To keep patient information safe, experts recommend using cutting-edge hardware and software, personalizing the challenge for employees and reminding them of data-hygiene basics. An information technology partner that will manage your on-site systems and perform updates on a regular basis is as important as your insurance provider is to your practice.
In the event of a data breach physicians may have to inform HHS, law enforcement and the media, as well as any patients who may have been affected.
Suspected breaches also should trigger calls to your IT staff, lawyer and insurer. An alarming number of violations have been the result of inappropriate use of social media by doctors or staff rather than hacking or aggressive data breaching.
Here’s a three-pronged approach to improve adherence program efficiency that leverages predictive data analytics, hospital on-site pharmacies and post discharge follow-up evaluation to achieve real, measurable results.
Data measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey is increasingly important. Learn five ways technology can help you positively influence these metrics.
Recent evidence shows that physicians are increasingly spending less face-to-face time with their patients as demanding policy requirements and the paradigm shift to value-based care conspire to add to physician’s workloads outside of the patient visit. So how do practitioners manage the responsibility to accurately document their visit with the responsibility to provide patient-centered care?
Precision medicine isn’t just about genomics anymore. With the field moving forward as the next step in population health management, environmental, social and lifestyle factors that live outside the medical system are increasingly important to target treatments and engage patients. That means health plans also need innovative technology solutions to capture, store and integrate this crucial information.