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TECHNOLOGY

Data security: the 800-pound digital elephant in the room for physiciansAs you read this, someone somewhere is gaining unlawful entry to hundreds, possibly thousands, of patient records. And it could well be your patients’ data.
Top tips for protecting a practice from hackers
Top tips for protecting a practice from hackersA dedication to security efforts is the only way to keep patient data safe from outside threats
I followed all the rules and I still got hackedLast fall, on a typical busy Monday morning, with add-ons, walk-ins, and a packed schedule, I started to notice my computer network was sluggish and I was getting kicked off of my EHR several times throughout the day. We verified that there was no issue with our internet service provider, so I assumed that the sluggish network was a function of a busy Monday morning.
Wearables and EHRs: 5 essential questionsWearable fitness devices such as smartwatches, activity trackers and other biometric sensors continue to grow in popularity. Physicians must determine whether and how to incorporate device-generated data into their practice’s electronic health record (EHR).
Fancy cybersecurity is a joke, who needs it anyway?My patients' data will be safe, I'm not worried.
5 steps to take after your practice suffers a data breach Perhaps you thought it would never happen to an office your size, or that you were protected, but it’s happened anyway.
Have patient portals lived up to their potential?The technology delivers on some promised benefits, but more progress is needed to maximize its value to practices
MACRA cuts back health IT criteria for physicians
MACRA cuts back health IT criteria for physiciansMedicare reimbursement reform efforts bring pros and cons for healthcare technology use
Virtual visits boost primary care outcomes
Virtual visits boost primary care outcomesNurse practitioners and physician’s assistants have benefited primary care practices with their expertise for years, but they’re now reaching patients virtually, helping primary care practices in the process.
Everything doctors should know about ICD-10 glitch
Everything doctors should know about ICD-10 glitchCMS has announced a glitch in the quality reporting measures brought upon by the changes in the ICD-CM (Clinical Modification) and ICD-PCS (Procedural Coding System) updates that went into affect Oct. 1.