More than 80% of security breaches result from human errors
The article “I was hacked” (February 10, 2017) by Dr. George Ellis was quite timely.
Good cybersecurity also means protecting patient data when it’s held by a business associate
Viewed as a small-practice savior for data reporting, CMS has yet to reveal how they can assist with quality metrics
Patients seek digital connections
Electronic heath records (EHRs) and other forms of health information technology have the potential to significantly improve care delivery and patient outcomes. But that can’t happen until the technology becomes more user-friendly and patient-focused than it is today.
Medical note transparency can help patients and physicians communicate better, but many physicians remain tentantive
Internists detail recommendations to reduce the burdens of EHRs, quality metrics and more
Most physicians have plans for responding to computer system failures, but many don’t revisit those disaster recovery/business continuity plans with any regularity.
While leaders in healthcare are pushing for an era of digital care, many providers on the frontlines have remained silent observers.