Tag Archives: HIT

The Perils of Prevention Primacy

When prevention hardly works, establishing ineffective prevention protections, creating and running compliance-monitoring entities, and monitoring providers and payers are especially troubling. While we must punish cyber criminals, it is critical to focus our efforts on protecting and helping victims. This makes far more sense than continuing to pay exorbitant amounts … Read More

Posted on December 26th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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The Total Impact of Theft

So if the crooks already have our identities, why are we spending huge sums to “protect” what already vanished? Are we, like the proverbial farmer, locking the barn door after a thief stole our horse? Before answering these questions, we should examine some contributing factors. First, there is a general … Read More

Posted on December 18th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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The Horse is Already Stolen

When discussing health identity protection, one of the first things that comes to mind is the old proverb reminding us we are foolish to lock the barn door to safeguard a stolen horse. The damage is already done; now we need to focus on recovering the horse. Of course, when … Read More

Posted on December 11th, 2015 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Applying Full Contact Care

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series HIT and Patient Engagement: The Cart Before the Horse

Many patient engagement projects in the U.S. rely on the design and use of HIT tools and resources. Patient portals, personal health records, on-line patient education are a few examples of these HIT tools. Future efforts, at least for the near term, are very likely to continue seeking to leverage … Read More

Posted on October 12th, 2013 in Innovating Health Care IT
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Clarifying Patient Engagement

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series HIT and Patient Engagement: The Cart Before the Horse

“Patient engagement is the blockbuster drug of the century” 1 …or so asserts Health Information Technology (HIT) futurist Leonard Kish. But like many transformational themes in healthcare, we do not have a commonly agreed upon definition of what exactly “patient engagement” is. Last year, the National eHealth Collaborative conducted a … Read More

Posted on October 5th, 2013 in Innovating Health Care IT
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