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TECHNOLOGY

Why is EHR use dropping?
Why is EHR use dropping?A new report shows office-based physician EHR use has dipped below 60%
Telemedicine boosts patient engagement, should remain priority for physicians
Telemedicine boosts patient engagement, should remain priority for physiciansConsumers don’t think twice about using an ATM or firing up Amazon to buy anything and everything, but engaging with their physicians via telemedicine—two-way video, emails, smartphones, wireless tools—is not yet a natural instinct.
Top 6 ways to protect medical devices from hackersEvery device with a wireless internet connection can potentially be broken into, and studies show that 1 in 4 people has been hacked. Over the past few years, white hat hackers have breached a variety of medical devices, proving that a skilled hacker could gain access to medical equipment and wreak havoc from a remote location.
It's time to get doctors out of EHR data entry
It's time to get doctors out of EHR data entryThere was a day when medical transcription was neat and clean. A doctor dictated what happened during an exam and a transcriptionist accurately typed each detail into the patient’s record. Each future encounter built on that record, a detailed history meant to ensure quality care. It wasn’t a perfect system, but it worked.
How to make population health workExperts explore the operational requirements, from care coordination to patient engagement.
7 telemedicine myths debunkedThe market for telemedicine is big and growing, yet despite the growth in telemedicine, many physicians resist it.
How to find the right tech tools for population managementElectronic health record systems were not designed for population health, but help is on the way.
Tough questions to ask vendors about HIPAA compliance
Tough questions to ask vendors about HIPAA complianceThe cloud revolution has many wonderful advantages such as lower costs, faster ROI and more powder in the hands of customers. However, when using cloud services your company data is no longer hosted on your physical IT infrastructure so there are some new legal and technical issues that have to be addressed.
NY doctors scramble to adopt e-prescribing to combat abuse, fraud
NY doctors scramble to adopt e-prescribing to combat abuse, fraudPhysicians in New York state have put away their pen and paper method of prescribing in exchange for electronic scripts—many just in time to meet the state requirement.
How to prevent malpractice lawsuits due to EHR errors
How to prevent malpractice lawsuits due to EHR errorsThe rise of electronic health records that don’t always work well can lead to liability risks if managed incorrectly.