by adgrooms on January 30, 2020

In our last post, we looked at the how proposed interoperability rules were getting some pushback. We have also written a post about proposed interoperability rules in the past that are a different set of rules. So, there are two different sets of rules from two different agencies. This prompted some questions for us about the differences. Why two different rules? Will they work together? Who ...

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by adgrooms on January 29, 2020

We have recently written about proposed rules that are intended to mandate interoperability between EHR systems and allow patients to let 3rd party apps use their health data. In the past ten years, since the meaningful use mandate, EHR vendors have raced to grab as much of the market as possible. They have walled their systems off from exchanging data with competitors to guard their share. ...

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by adgrooms on January 28, 2020

EHRs have a reputation. This year at my annual checkup I was thinking about EHRs and trying to observe how my PCP's office uses theirs. As I sat on the exam table I got the usual questions from the physician's assistant; "Any pain today?" Smoker?" "Allergies?". I could see the screen on her laptop with tiny rows of text that were slowly growing with each question. There was a lot of clicking, ...

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by adgrooms on January 24, 2020

We have looked at several different perspectives of healthcare data breach information in recent posts. We are close to combining the observations from all of the previous posts into a full report. In the data from HHS that we have been analyzing, some of the breaches are accompanied with a detailed explanation of the cause and corrective action taken. These give more insight into some of the ...

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by adgrooms on January 23, 2020

We have been working on a report looking at a decade of reported healthcare data breaches. In the last few posts, we have looked at the types and locations of breaches in terms of impact and changes over time. In this post, we are taking a look at trends of breaches including the number of incidents and the number of individuals affected.

The average number of incidents per year has ...

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