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More Clouds On the Horizon, but the Future Looks Bright

No matter the search term online, seemingly every such effort entered into Google returns at least one headline that speaks about the specific product, market or sector seeing X amount of growth in X amount of time. Depending on the industry, there may be more than one or many such results returned in the search. [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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88 Percent of U.S. Healthcare Attacks Attributed to Ransomware

Wait, what? Eighty-eight percent of all ransomware attacks have been imposed on healthcare? Apparently, of all the U.S. industries – including retail, education, finance, and technology – a vast majority of attacks occurred at healthcare organizations, according to the Security Engineering Research Team Quarterly Threat Report[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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Study: 38 percent of private practices now owned by larger health systems

Hospital ownership has changed the current trend in healthcare as more private practices are now owned by hospital health systems, according to a new report by the Physician's Advocacy Institute. As many as 38 percent of former private practices are now in the hands of larger hospital groups. [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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6 Helpful Tips for EHR Staff Training

In addition to platforms such as telemedicine and smartphone apps, electronic health records are changing the healthcare industry. Replacing traditional paper records, the benefits of EHR use are clear. Indeed, according to government website HealthIT.gov, EHRs protect patient privacy more effectively, store information in a clearer and safer way and are generally more efficient. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

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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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Health Spending to Grow by Nearly 6 Percent Annually Through 2025, Increase GDP

More spending, not less – that’s what we can continue to expect in healthcare. In fact, the rate of growth is expected to rise at an annual estimated rate of around 6 percent over the next nine years. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), healthcare spending is expected to reach 20 percent of the nation’s total economy by 2025. [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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How can EHR software help small clinics?

The implementation of electronic health records software has many benefits for large hospitals and clinic networks. These have been well-documented: Administrative procedures move more smoothly and patients experience increased satisfaction. But does the same hold true for smaller practices? What about rural clinics with only one or two doctors? As will be explained below, small clinics and those in rural settings can actually see huge benefits from obtaining an electronic medical records system. [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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New study: Cybersecurity attacks on hospitals routinely occur

Electronic health records and other digital platforms, such as medical billing software, despite being highly beneficial for healthcare organizations, also carry a number of risks in the form of cyberattacks or security breaches. A number of healthcare organizations have recently been targeted by cyber criminals, with St. [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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New Study: Hospital cybersecurity efforts are falling behind

The use of digital platforms is now the norm across the healthcare industry, with technologies such as electronic health records, digital clinical systems and telemedicine platforms streamlining and improving the patient care process. The innumerable benefits also come associated with considerable risks, however: Patient data and other confidential health information that is stored on an EHR or other programs is vulnerable to the threat of cyber crime and security breaches. [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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New Study: Telehealth physician visits prove popular with Parkinson's patients

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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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2 US healthcare companies targeted by phishing scams

The healthcare industry has conspicuously benefited from the rise of electronic health records and other digital platforms. And yet, despite the fact that new technologies make patients and physicians lives easier, the electronic storage of private health information on EHR software renders it vulnerable to security breaches and cyber attacks. [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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