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The Importance of HITRUST Certification

Brenton McKinney Brenton McKinney

In this last installment of our three-part blog series on healthcare data security, we’ll describe the benefits of choosing technology vendors that are HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) certified. Earlier in this blog series, we discussed healthcare’s unique data security challenges and offered several steps organizations can take to Prepare, Respond and Recover from data

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The Consumer and the Payor, Bingo and Trust: My Day At Medecision Liberator Bootcamp

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

To succeed in the business of health information technology (HIT), a company has to be very clear on the problems it’s trying to address. Now that EHRs are well-adopted in physicians’ practices and hospitals, patient data have gone digital, and can be aggregated and mined for better diagnosis, treatment, and intelligent decision making. There’s surely

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Prepare, Respond, Recover: 3 Essential Steps to Thwart Data Security Breaches

Brenton McKinney Brenton McKinney

In this second installment of our three-part blog series on healthcare data security, we’ll cover ways to Prepare for, Respond to, and Recover from security breaches. For an overview of healthcare’s security challenges, take a look at our first blog post. Chances are good that you’ve heard about a major IT security breach affecting either

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Hackers Take Aim: The Challenges Facing Healthcare Data Security

Brenton McKinney Brenton McKinney

Think for a moment about the vast amount of clinical, financial and other personal data collected within healthcare information systems today. It’s not only sensitive information about individuals’ health conditions, it could also include their financial data or social security numbers — all in one location. That makes healthcare data a top target for hackers

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Mandatory Bundled Payment Models are Back! 5 Things to Know

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Senior Vice President, Aveus

My colleague, Kate Poglitsch at DataGen, posed a big question in her most recent blog “The Return of Mandatory Bundles: Good News?”, and I thought it was important to weigh in and say – this is GREAT news! This is a signal from the current administration showing the acceptance of what those of us working

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When Only You See the Dead People: An Interview with Matthew Taylor

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Senior Vice President, Aveus

I first met Matthew Taylor, Vice President of Information Technology at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, several years back when we were both working for the Catholic Health Initiatives national office of Population Health. It was a new team charged with starting and leading a transformation to a new Population Health model across the CHI enterprise of

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The Return of Mandatory Bundles: Good News? A Guest Blog from DataGen

Kate Poglitsch Kate Poglitsch
Chief of Analytics, DataGen

This guest blog is from our partners at DataGen, a leader in helping organizations across the country simplify the complexities of healthcare payment change. We at DataGen were excited to hear last week’s news about the new mandatory oncology bundle that will focus on cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment. Though we’re waiting on CMS to

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