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Are You Among Those Using Your EHR to Its Fullest Capacity?

Most hospitals and medical practices have implemented electronic health records, but even so we do wonder how the technology is being used, to what capacity and in what types of advanced ways. Given the chatter and the apparent success of the carrot-and-stick approach that meaningful use was, we know little about the use of the technology, so says the report, “Electronic health record adoption in US hospitals: the emergence of a digital “advanced use” divide” -- published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. [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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Medicare’s Telehealth Payment This Year Compared to 2016 As Market Finally Shifts

For those in telehealth, and for those who celebrate its victories, 2017 seems to be the year of its growth, as CMS reported a 28 percent increase over total 2016 payments for telehealth services under the Medicare program. What this means is that providers have adopted the technology and continue to successfully integrate telehealth services into their traditional healthcare delivery approaches, and are realizing payment opportunities both within the Medicare program and in other sources of revenue.  [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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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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Fancy Bear Release of Athletes Health Records Spark Broder Cybersecurity Conversations

Despite its name, the following news is not fancy, but it certainly is a bear, and despite the focus of the actual news, those in healthcare are doing their best to claim one of the latest personal health information releases as their own. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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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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Insider healthcare breaches second to hacking in July 2017

Cybercrime is becoming increasingly common, with protected patient data in the healthcare sector a major target. Indeed, a recent report from the Herjavec Group predicted that in the next three years, by 2020, the number of healthcare industry ransomware attacks will quadruple. Still, despite the growing issue, the major threat targeting patient healthcare is seemingly not criminals, but insider error. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Are workplace wellness programs in legal jeopardy?

While platforms such as electronic medical records software and medical billing software have enabled healthcare providers to streamline workloads and provide more effective care, other digital tools including wearable devices and smartphone apps have empowered patients to take charge of their personal wellbeing. Indeed, apps and wearables, such as pedometers and heart rate monitors, are now widely by individuals on a quest to improve and keep track of their fitness levels. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Healthcare Getting Better At Preparing for Cybersecurity Issues: HIMSS

The 2017 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey has been released and the annual measure of success or not again sets about to provide us insight into what healthcare organizations are doing to protect their information and assets, “in light of increasing cyber-attacks and compromises affecting the healthcare sector,” the healthcare analytics firm says. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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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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Dealing with flu season: 3 smartphone apps that can help

While it can vary across the world, flu season in the U.S. stretches across the cool and cold weather months, roughly from October until May, an article from Fast Med Urgent Care reported. The southern hemisphere, on the other hand, experiences flu season from May to September, a period of time which encompasses their fall, winter and spring. In the U.S., most cases of flu occur in deep winter, between December and February, the source noted. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Apps that can help those living with HIV

Practice management systems, EHR software, telemedicine tools and other digital technologies have enabled physicians and other medical professionals to become more organized and provide faster and more efficient care. It must be stressed, however, that technology has by no means only impacted the way that healthcare is delivered by providers. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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2017 on track to be notable year for data breaches

There is no doubt that technology is enormously beneficial to the healthcare industry. Platforms such as electronic medical records software, in particular, have enabled physicians to more effectively organize crucial patient health information, streamlining and improving care in the process. There is, however, a downside to the digitalization of healthcare, especially as far as valuable patient data is concerned. Personal health records stored in EHRs are widely under threat, largely from two sources: Cybercrime and human error.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Compromised E-Mails on the Dark Web a Big Vulnerability for Healthcare Hackers

You use email even if you hate it. And despite what many tech leaders say is an antiquated technology, its death is often over exaggerated. Long will live email. Even in healthcare. Because of this fact, email will remain a security threat for US hospitals, health systems and medical practices. [cont...]

Scott Rupp's picture

Scott Rupp

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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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