Electronic Health Records

Health IT departments are quickly transitioning to electronic health records (EHRs), thanks to a push from the federal government, as well as the need to cut costs and improve care. Keep up to date on the latest EHR trends and challenges.

Faxing Error Leads to Healthcare Data Breach, Lawsuit

Health IT Security — Several hundreds of health files were allegedly sent to a New York-based marketing firm rather than to Quest for approximately one year. This mistake was due to human error in which individuals from several providers incorrectly input Quest’s fax number, thus inadvertently sending the medical files to the marketing firm APS […]

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By and On Friday, November 27th, 2015

Cyber Security Risk a Factor in Hospital Credit Ratings

The dramatic rise in IT system security breaches across all sectors of the economy – from banking to government and including healthcare, has prompted Moody’s Investors Service to include “cyber risk” as a “stress-testing scenario” when assessing credit scores.

By and On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Community hospitals replacing EHRs

Healthcare IT News — As they grapple with meaningful use and grumble about usability, nearly 20 percent of community hospitals polled for a recent report are “actively looking to replace” their electronic health record vendors.

By On Saturday, July 18th, 2015

UCLA Health breach puts data at risk for 4.5M

Four-hospital UCLA Health said Friday that cyber criminals hit part of its network that contains the records of an estimated 4.5 million people.

By and On Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Dissatisfaction Leading To EHR Replacement Trend

Healthcare IT News — More and more buyers of Electronic Health Records (EHR) are finding themselves having second thoughts and opting to replace their existing systems, according to a new report.

By and On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Breaches and HIPAA Fines Increasing

Data breaches are on the rise and so are the costs of HIPAA violations Last year put cybersecurity and compliance on the minds of providers across the country with some of the highest financial penalties to-date for violating HIPAA.

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