ARTICLES BY MEGAN WILLIAMS
Mobile Disruption Births New Care Models According To Stanford Children’s CMO
Across most of healthcare’s history, care models have been heavily dictated by caregivers and government decisions. The advent of new technologies though, is changing everything. By Megan Williams, contributing writer
Aetna: mHealth Contributes To Value-Based Ecosystem Through Social Factors
Over the next year, HIT solution providers can expect to see both mHealth and value-based care cement their roles in the healthcare industry, if not become more important. Aetna though, expects the two to merge in a way that brings clinicians new perspective on their data and their patients, according to mHealth Intelligence.
MACRA Brings New Challenges For Smaller HIT Vendors
Smaller EHR vendors might end up in a pinch because of certification requirements around MACRA.
Medical Image Market News: $Billion Growth Projections And IBM Acquires Merge
The medical image management market (which covers PACS systems, VNAs and AICAs) has had some interesting developments over the last few months. By Megan Williams, contributing writer
Aetna Employing Apple Watch In mHealth Initiative
Aetna and Apple are partnering in a new mHealth initiative that will supply Apple Watches in order to aid in the development of iOS-specific programs. By Megan Williams, contributing writer
Selling MACRA Technology To Smaller Practices
Smaller practices might not be quite ready to take on the challenges of MACRA, but it’s never too early for MSPs to start talking tech solutions with them. Small practices in particular are going to find themselves facing an incredibly complex reimbursement environment and, according to Diagnostic Imaging, tech won’t be an option in keeping up. By Megan Williams, contributing writer
Preventive Healthcare Emerging As Health Technology Sector
Every year, millions of people die from preventable diseases and conditions including diabetes, obesity, infectious disease, chronic respiratory disease, and cardiovascular disease. As technology becomes more fundamental to healthcare, preventive healthcare innovation (technologies used in measures adopted for disease prevention instead of treatment) are showing big predicted growth.
Vendor At Center Of Potential Healthcare Data Breach
Vendor is likely to blame for yet another recent potential exposure of healthcare data.
Whitepaper Stresses Breach Cost Of Lost Or Stolen Healthcare Devices
DDS leader, Absolute releases whitepaper on the cost of healthcare data breach settlements involving lost or stolen devices. By Megan Williams, contributing writer
Small-Scale Data Breaches Get New Focus From Feds
Almost exclusively, the news around healthcare data breaches focuses on mass — only the biggest and most broadly impactful violations receive much attention. According to an Information Management article, this might all soon be changing thanks to new action from the HHS Office for Civil Rights and its enforcement of rules surrounding HIPAA.