Archive of: HIPAA

  • Is Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act Good for HIE?

    by Gary Hamilton

    The recent passage of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R.6) is a boon for the pharmaceutical industry and for the treatment of chronic diseases in general. But how does it affect health information exchange (HIE) and health information technology (HIT) companies?

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  • Billable Revenues for Virtual Care to Increase by 73% in 2015

    by Gary Hamilton

    In a Computerworld column, Henry Wang, Lead Analyst for Parks Associates’ digital health research program, predicted that billable revenues for virtual services will increase by 73% this year, and between now and 2019, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the virtual healthcare market will be 87%. This means that doctors who are using health information technology (HIT) effectively can expect a strong ROI and increasing revenues.

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  • Data security: Overcoming our fears

    by Gary Hamilton

    When it comes to technology, there’s an element of the unknown that ignites fear within many of us. A decade ago when online banking first emerged, for example, consumers were fearful that their personal or financial information would be lost or end up in the wrong hands. Fast forward to present day, and over 60% of banking transactions occur either online or through mobile apps. While banks certainly have been subject to security breaches, online banking has proven to be a secure and trustworthy technology platform, noted through its use by millions every day.

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  • Reaching Your Accountable Care Goals

    by Gary Hamilton

    With patient-centered care models such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) on the rise, healthcare organizations are continuing to seek ways to improve care quality while also reducing overall costs. One way to enhance these efforts is by adopting technology, like patient portals, to improve financial resources and enhance care delivery.

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