Health Information Technology (HIT)

Feb 14, 2019
For the past few years, “prices” in health care have generated some eye-popping headlines in the press — most notably drug prices. It is not news to anyone in health care that the prices providers pay for drugs and for health care technology seem to rise every year. Further, providers face the…
Feb 14, 2019
Boards need to understand artificial intelligence to evaluate its evolving benefits and risks.
Jun 11, 2018
Has your credit card ever been hacked? What if a text message like this were to appear on your smartphone: “Re: Visa Card #1234. To continue using your card, please verify these three transactions: 02/08 XYZ Computers $679.57 (declined), Starbucks $12.77 (approved), CVS Pharmacy $25.49 (…
Mar 12, 2018
In Dallas, as in many cities, frequent users of emergency services often face underlying social issues. Coordination between health care and social services is often fragmented, but now an information-exchange portal launched by Parkland Health & Hospital System has found success in…
Mar 12, 2018
Hospitals and health systems have created a wealth of data by adopting electronic health record systems that can integrate information from a variety of sources. For many provider organizations, however, the ability to capitalize on the value of this information has lagged behind the ability to…
Oct 9, 2017
Ransomware is a new threat facing computer systems worldwide. Boards of health care organizations need to understand its risks and make sure they are taking steps to mitigate or eliminate vulnerabilities that lead to ransomware attacks.
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The costs of violence

Aug 10, 2017
Violence Report examines cost of community violence Community violence cost U.S. hospitals and health systems an estimated $2.7 billion in 2016, according to a report prepared for the American Hospital Association by Milliman.
Jul 10, 2017
Technology permeates almost every corner of health care. Patient records, the operating room and primary care providers are all increasingly interconnected. 
Jul 10, 2017
Many hospitals and health systems across the country have put the technological pieces in place to drive efficiencies and improve patient care and the patient experience, but they still have room for further integration of systems and processes and to conduct population health management.
Jul 10, 2017
Imagine this text message shows up on your smartphone: “Dear John, we have complete control of your pacemaker software. Please remit $10,000 to our offshore bank immediately or we will drain your battery.”