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Protecting Patient Data While Meeting HIPAA Regulations

Since the HIPAA Privacy Rule was enacted in 2003, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has collected $137,738,772 in civil penalties and settlements from healthcare organizations. Along with the costly consequences of non-compliance, organizations that fail to meet requirements are more likely to earn negative marks on their reputation and face additional financial and human

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The Insider’s Guide to EHR Selection: Expert Advice and Insights

The path to choosing the right electronic health record (EHR) solution is often challenging for healthcare organizations. With an overwhelming number of options available, each with unique features and integrations, it can be difficult to find the perfect fit for healthcare workflows. Additionally, navigating the complexities of IT infrastructure and ensuring the new EHR aligns

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The Impact of Technical Debt on Community Health Centers 

Healthcare models and regulations are evolving rapidly, and along with it, healthcare technology. To stay on top of high-quality care delivery, meet regulatory requirements and effectively manage grants healthcare organizations must weigh how to best adopt and manage their technology systems.   Community health centers are no exception. The National Association of Community Health Centers

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Unlocking the Benefits of Cybersecurity for Healthcare in 2023

In today’s increasingly interconnected and digital world, healthcare organizations face an ever-growing challenge: protecting sensitive patient data and ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of vital services. With cyberattacks on the rise and cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated, there has never been a more critical time for healthcare providers to prioritize cybersecurity. By understanding the significance of cybersecurity,

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Clinical Informatics: Changing the Healthcare Landscape

Clinical informatics involves the use of information technology (IT) and data science to support the effective management and utilization of health information and medical data. It also promotes the insights necessary to support clinical decision-making, patient management and overall enhanced healthcare delivery. This leads to improved healthcare outcomes and better patient care. Like all technological

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Building Stronger Senior Living Communities with Digital Resident Engagement

Residents in senior living communities need technology for clinical purposes, but it can also help with their mental health. Using technology, providers can engage residents in new ways and give them opportunities to connect with other residents, staff and their families.    Digital resident engagement has many advantages in addition to resident well-being, including improved care

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Digital Engagement: A Community Health Center Perspective 

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), also known as Community Health Centers (CHCs), are pivotal in providing healthcare services to underserved populations throughout the United States. These organizations provide affordable and accessible healthcare services to millions of Americans such as immigrant, homeless, poverty level and other populations. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced these organizations to rethink

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How Technology Impacts Employee Experience and Retention in Senior Living

The senior living industry has lost nearly 15 percent of its workforce since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers struggle with how to recruit, retain and continually engage qualified staff amongst increasing competition from traditional competitors, as well as the likes of retailers, restaurants, fast food establishments and grocery stores due to the continuing

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Data Breach in Healthcare Leadership: Lessons from NextGen Healthcare’s Major Security Incident

“Ransomware”, “data breach”, and “cyberattack”.   To those of us who work in healthcare leadership these days, those words are as ubiquitous as telehealth, quality outcome measures, and pandemic response.   NextGen Healthcare’s Data Breach  On April 28th, 2023, NextGen Healthcare, a leading electronic health record platform, disclosed a major data breach. The breach exposed the sensitive

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