When it comes to highly sensitive health situations, patients' privacy and security is a top concern. The recent spread of Ebola shows why healthcare organizations need to have plans in place.
While working on Wall Street, Laura Zubulake dealt with information convergence and governance, later becoming a key player in landmark opinions on preservation of electronically stored information. In an interview published this week in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association, Zubulake spoke about her experiences and how they translate to healthcare.
As hospitals and healthcare organizations adopt new ways to store and share data, privacy and security of the information is a top priority--and with that comes de-identification of data.
In the push to beef up security in healthcare, it's better to focus on security skills over healthcare experience if it comes down to hard choices between the two in hiring executives, writes security expert and author Mansur Hasib.
The ECRI has issued a guidebook to help hospitals address what the institute has deemed a top health technology hazard, alarm fatigue.
When prices for surgery and other medical procedures rise above what a patient can afford, they may find a cheaper deal online--but some physicians are critical of the practice.
Organizations juggling having a fee-for-services business model while implementing value-based programs may face obstacles when it comes to interoperability and health information exchanges, Brian Ahier, director of standards and government affairs at Medicity.
Primary care practices require sustained, focused efforts to effectively incorporate health IT into their work to improve care, according to a case study of practices in the Colorado Beacon Consortium.
Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin found electronic reminders an effective way to get patients to adhere to a preadmission antiseptic showering regimen shown to help reduce risk of surgical site infections.
When it comes to relationships between health IT vendors and clients, there are many ways to ensure they are positive for both parties involved.