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Data Security Dilemma
March 3, 2015 12:09 PM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Jeff Margolis, chair and CEO, Welltok] Data, data, everywhere...the practical dilemma is that even as the increasing threat of data security challenges is hitting the front page, healthcare industry Read More...
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Patient Confidentiality and Social Media
April 26, 2013 11:22 AM by Kelly Wolfgang
Editor's note: This article was posted with permission from its author, Christine Gondos, Igloo Software. She can be reached at cgondos@igloosoftware.com . The fastpaced healthcare industry is continuously evolving -- whether it be newly released studies, Read More...
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Cloud Computing Meets HIPAA Omnibus: A Provider Checklist
March 26, 2013 12:08 PM by Adrianne OBrien
(Editor's Note: This guest blog was written by Frankie Rios, CISSP, VP information security and compliance, GNAX.) Cloud computing and storage is an undeniable migration path and IT strategy. Overall spending on cloud technology is expected to reach an Read More...
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Pharma: To Tweet, Or Not to Tweet?
August 14, 2012 11:42 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Chelsea Foster , a copywriter at DKI. Twitter has openly embraced the unimportant. It is the foundation upon which it was built in the first place. We all have that innate desire to inform the online eyes and ears Read More...
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The Trouble with Metadata and Health Privacy
June 13, 2012 11:27 AM by Rebecca Hepp
Advances in technology over the past decade have raised serious concerns for patient privacy, an issue that sparked an intense panel discussion at the Second International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy, held last week in Washington, DC. Panelists Read More...
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HRSA Enhances Organ-Donation Web Site
February 22, 2011 1:02 PM by Frank Irving
Agency also announces milestone in hospitals' donor-conversion rate. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which provides federal oversight and support for the nation's organ donation and transplantation network, has launched a new Read More...
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USDA Selects Grant Recipients Through Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program
February 2, 2011 10:06 AM by Frank Irving
Nearly $35 million in funding includes expansion of access to health care services in rural areas. On Jan. 24, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 106 projects in 38 states and one territory have been selected to Read More...
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CMS Expands and Updates Online Provider Directory
January 6, 2011 8:23 AM by Frank Irving
Site enables consumers to identify providers who accept Medicare-approved amount as payment in full, and those who participate in quality reporting system. On Dec. 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has expanded Read More...
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