All articles with tag Health IT

Secure Email, New Technologies Pave Way for Better Patient-Doctor-Care Team Communication

October 13, 2014 in In the News

The potential benefits brought by an interconnected world via the Internet is amazing, especially when it comes to the mundane and sometimes laborious such as getting in touch with your doctor via the phone. Physicians are often notoriously busy people, and it’s common to wait on hold during a phone call for 15 minutes or more, until the doctor has two minutes to chat. Luckily, more providers are adopting technological communications into their practices: starting with secure email portals for their patients. Although some people worry that this technology is phasing out physicians, a new study published in October in the journal Health Affairs shows the inclusion of secured email communication has actually made patient-doctor talks more efficient.

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Security First: Three Tips for Navigating HIPAA Risks

August 20, 2014 in Safety First Series

Social media, technology, security, and you.

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Security First: HIPAA isn’t just for Doctors, or just Hospital Staff...

August 11, 2014 in Safety First Series

Don’t forget about your Patients: Help them, help you! Recap: From employees to volunteers to trainees to management – everyone needs to undergo HIPAA training to learn what their responsibilities are in the workplace when it comes to keeping Patient information private and secure. They only have once chance to do it right – you can’t replace a Patient’s privacy once it’s lost!

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Safety First: HIPAA isn’t just for Doctors

August 04, 2014 in Safety First Series

All heathcare personnel – from employees to volunteers to trainees to management – need to be educated and trained about the institution’s HIPAA Policies and Procedures.

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Security First: Steps to Secure your ePHI on your Smartphone

July 21, 2014 in Safety First Series

But with CaptureProof, it would be easier.

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“The Creative Intersection of Medicine and Technology”

July 20, 2014 in In the News

Medicine is not often thought of as a creative industry. We focus instead on science and evidence. Behind the science is a group of driven individuals who are focused on problem solving.

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Security First: Your Phone may be “Smart” but is it Secure?

July 15, 2014 in Safety First Series

Smartphones, a gift for patient information?

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Safety First: Fraud on Your Credit Cards? What About your Personal Health Record?

July 07, 2014 in Safety First Series

Patient information is patient identity. A few years ago, Citibank did a series of commercials on protecting yourself against identity theft highlighting the importance of keeping personal information secure. The commercial, tried to put a funny spin on a situation that in real life is no joke – violation of privacy, loss of money, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to identity fraud.

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