Archive for the Week of April 26, 2017

Archive for the Week of April 26, 2017

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the week of April 26, 2017.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the week of April 26, 2017.

You can browse this week's archives by clicking the "More" button from any of the excerpts below.

Are Biometrics the Future of HIPAA Security?

Medical electronic health records, or EHRs for short, may have the potential to be much more secure than conventional records. That sounds like a bold claim in light of news about data breaches involving personal information. In fact, according to a report from the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout, the number of tracked data breaches in the United States in 2016 hit an all-time high of 1,093. And still, more than 78% of doctors use EHRs, says the CDC. For medical professionals and the healthcare industry as a whole, keeping sensitive data secure and adhering to HIPAA regulations is a top priority. After all, EHRs can include years of

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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7 Trends EHR Vendors Must Address to Survive in 2018

A new market report addresses areas where EHR vendors will need to improve their systems in order to stay competitive through 2018. According to Kalorama Information, the $28­-billion EHR market dominated by a score large vendors and hundreds of smaller competitors is set for a change as a result of emerging challenges voiced by healthcare professionals such as health IT-related administrative burden and negative perceptions of specific EHR vendors and products. “Small trends that in the past were noted but not addressed, like usability and interoperability, the removal of incentives and lack of market share leadership have bubbled up we believe, to where they are no longer side issues,” said

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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