The HIPAA Data Standards Series: Bitcoin Reveals the Future of Healthcare

On February 5, 2016, hackers attacked Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s computer systems. They prevented hospital staff from gaining system access and said they would only restore it if they received a payment of 40 bitcoin (about $17,000). While small in scale and cost, this security breach may unknowingly show us healthcare’s future. And no, that […]

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The HIPAA Data Standards Series: Do You Know Your PACDR?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last six years, you’re aware of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on U.S. healthcare. Perhaps you’ve noted, too, the prominent position of the word affordable. One way to make healthcare more affordable is to make it smarter. While progress has been made on […]

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