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The seven deadly sins of EHR snooping

Gossiping about acquaintances, Google searching celebrities, poking around on social media. We’ve all done it. Being curious about the lives of the people around us is part of being human.

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Vulnerable populations included in the 157K breached patient records due to insider-error

The month of October continued the recent trend of hacking incidents outweighing insider incidents. However, insider incidents affected a substantially larger amount of patient records, which included vulnerable populations. Vulnerable populations are a group of patients who, due to their race, age, socioeconomic status, or specific diagnosis can...

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Using econometrics to close the medical research gap

In healthcare, the possibilities presented by the proliferation of electronic data are endless: faster and more accurate disease recognition, improved treatment, and lower costs.

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Closing the trust gap in healthcare

There exists the classic axiom of Fenno’s Paradox — the idea that people hate Congress, but love their own congressperson. While some clever statisticians have called this into question, the lesson remains powerful and enduring: Institutions can often be far less than the sum of their parts.

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Insider-Wrongdoing incident took 5+ years to discover

There has been another string of insider breaches first reported in September that have taken at least a year to discover, and in some cases several years lapsed before discovery. It’s paramount for healthcare organizations to become more proactive and efficient at detecting these insider breaches, as the organization’s reputation and patient...