Entries by Jeff Dudley

Make Your Social Media Posts Personal

A Dermatology Client Example As a social media strategist, I am constantly encouraging our clients (mostly in the medical field) to snap some photos of the “goings-on” in their office and surroundings. Their fans want to know more about their doctor, the Physician Assistants, the nurses, and the wonderful staff. They want to know that […]

AAD2015 – We hope to see you at the conference!

Greetings, It’s that time of year again and many of you may already be settling into your hotel rooms for the American Academy of Dermatology annual conference. For those attending, I hope it’s a spectacular conference filled with opportunity for knowledge transfer. This is our 7th year as an exhibitor and we are looking forward […]

2014 Medicare MU Attestation Deadline Extended

2014 Medicare MU Attestation Deadline Extended to March 20th 2015 If you are an Eligible Professional participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, now you have until 11:59 p.m. ET on March 20, 2015 to attest to demonstrate Meaningful Use of the data collected during your 2014 EHR reporting period. This new deadline is an extension […]

Big name added in bid for DOD’s EHR contract – Google

A PricewaterhouseCoopers-led group has linked tech giant Google in vying for the Defense Department’s $11 billion electronic health-record contract. Google’s search services will allow providers to query EHR data extensively, Garrett said. A doctor could query it for all the patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, for example, and then search for correlations between patients with […]

Healthcare Data is at Higher Risk for 2015

The risk of experiencing a data breach “is higher than ever,” according to Experian’s second annual industry forecast, which shows how the “consistently high value of healthcare data on the black market” means there will be little respite from risk-fraught landscape. Nearly half of organizations across all industries were hit by at least one security […]

Malware and the Home Depot Security Breach

Security experts are analyzing the latest details that big-box retailer Home Depot provided about the data breach that exposed 56 million payment cards, including the nature of the malware used in the attack. “It may have been the lowest-hanging fruit for the attacker to pluck.” Read the full Healthcare Info Security article

HIPAA Alert – More On-Site Audits Planned

Federal regulators are delaying the start of phase two of the HIPAA audit program until the agency responsible for enforcement finishes the roll-out of technology that will allow audited organizations to submit data via a Web portal. And once the program resumes, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights plans to […]

Cyber Attacks Hitting the Health Sector

The healthcare industry has had several loud wake-up calls so far this year, providing an alarm that the sector is not immune to the kinds of hacker attacks that have been more commonly associated with banks and retailers. The most recent was a breach at Community Health Systems, which the hospital chain says involved Chinese […]

Telemedicine and Big Savings

Telemedicine could potentially deliver more than $6 billion a year in health care savings to U.S. companies, according to analysis by global professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW). An illustration of the program’s possibilities, achieving this level of savings would require all employees and their dependents to use the technology-enabled interactions available today […]