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Keeping Everything Secure

Keeping Everything Secure

May 3, 2021 – 2:06 am |

While cyber attacks on the health care industry may pose immediate health risks to patients, with consequences like hospitals closing and procedures needing to be rescheduled, the big concern must include data breaches. We are …

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Medical Records

Medical records are challenging to manage. Articles will address improvements, trends and tools to help manage medical records more efficiently.

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Learn about tools, software and more that can help improve efficiencies in medical records services.

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Content will address activities in the medical space related to medicaid and medicare fraud.

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Digital Transformation Forced by Pandemic

May 13, 2021 – 2:06 am |
Digital Transformation Forced by Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digital transformation in all industries, nowhere more than healthcare. This interesting information came to us from Business Post in their article, “Connecting the dots in digital healthcare.”

This is true not just in the United States, but also in other countries. For example, health and social care services in Ireland are undergoing a system-wide reform and transformation. The reforms include a plan to put in place modern ‘e-health’ infrastructure and improve data, research and evaluation capabilities. Coincidentally, the implementation was planned for the same year the pandemic struck.

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed healthcare to engage in data sharing and research partnerships, facilitating new strategies that many hope will endure after the crisis subsides.

As the pandemic continues on, leaders from all areas of healthcare are partnering to better understand COVID-19 and further facilitate data sharing going forward.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Integrity, delivering advanced technology solutions for full and complete compliant processing of medical transactions to the healthcare industry.

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Communication and EHRs

May 13, 2021 – 2:04 am |
Communication and EHRs

Modern electronic health records (EHRs) are integrated into every level of patient care and represent years of innovation and improvement to pull providers out from under the burden of paperwork. This interesting topic came to us …

What is the Future of Telehealth?

May 13, 2021 – 2:02 am |
What is the Future of Telehealth?

Telehealth policies got fresh scrutiny in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare stakeholders are calling for policy changes made during the COVID-19 pandemic to remain even after the pandemic ends. This interesting topic came to us …

STEM Careers Get a Financial Boost

May 12, 2021 – 2:06 am |
STEM Careers Get a Financial Boost

It’s more important than ever that youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the …

Fighting Fraud and Finding a Cure

May 12, 2021 – 2:04 am |
Fighting Fraud and Finding a Cure

Legitimate medical professionals and scientists throughout the United States are working hard to find a cure and approved treatments for COVID-19. There are, unfortunately, bad people selling fraudulent COVID-19 test kits and unapproved treatments through …

AI in the Fight

May 12, 2021 – 2:02 am |
AI in the Fight

The coronavirus outbreak rapidly accelerated the nation’s effort to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) into medical care. Hospitals continue to grasp onto experimental technologies to relieve an unprecedented strain on their resources. STAT brought this interesting information to our attention …

Burnout and Pandemic Results in Ethical Challenges

May 11, 2021 – 2:06 am |
Burnout and Pandemic Results in Ethical Challenges

Physician burnout was a serious crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Moral distress and ethical challenges may be more frequent and impactful in medical care than previously realized and bioethical training has a greater need …

Fraud Grows During Pandemic

May 11, 2021 – 2:04 am |
Fraud Grows During Pandemic

Healthcare fraud has long been a concern. The volume of cases and the dollar amounts stolen through fraudulent means are staggering. With the latest rounds of outgoing presidential pardons including many who were convicted of …

Pushing STEM for Gender Gaps

May 11, 2021 – 2:02 am |
Pushing STEM for Gender Gaps

Although women make up a large part of the healthcare workforce, they continue to be underrepresented in the health IT industry as well as higher roles, despite their significant contribution. Healthcare IT News brought this interesting news to …

Medical Errors, Health Technology and the Future

May 10, 2021 – 2:06 am |
Medical Errors, Health Technology and the Future

Medical errors are a serious public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. It is challenging to uncover a consistent cause of errors and, even if found, to provide a …

New Careers Inspired by Health Information Technology

May 10, 2021 – 2:04 am |
New Careers Inspired by Health Information Technology

As health information technology (HIT) continues to be of critical focus across the global continuum of care, a variety of new and revamped roles in healthcare are continuously emerging and evolving in scope. Most of …