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Are These Top 11 Trends Something You Should Worry About?

Posted by Kathleen Sidesky on Jan 30, 2012 12:20:00 PM

Our last blog focused on what you're doing to face the changes taking place and what you can do to help manage them.  Now let's take a look at the Top 11 Trends for 2012 in Healthcare Data from a new perspective...specifically a risk management perspective.  A few of the highlights from the article include:

  • Predictions include healthcare organizations will not be immune to data breach risks caused by the spread of mobile devices in the workforce, according to Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder, Ponemon Institute.  Have you taken the necessary steps to protect your devices?

  • Growing reliance on business associates will create new risks, believes Larry Walker, president of The Walker Company. Economic realities will force healthcare providers to continue to outsource many of their functions, such as billing, to third parties or business associates (BA).

  • Mobile will explode in healthcare, believes Christina Thielst, health administration consultant and blogger.  The use of tablets, smartphones and tablet applications in healthcare is growing exponentially.

Read the entire article posted provided by BridgeFront of Portland, OR, to learn more about the other eight trends.  Bridgefront is a leader in the online education industry for healthcare, government, business, and educational institutions.

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Topics: 2012, technology, healthcare IT, VCPI, risk, compliance, HIPAA, mobile, social media

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