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    Non-Physician Providers Will Become More Common with Time You don’t have to be a physician anymore to offer the services of one. The term "non-physician provider" (NPP) is becoming common with time. Non-physician providers Physicians have a tight schedule around the clock. No matter how hard they try, there is always something more that could have been done, one more patient that could have been seen. This is where NPPs come in. They may not be actual physicians, but are licensed and [...]

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    Google goes to Harvard to learn medicine

    Has Google Enrolled in Harvard Medical School?   If no one does a good enough job, we all have Google to quench our thirst for knowledge. In fact, it is more of a go-to place rather than a last-resort. This is what we do. Googlers—people who work at the tech giant—have a slightly different approach. The Harvard Visit Even Googlers get curious. The tech geniuses recently wanted to walk in the shoes of a doctor, and see how life seems from that far end of the tunnel. Who better [...]

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    Had a HIPAA breach? Follow these steps to mitigate it.

    This Is How Professionals Deal with A HIPAA Breach The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is designed to keep the private and confidential information of patients as such. A breach in HIPAA means the Protected Health Information (PHI) has been leaked, or stolen. This is a huge matter of concern for businesses and healthcare institutes. However, the last thing you should do is panic during such situations. Professionals set a precedent of how HIPAA breaches should[...]

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    Being HIPAA compliant is Important!

    Why Is Being HIPAA Compliant So Important? Every industry requires a governing body that sets the standard operating procedure (SOP). These operating procedures ensure a safer use of products, services, or information. HIPAA is an act that deals with a patient’s confidentiality of information. To keep the sensitive data in safe hands, the healthcare industry follows the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. How It Affects You? There are two aspects to being HIPAA [...]

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    FDA plans to revolutionize Digital Health

    FDA Ready to Act on Digital Health With the digital world continuing to influence our lives, the Food and Drug Administration has a Health innovation plan to execute. They will be working to introduce more medical applications. The FDA Application There are already thousands of medical apps being used in the market. While some help professionals to track health conditions, other assist in diagnostics. The FDA plans on aiming at a small niche, though. They have decided to produce a digit [...]

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    Does EHR Design Matter?

    EHR Design Matters Technology progresses in pursuit of making things simpler. Electronic Health Records are a perfect example in this regard. They are designed in pursuit of saving a doctor’s time, and to offer a seamless flow of patient information, but do they actually? EHR Interface The application may offer sheer utility. However, it does not assist very well when it comes to understanding the UI. The information is scattered all around. You specifically have to look for a certain piece[...]

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    All you need to know about ECMC Cyber Attack

    ECMC Cyber Attack — the Beginning of Cyber Terrorism ECMC stands for Erie County Medical Center. This is a medical facility in Atlanta and is famous for its exceptional healthcare services and especially for its trauma center. However, a fine Sunday Morning, in April 2017, it came under a cyber attack. The computer screens turned white and a single message in bright red fonts appeared. It said: What happened to your files? After that, the ransom demands started appearing in shocking pink[...]

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