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Blogs By Alan Hille

5 Tips for Reducing Cyber Security Risk in Telemedicine

E-visits are just one way technology is revolutionizing the delivery of health care and challenging traditional medical regulations. The term “telemedicine” embraces everything from stateside dermatologists scrutinizing images of soldiers’ skin lesions from another country to wearable sensors monitoring elderly patients’ vital signs at home. Specialists at major medical centers regularly consult with doctors at  Continue Reading »

Top 5 Unique Risks for Radiologists

As part of our role as specialists, we wanted to learn more about the risks specific to radiologists, so we reached out to Karen Kruer, RN, CPHRM, and Michelle Foster Earle, ARM, President of OmniSure Consulting Group, for information on the unique risks for radiologists. Here’s what we learned. Radiologists are second only to neurosurgeons in  Continue Reading »

An ACO is a Great Way to Decrease Medical Malpractice Exposures – or is it?

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are defined as groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care to their Medicare patients and the chronically ill.  This is one of the ways the Affordable Care Act seeks to reduce health care costs – by encouraging doctors, hospitals and  Continue Reading »

How Can Higher Silver Prices Increase Risk for Health Clinics?

Healthcare organizations face yet another risk – as if they didn’t have enough already. Who knew that the increase in the price of silver would cause an increase data breach risk for imaging centers, orthopedic centers, and even general health clinics. Calling 15,000 people to make them aware that their X-rays had been stolen from  Continue Reading »

Owning a Home Healthcare Agency Can Be Risky Business.

“Should I stay or should I go?” is the question many elderly people are starting to ask themselves – meaning “Do I really want to leave the home I’ve lived in for 40 years and head off to a facility with skilled nurses to care for me or can I actually find someone to care  Continue Reading »