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TECHNOLOGY

10 ways to improve patient data securityMore than 80% of security breaches result from human errors
Your Voice: I was hacked, tooThe article “I was hacked” (February 10, 2017) by Dr. George Ellis was quite timely.
How to protect your practice when data breach hits a partnerGood cybersecurity also means protecting patient data when it’s held by a business associate
Can virtual groups help independent practices?Viewed as a small-practice savior for data reporting, CMS has yet to reveal how they can assist with quality metrics
The key to making virtual visits a digital success
The key to making virtual visits a digital successPatients seek digital connections
Physicians: Make health IT user-friendly to improve care deliveryElectronic heath records (EHRs) and other forms of health information technology have the potential to significantly improve care delivery and patient outcomes. But that can’t happen until the technology becomes more user-friendly and patient-focused than it is today.
ACP urges collaborative action to put patients before paperwork
ACP urges collaborative action to put patients before paperworkInternists detail recommendations to reduce the burdens of EHRs, quality metrics and more
Top benefits and risks of sharing notes with patientsMedical note transparency can help patients and physicians communicate better, but many physicians remain tentantive
How to survive an EHR outageMost physicians have plans for responding to computer system failures, but many don’t revisit those disaster recovery/business continuity plans with any regularity.
What are small practices saying about telemedicine?While leaders in healthcare are pushing for an era of digital care, many providers on the frontlines have remained silent observers.