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Cyber Security

Does Your EMR Software Ensure patient Safety?

By | March 4th, 2019|Categories: Cloud based EHR, Cyber Security, EHR, EHR Software, Electronic Health Records Software, Electronic Medical Records Software, EMR, EMR Software, Health IT, HIPPA, MACRA, Meaningful Use, MIPS, Patient Security, Top|Tags: , , , , , |

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) 1999 report “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System” identified that the lives of about 98,000 people could be saved by alleviating preventable medical errors in the U.S. each year. This landmark report addresses many clinical shortfalls and asks the question whether these multi-billion dollar investments made a significant [...]

Amazing Beta Test Results of Apple Health Records

By | February 12th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Security, EHR, EHR Software, Electronic Health Records Software, Electronic Medical Records Software, EMR, EMR Systems, Healthcare IT News, iPad EMR Software, iPhone|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The new feature in the iPhone allows its users to download, customize, view and share their health records. KLAS enterprises hired companies that tested all the 12 beta delivery systems and they found out that, Apple Health Record is not only a marketing technique but it has a great potential to positively influence how physicians and [...]

EHR Software With Artificial Intelligence Is The Next Big Thing

By | January 7th, 2019|Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Cloud based EHR, Cyber Security, Electronic Health Records Software, Electronic Medical Records Software, Health IT, Healthcare IT News, iPad EMR Software, Mac EMR Software, Practice Management, Specialty-specific EMR|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The top Electronic Health Record (EHR) software vendors during HIMSS18 indicated that incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning into the EHR software is their next big goal and they have already started working on it. The leading EHR software system vendors, Athenahealth, Allscripts, eClinicalWorks, Cerner and Epic in HIMSS18 revealed big plan for integrating artificial [...]

Cyber Attack Costs Global Pharma Giant $135 Million

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , |

Due to the virus, Merck received a reduced third-quarter revenue due to the virus causing temporary production shutdown and lost sales in certain markets. A prominent News source has reported that the Global pharma giant Merck was still suffering the effects of the global Petya/NotPetya cyberattack that it fell victim to in June 2017. Unfortunately, Merck [...]

Top EHR Trends Practices Need to Look Out for in 2017

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security, EHR, EMR, Healthcare IT News, Practice Management|Tags: , , , , , |

EHRs have evolved over the years. A decade ago, almost nine out of ten healthcare providers in the U.S. were managing patient’s health records by hand. The feat was difficult and they had to keep color-coded files to make sure that everything made sense. Thankfully, the HITECH Act of 2009 was there to help US clinicians [...]

HHS CISO Announces 3 Cyber Security Strengthening Moves for Hospitals

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , , |

BOSTON — Chief information security officer of Health and Human Services Christopher Wlaschin said to strengthen their security posture there are three steps that hospitals should be taking today: join forces, treat your patching report like your profit-and-loss report and, at the very least, consider multifactor authentication. If you have the capability, then jump into the [...]

Symptom Checker Feature Has Been Added In To Mychart Patient Portal By Epic, Mayo Clinic.

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Cloud based EHR, Cyber Security, EHR, EMR|Tags: , , , , , , |

Symptom checker functionality has been added into the Epic’s MyChart portal by Mayo Clinic and EHR vendor Epic Systems. Patients can use the symptom checker feature to measure common conditions such as migraine, swelling, anxiety, dizziness, cold or flu. Based on algorithms, Mayo’s symptom checker is based on the data entered by users. It covers more [...]

Experts Believe Old Legacy Devices Pose the Greatest Security Risks

By | June 11th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|

Medical device hacking is a concern that is growing continuously, While ransomware is still the most significant healthcare security risk.  Last week, The Department of Homeland Security issued a detailed warning about vulnerabilities in Medfusion's Syringe Infusion Pump. Today in Boston, the speakers described many problems inherited in defending older legacy medical devices against new security threats [...]

Epic’s New Record-Sharing Tool to Solve Interoperability Problems

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Cloud based EHR, Cyber Security, EHR, EMR, Healthcare IT News, Interoperability|

Epic Systems Corp has announced to release a digital tool ‘Share Everywhere’ which will allow patients to share their medical records with any health care provider provided they have an Epic EHR. The announcement is seen as a huge step toward the ever-elusive digital exchange of medical information. Share Everywhere will allow patients to grant access [...]