Practice tip of the week: Why healthcare IT projects fail
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Why healthcare IT projects fail
Six major reasons that do not apply only to healthcare.
Success with Health IT Requires Buy-in, Not Just Budget
The debate over pros and cons of health IT persist, but to find success in your medical practice you need one key element: buy-in from the key players.
HIMSS14: One Attendee's In-depth Look at All Things Health IT
Here's some observations from my walkabout with 38,000 of my closest friends in healthcare IT, better known as the HIMSS14 Conference recently held in Orlando.
Cloud Myths and Misinformation Physicians Must Consider
There are many myths about cloud IT services. Here, we dispel the major ones and provide a checklist for those considering a trip to the cloud.
Why Cloud Services are Ready for Prime Time in Healthcare
Recent technology advances make cloud hosting an attractive option for healthcare. But HIPAA compliance is not automatic.
The Biggest HIPAA Breach Risks Are Not in your EHR System
Worried about potential HIPAA security breaches? You don’t need to worry about your EHR …and that’s the problem.
What if Airlines Worked Like the U.S. Healthcare System?
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This video is worth about a million words.
Bracing for the Tech Challenges of ICD-10
ICD-10 provides many needed attributes, but some of the data being collected seems way too excessive for practices.
EHR Adoption: Despite Progress by Medical Practices, Miles Left to Go
While EHR adoption continues to increase, there are significant hurdles left to overcome, and the healthcare industry has a long way to go to catch up.
EHR Adoption: Lingering Issues Remain for Medical Practices
The latest statistics in the Physicians Practice Technology Survey indicate some surprising insights on EHR adoption among medical practices.
Why the U.S. Healthcare System is not Broken
It’s not healthcare, it’s sick-care, and it’s not a system, so it can’t be broken.
HIPAA-compliant, Antivirus-protected Computers Can Still Get Infected
Even following the HIPAA Security Rule, which requires protecting computer systems with anti-virus and anti-spam, computers can still get infected. Why is that?
Growing HIPAA Threat – Ignore Windows XP at Your Own Peril
Chances are good that you have some major ticking software time bombs lurking in your medical practice's computer environment, namely Windows XP and Server 2003.
HIPAA Security Has Teeth, So Locate and Secure Your Healthcare Data
So you think using a certified EHR makes your organization HIPAA secure? Think again. Careless users and mobile devices represent your greatest risk.
5 Steps to Ensure Better EHR-Provider Outcomes
In the underlying causes of failures and dissatisfaction with EHRs, there are actually several issues that require commitment from vendors and providers to solve.
Health Data Interoperability: Online Shopping Provides Model
Increased EHR adoption and optimization, coupled with collaboration among vendors, can take healthcare data to the next level. Online consumerism can pave the way.
HIMSS13: Health IT Leaders Seek Interoperability Solutions
The main themes of this year's conference were the ongoing quest toward interoperability among EHRs and other systems, plus HIPAA security and mobility.
Paper Chart Thinking in an EHR World
Using an EHR to simply replace the paper patient chart is not worth it.
Be Very Careful When Using EHR Shortcut Features
The dangers of auto complete and cut and paste in EHRs lie not with EHRs themselves, but with potential misuse.
Want to Easily Violate HIPAA? Put Patient Data on a Laptop
Are you craving national attention? Just put patient data on a laptop, as that seems to be the early trend in 2013 to becoming a HIPAA headline.
Digital Health Records Lagging When It Comes to Interoperability
When it comes to digital health records, electronic silos are no better than paper silos.
HIPAA Compliance Remains an Issue in Healthcare
It is 2013, but non-compliance with HIPAA remains an issue in the healthcare industry. Here are four tips to get your practice on track and in line.
Health IT: Putting Better Healthcare before Widgets
While the current focus on health IT tends to be on features or capabilities, it's time to take a look at the higher purposes of these devices and software.
EHR Spitballing - Can’t We All Just Get Along? (Part II)
The debate rages on between the technical creators and the users of EHRs as to who should change their behaviors for smooth implementation.
Changing EHRs a Sign of Health IT Evolution, Not of Failure
Medical practices are naturally evolving and at least thinking about becoming more sophisticated about their EHR systems.
EHR Spitballing - Can’t We All Just Get Along?
A huge barrier to health IT adoption is the divide between those on the technical side and those using the technology.
EHRs and Other Opportunities: For Practices, The Clock is Ticking
There are a couple of economic bright spots on the horizon for physician practices, but only if they stop sitting in the sidelines.
The Surgeon and the Smartphone – 'Wanna See My Surgery Pictures?'
A smartphone can be a provider's dream in explaining procedures to patients and family, but also a possible legal and ethical nightmare.
Medical Records of the Rich and Famous - A Huge Risk
In every community there is a small group of well-known people whose private lives - and especially their medical records - would be of potential interest or even possible financial value to certain people.
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