Best Practices for Securing Protected Health Information

Protecting patient healthcare information has increasingly become an important issue for healthcare providers as security breaches have become more common. There are measures healthcare organizations can take to reduce the chances that their information will be compromised, according to IT experts. First of all, to secure protected information, it is important for organizations to foster… Read more »

Understanding Meaningful Use Stage Two: Patient Portals

As healthcare providers move to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, they are looking at ways of providing patients with greater access to their health information. The main goal of Stage 2 is to use clinical decision support (CDS) and care coordination to improve the overall quality of care by providers. As such, Stage 2… Read more »

Mobile Health Data and Security

More physicians, and other healthcare professionals and facilities, today are using mobile devices to store, send and receive health information. As with other electronic devices, security is an ongoing concern. Healthcare providers need to be sure they are not unknowingly allowing unauthorized access to protected health information. To prevent this, there are a number of… Read more »

Do You Have Big Data Analytical Skills? Then There’s a Job for You in Healthcare

What is big data analytics? It is analyzing huge amounts of data in an attempt to locate patterns, connections, correlations, or other types of information that can be helpful to an organization. The goal of big data analysis is to help in the decision-making process of organizations by giving them information not available by traditional… Read more »