Technology Medical Economics 10 ways to improve patient data security April 25, 2017 By Ken Terry More than 80% of security breaches result from human errors Your Voice: I was hacked, too April 10, 2017 The article “I was hacked” (February 10, 2017) by Dr. George Ellis was quite timely. How to protect your practice when data breach hits a partner April 10, 2017 By Julie Knudson Good cybersecurity also means protecting patient data when it’s held by a business associate Can virtual groups help independent practices? April 10, 2017 By Ken Terry Viewed as a small-practice savior for data reporting, CMS has yet to reveal how they can assist with quality metrics Physicians: Make health IT user-friendly to improve care delivery April 03, 2017 By Jeffrey Bendix 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. ACP urges collaborative action to put patients before paperwork March 30, 2017 By Keith L. Martin Internists detail recommendations to reduce the burdens of EHRs, quality metrics and more Top benefits and risks of sharing notes with patients March 30, 2017 By Chris Mazzolini Medical note transparency can help patients and physicians communicate better, but many physicians remain tentantive How to survive an EHR outage March 25, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt Most physicians have plans for responding to computer system failures, but many don’t revisit those disaster recovery/business continuity plans with any regularity. What are small practices saying about telemedicine? March 18, 2017 By Jake DiBattista While leaders in healthcare are pushing for an era of digital care, many providers on the frontlines have remained silent observers.