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Majority of Healthcare Organizations Witnessed Cyberattacks Last Year

Cybersecurity is a big deal for healthcare providers. 

A study by the Ponemon Institute found that 62 percent of executives experienced a cyberattack and more than half of those lost patient data last year. As security concerns grow so does protection spending. The average annual spend on IT rose from $23 million in 2016 to $30 million, with more of that going towards cybersecurity efforts. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Women and Non-White Health IT Professionals Make Less than Their Male Counterparts

One of the most important things to come from HIMSS is the healthcare industry research the organization releases each year. One of the most intriguing reports from this year’s batch is a study featuring information about gender and racial pay gaps in health IT. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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4 Key Takeaways from HIMSS18

Earlier this month, healthcare companies and thought leaders met at the annual Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society in Las Vegas.

HIMSS is one of the industry’s most influential health information and technology events, featuring informative sessions, cutting-edge product displays, and superior networking opportunities.

In case you missed it, here are 4 key takeaways from HIMSS18: [cont...]

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Employers and Insurers Expect Telehealth to Rise in 2018

Good news, as reports suggest that telemedicine use is surging. Health insurance company, Oscar Health, says 32 percent of its members used telehealth services in 2017 compared to 17 percent the prior year.  [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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CISOs Top Concerns Identified and Phishing Scams Are the Primary Fear

A recent study by the Ponemon Institute says Chief Information Security Officers, or CISOs, are concerned about falling victim to a cybersecurity attack. Almost 70 percent of CISOs said they feel their organization will face a data breach in 2018. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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AI Is Quickly Coming to Healthcare

Do you care about artificial Intelligence? What about machines learning and cognitively “thinking” for themselves; perhaps replacing humans in certain parts of the healthcare sector? If you don’t care now, you might care soon. As there is clear evidence that artificial intelligence is a surging market. In fact, developments in AI technology are opening new possibilities in nearly every sector in nearly every industry. 

Simply put, AI is becoming a big deal. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Report: Healthcare Websites Attacked by Hackers More than Any Other Sector

Security breaches and data theft continue to be relevant topics for all those involved in healthcare. Unfortunately, the threat of data breaches is not going to disappear. Providers, practices, and health systems must take the issue seriously, and there's a new area of tech space to focus attention on — your web applications [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Interoperability More than Machines Talking Together

Despite the continual chorus of voices singing to the rafters about the need for interoperability capabilities in healthcare – and while there has been quite some progress in that direction recently – it appears that those efforts have remained largely focused on finding and transmitting information, but not on usability. This is according to new research published by Health Affairs. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Study: Patient scheduling technology may reduce practice inefficiencies

In what’s likely a pretty self-serving study, ZocDoc found that the average wait time for new patients using an online medical scheduling system was almost eight days to schedule an appointment compared to the national 24-day average. Additionally, this specific research seems to indicate that 11 percent of new patient appointments are booked on the same calendar day, and nearly 40 percent are booked within the next three calendar days. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Why blockchain could be a game changer for healthcare

Ask any number of healthcare professionals what the term “blockchain” means and the answers will likely vary by the number of persons asked, but, nevertheless, the concept is coming to healthcare. And not just in small trickles, but flowing so quickly it can’t be ignored.

First, let’s take a look at what blockchain is so that we’re all singing from the same song sheet. According to Investopedia, a “blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions.  [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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