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Unprecedented Healthcare Data Breach Puts 80M at Risk

Arraya Insights| February 9, 2015

Even though many of us are still struggling with remembering to write 2015 and not 2014, we may already have a winner for the biggest hack of the New Year. That unfortunate distinction falls on the Indianapolis, IN-based Anthem, Inc. Anthem, the nation’s second-biggest health insurer, has announced a data breach which could affect a truly staggering […]

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Feds Set Sights on Increased Health IT Innovation

Arraya Insights| January 23, 2015

We’ve covered a lot of ground in our series on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s “Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020.” We’ve gone over the scope of the plan and four of its tops goals: expanding the adoption of health IT, advancing the […]

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Advancing Community Health through IT: 2 Targets

Arraya Insights| January 14, 2015

At this point in our series on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s “Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020” we’ve detailed the overall scope of the plan and three of its tops goals: expanding the adoption of health IT, advancing the security and interoperability […]

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Stronger, More Rounded Healthcare Delivery Through IT

Arraya Insights| January 8, 2015

So far in our series on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s “Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020” we’ve detailed the overall scope of the plan and broken down two of its top goals: expanding the adoption of health IT and advancing the security […]

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Advancing Health IT Security and Interoperability: 3 Targets

Arraya Insights| December 30, 2014

Our recent posts on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s “Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020” have covered the scope of the plan and gone in depth on one of its top goals, namely, expanding the adoption of health IT. In this post, we’re […]

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3 Ways the Feds are Hoping to Increase Healthcare IT Use

Arraya Insights| December 23, 2014

In our previous post on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s “Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020” we laid out the basics of the report and what it could mean for the future of healthcare IT. This time around, we’re going to focus on […]

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Hospital Says EHR Fault Partly to Blame for Texas Ebola Scare

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| 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 […]