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Who & What Causes A Healthcare Breach

Who & What Causes A Healthcare Breach

Technology advancements have revolutionized the healthcare industry, but with security breaches hitting an all-time high and shattering records year after year, what and who do companies have to be wary about? Read on to find out.

Insiders are a bigger threat than hackers

Protenus is one of the largest security vendors for electronic health records (EHRs) and their mid-year review sheds some important light on the most common types of security breaches in healthcare.

CMS Releases Final Rule for Quality Payment Program: Tips and Sources to Receive a Positive Adjustment

In November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services released the Final Rule for the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The purpose of the Quality Payment Program is to incentivize, and improve, quality of care by setting into place payment adjustments based on the data reported to CMS. In an effort to reduce the burden of reporting, the Quality Payment Program is a combination of the current Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting Program (PQRS), and Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) programs.

Healthcare providers and mobile devices

Healthcare providers and mobile devices

If you’re a healthcare services provider who utilizes mobile devices in daily operations, you need to ensure the patient data stored and handled by those devices are safe and private. Let’s take a look at mobile data security and some of the ways you can keep your sensitive patient information secure.

How EHR Can Help Manage Opioid Addiction Treatment

How EHR Can Help Manage Opioid Addiction Treatment

Deaths due to opioid addiction have risen to an all-time high. Within the last week, the President declared the opioid crisis a “health emergency”, with health officials across the country calling it an epidemic. An article in Harvard Business Review, sites that the opioid epidemic "now kills almost 100 Americans each day, more than motor vehicle accidents.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Will Improve Overall Health for Medicaid & Medicare Recipients

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Will Improve Overall Health for Medicaid & Medicare Recipients

As the idea of Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC) matures, we will see leading organizations moving toward this type of structure. This type of client-focused attention and coordination will improve the overall health of the Medicaid/Medicare population by integrating primary care, establishing evidence-based practices, and actively coordinating services outside of their four walls.