzz around social determinants of health (SDoH) is making waves across the healthcare industry. Linked to roughly 80 percent of overall health, stakeholders are increasingly embracing the opportunity of addressing SDoH in care management workflows. SDoH are defined by Healthy People 2020 as the “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live,…

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Measles Epidemic Exposes Performance Gaps In U.S., Global Health Data Analytics – Health Article

Jun 62019 Measles Epidemic Exposes Performance Gaps In U.S., Global Health Data Analytics Measles continues to spread in the United States as health officials seek to stem the worst outbreak of the disease in decades. More than 700 cases have now been reported, about half if them involving children under the age of five.1 James D’Arezzo James D’Arezzo, CEO of Condusiv Technologies, says, “It is the job of our healthcare database networks to map a situation like this in order…

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Pillo Health Raises $11 Million In Series-A Funding from Stanley Black & Decker and Samsung Ventures – Health Article

Jun 62019 Pillo Health Raises $11 Million In Series-A Funding from Stanley Black & Decker and Samsung Ventures Pillo Health, a Boston-based technology company for patients managing their health at home, announced that is has secured $11 million in funding from leading venture investors to complete its Series-A round. The capital will be used to drive growth and innovation as Pillo Health builds out its voice-enabled medication and care management platform for the home. Six in 10 Americans live with…

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Healthcare Hacking Profitability and Prevention – Health Article

May 312019 Healthcare Hacking Profitability and Prevention By Ken Lynch, founder and CEO, Reciprocity Labs. Ken Lynch For decades now, hackers have been cashing in on financial data. The routine has been constant. A hacker finds their way into a site, steals financial information belonging to the site’s visitors then uses their personal information to create fake credit cards. These are then used to steal money from unsuspecting individuals. However, this trend hit a snag once financial institutions found ways of…

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Penalties For Violating HIPAA – Electronic Health Reporter – Health Article

May 242019 Penalties For Violating HIPAA By Ken Lynch, founder and CEO, Reciprocity Labs. Ken Lynch If your organization handles protected health information (PHI) or electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), you should be well aware of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act known commonly as HIPAA. The HIPAA compliance is regulated by the federal government and failure to comply with it can attract penalties. Additionally, non-compliance may have severe consequences! What are the penalties for HIPAA non-compliance? Congress enacted HIPAA…

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Can Precision Medicine Curb the Creation of Ineffective Blockbuster Treatments? – Health Article

May 222019 Can Precision Medicine Curb the Creation of Ineffective Blockbuster Treatments? By Alif Saleh, chief executive office, Scipher Medicine Alif Saleh With hundreds of thousands of clinical trials currently underway worldwide, we are continuously seeing innovation applied to how we treat and cure diseases, but the traditional four-phase method of getting there has not been updated since 1963. What makes this antiquated process for pharmaceutical companies and long wait time for patients in need worth it is the promise…

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How to Pay Medical Bills You Can’t Afford – Health Article

May 142019 How to Pay Medical Bills You Can’t Afford When you see a breakdown of your costs on a medical bill, you might be shocked at how the expensive costs add up. Even small things, like getting an ibuprofen, help rack up a huge total. If you don’t have insurance, or your insurance doesn’t fully cover the bill, it can be difficult to pay off. Medical bills are something many people struggle to pay for, and some even refuse…

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A Prescription for Better Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies In 2019 – Health Article

Feb12 A Prescription for Better Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies In 2019 By Brian Wells, chief technology officer, Merlin International. Brian Wells I hope healthcare organizations delivered lots of TUMS and Advil to their beleaguered cybersecurity teams as a holiday bonus in 2018 – and maybe even a masseuse! With an overload of alerts, attacks and system compromises, it’s safe to say that working in a security operations center (SOC) can take both a mental and physical toll: From 2010 to 2017,…

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Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule – Health Article

Feb11 Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule Following the release of its proposed new rules designed to improve the interoperability of electronic health information, members of leadership from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a call to provide additional detail about the proposed rule, and to answer questions from the media. The following includes the key takeaways from the officials hosting the call. Seema Verma Seema Verma, Administrator, CMS CMS shares a commitment…

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The Importance of Protecting Medical Cannabis Patient Records – Health Article

Feb11 The Importance of Protecting Medical Cannabis Patient Records As of 2019, the voters in 33 American states have passed some form of legislation allowing the use of medical marijuana. 10 of them have gone so far as to legalize the recreational use of the drug. In late 2018, the U.S. government re-classified hemp — the subspecies of cannabis lacking significant concentrations of the compounds responsible for the psychoactive effects associated with the plant – from a controlled substance to…

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