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Big Data, Pregnancies & the Inconceivable
February 18, 2016 11:23 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras Have you ever wondered if the term “conspiracy theorist” perhaps gets a bad rap? That may sound strange at first, but consider all of the science fiction and futuristic films you’ve watched or books you’ve read. More often than not, they’re Read More...
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Fit for Duty
January 28, 2016 2:21 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras There’s something tragically ironic about decrying government surveillance programs like the NSA or defending encryption in 2016. In a day and age where our personal information — name, address, email, phone number, geographic location Read More...
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Politics, Privacy and Pulling the Trigger
January 8, 2016 12:01 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras On Monday, January 4, 2016, President Obama spoke to the nation, as expected, and issued an executive order regarding gun safety and measures he feels will help to curb what he called the “epidemic of gun violence.” His address was heartfelt, Read More...
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Frenemies
December 31, 2015 12:07 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras There’s something all at once comforting and disconcerting about superhero comics and cartoons. While the black and white, good and evil dynamic depicted within most of them is indicative of childhood and that kind of clarity is something Read More...
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Is ‘High-Risk’ a Pandora’s Box?
November 25, 2015 8:54 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Tamer Abouras The brave new frontier of health information has largely been reached. Big Data is continually applied, at least in the rote process of storing medical records digitally, and the consequences of that trend are felt on a routine basis. Read More...
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Taking Action to Reduce Improper Payments
September 28, 2015 3:19 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
By Monique Pierce, Solutions Product Development at SCIO Health Analytics Healthcare Payers are under more pressure than ever before. Industry studies have estimated that payers could be losing in excess of $100B annually, due to fraud, waste and abuse Read More...
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CHIME Endorses Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
September 22, 2015 9:37 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
Information technology plays a central role in helping hospitals and other healthcare providers reach the Triple Aim - a better patient experience, improved population health and reduced per capita costs. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020, Read More...
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Healthcare CIOs Share Optimization Strategies
July 16, 2015 6:56 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
A report stemming from the annual Scottsdale Institute Spring CIO Summit in April suggests seven key takeaways CIOs need to consider then execute in order to maintain a successful optimization strategy within their health systems. 1. Work with the senior Read More...
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N.J. Breaches Shine Light on Patient Data Black Market
May 27, 2015 1:57 PM by ADVANCE Perspectives
Several published reports this week confirmed the data of about one million patients at New Jersey medical facilities has been compromised since 2009. According to a database kept by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, since 2009, there Read More...
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Most Healthcare Data Breaches Criminal Attacks
May 15, 2015 12:14 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
The healthcare industry is experiencing a surge in data breaches, security incidents, and criminal attacks—exposing milllions of patients and their medical records—according to the latest Ponemon Institute study, the " Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Read More...
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Mobile Health Can Dramatically Improve Outcomes
April 17, 2015 5:10 AM by ADVANCE Perspectives
As mobile technology becomes more commonplace in the healthcare industry, Panasonic’s National Healthcare Sales Manager, Jamil King, notes that “it’s clear we’re not the only ones excited about what new capabilities can come with the implementation of Read More...
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