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Hospital Says EHR Fault Partly to Blame for Texas Ebola Scare

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 9, 2014

Electronic health records (EHRs) are supposed to improve communication, but a flaw in one hospital’s system may be partially to blame for the Ebola scare that’s been dominating headlines recently and which has up to 100 people being monitored in Texas. Thomas Eric Duncan, the man identified as the first person to be diagnosed with […]

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Feds Ease Up on Meaningful Use 2: How Healthcare Pros Can Take Advantage

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 22, 2014

The Feds have some good news for healthcare providers who are struggling to meet the requirements for Stage 2 meaningful use. But as is often the case, that good news also came with a dose of bad news. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final ruling in the hope of […]

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Patient Data at Risk - Nearly 50% of Healthcare Providers Admit BYOD Security Policies Aren't Being Followed

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 17, 2014

Healthcare IT pros know sometimes staffers can have a bit of a lackadaisical attitude towards securing digital devices. That mentality isn’t great when employees are using those devices strictly during their personal lives. But when they bring those devices to work as part of a BYOD policy, it can be catastrophic. For some folks, the only […]

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Video Collaboration Enabling Better Patient Care

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 9, 2014

The use of video collaboration in healthcare has been available for many years.  However, its use has been very limited.  With recent changes to EMR regulations and insurance company reimbursement policies, video collaboration is receiving renewed interest from providers across the country.  Providers who are implementing this technology are seeing decreased costs and improved patient […]

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Devastating Hack Reinforces the Need to Beef Up Healthcare IT Strategies

Colin McGlinchey Colin McGlinchey| September 4, 2014

It’s every IT decision-maker’s worst nightmare: Thinking a system is sealed up tight, only to have a hacker find a backdoor no one even knew existed. For one healthcare provider, that bad dream became a reality. Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) has admitted it was the victim of a devastating security breach which took place […]

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