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Theft of iPhone Lands Non-Profit $650,000 HIPAA fine

Healthcare provider pays $650,000 fine because iPhone was stolen that contained health information.
“You’re only as safe as your partner,” she says. “Everyone involved with vendor management should develop a common, collaborative security strategy that includes layering new protections onto processes and policies to defend against information risk in the supply chain.”

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How Healthcare Should Be in 2016 and Beyond

“I believe that for primary care, insurance must reverse completely and can only be driven by the physicians themselves. In 2016, there is no realistic way for a practicing primary care physician to be so inefficient or corrupt that the oversight now in place is demanded. We are wasting a huge amount monitoring people who cannot cheat in any big way. We must dump both the private and government insurance process and its endless monitoring devices and let the primary physicians work in peace to cure as many people in the best way possible. There are places for cooperative behavior, such as wellness programs and obesity clinics, but these must be designed for the benefit of the doctor-patient agreed to goals, not the objective measure of ‘watchers’.”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.kevinmd.com

This is an excellent and rational explanation of how our healthcare system and insurance reimbursement should be set up.  This is one of the best articles I have read in a long time that is both practical and realistic for all involved.  Great read for anyone in the healthcare field.

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How Implementing Telemedicine Increases Your Medical Practice Revenue

“Overall, telemedicine offers a number of ways for medical practices to increase revenue, including reducing no-shows, optimizing patient flow, adding new patients, better retaining existing patients, monetizing after-hours consultations, and enabling easy same-day appointment scheduling that fits in more billable hours. Telemedicine is good for patients, as most of us already know. But telemedicine also is good for revenue growth, which some people didn’t know.”

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