Category Archives: Health IT

Healthcare Information Security: The Unfunded Mandate

Over the last several years billions of taxpayer dollars have been paid out for the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR’s) in hospitals, clinics, and physician practices.  On one level this has been a great success: the percentage of EHR … Continue reading

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Welcome back (I know you didn’t miss me….)

If there’s a cardinal sin of blogging and social media, it’s assuming that you publish content on a schedule convenient to you, ignoring the needs and utility of timely publishing for your readers. Therefore, not only have readers of this … Continue reading

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To BYOD or Not to BYOD? That is NOT the question…

I just finished reading a website discussion of the pro’s and con’s of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs in healthcare.  It doesn’t really matter which particular article I was reading, since there are literally thousands on the topic.  While … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Meaningful Use Incentives

The federal government is, justifiably, trumpeting the success of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs in creating a rapid and dramatic increase in the use of electronic health records.  Yet, even as the statistics show we’ve reached a “tipping … Continue reading

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Flipboard Magazines: Update

UPDATED AGAIN (5/9/2013): This morning Flipboard released an upgrade to its Android  app, adding magazine creation and interesting new sharing options, including sharing photos from  your phone/tablet Gallery.  Flipboard also announced the availability of a web-based Editor (http://editor.flipboard.com) which allows … Continue reading

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Flipboard Magazines: Self-Publishing or Content Composting?

Are you a Flipboard user on your iPad or other tablet? Flipboard on this past Wednesday added the capability for individual users to make their own “magazines” which they can share with others.   In other words, you can compile … Continue reading

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It IS What You Do AND The Way That You Do It!

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So, Why Not Encrypt?

My last blog post predicted that 2013 will be the year of the healthcare data breach.   I detailed that the majority of medical data breached was lost through portable media or laptop computers.  Usually this means the theft or … Continue reading

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It’s 2013, Do You Know Where Your Medical Records Are?

Here’s a prediction for you: 2013 will be the Year of the Healthcare Data Breach.  Just like 2012, 2011, and 2010.  Yeah, I’m not going out a limb on this one. An impressive migration from paper to electronic health records … Continue reading

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