From the Desk of Matt Fisher – ICYMI
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Chasing Money can Create Blind Spots
Money is the driving force behind many concerns and decisions in healthcare. Physician practices, hospitals and others need money to invest in capital needs or simply to keep the doors open. Digital health companies see a market ripe for disruption and ready to acquire new products. Private equity firms see the opportunity to acquire and consolidate multiple practices by getting into an area where there seems to be no shortage of money spent. Regardless of the reason or need for money, it is an ever present concern and topic of discussion within healthcare. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
Tick Tock: When Is a Data Breach Notice Needed?
Notice of a new data breach is posted at least once a day. A frequent feature of many notices is the disclosure that the conduct giving rise to the breach happened months earlier, with the delay sometimes going into years in some instances. The notices typically do not provide much insight into the reasoning for the delays, which gives rise to the question; when should notice of a data breach be provided? Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
An Altogether True Reflection
A new twitter account called @EPICEMRparody is garnering a lot of attention for its comments about the burdens placed upon physicians and other clinicians connected to the use of electronic health records. The account not only skewers the frustrating tedious work and additions to work created by EHRs but other points of frustration to daily practice among physicians. As can often be said about satire, it is an easy way of getting to inconvenient and harsh truths. Cloaking an issue in humor will draw attention and quick understanding. However, when satire is all to close to the real world, then the frustration can become all too apparent. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
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