After spending 10 years building and optimizing its system to enlist clinician support, as well as adding data analytic, health exchange, and other capabilities, Cedars-Sinai expects to reap a hard-fought return on investment (ROI) in the form of dramatically improved patient outcomes and efficiencies as well as lower costs and increased revenues.
We’re a week away from the call for speakers deadline for the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, on February 11 through 15. It’s the largest healthcare information technology conference (with some excellent regional events as well) and pretty much a who’s who of the industry.
A new generation of tech-savvy doctors in training is confronting an entrenched system of electronic health records. It’s a mismatch that needs fixing through measures including better training of medical students, according to former government officials and other sources contacted by Bloomberg Law.
While healthcare seems to be enamored of the latest shiny object that is AI, the industry still has to master some of the basics of data-sharing. With more than three decades of healthcare experience, Harold "Hal" Wolf III is well-aware of the industry's need to walk before it can run.
While most HIPAA Security Rule violations involve electronic data breaches, healthcare providers and business associates could also face a violation for failing to physically secure computers and other equipment holding PHI.