Entries by John Trader

How Doctors Can Transmit Patient Data Securely

The following guest post on protecting patient data was submitted by Heather Lomax. Communication efforts in the last few years have greatly advanced between doctor and patient. Instead of having patients drive out for a visit or make drawn-out phone calls every time something needs to be discussed, some doctors’ offices have started to use […]

Peace of Mind: A Short Guide To Who Handles Your Private Medical Information

The following guest post on who handles Protected Health Information (PHI) was submitted by Brooke Chaplan. From basic information such as your height and weight to the types of medications you are taking, your health history, diagnoses, billing information and more, your healthcare providers have access to an incredible amount of very personal information about […]

4 Ways Medical Personnel Can Implement Policy into Patient Safety Protocol

The following guest post on improving patient safety in healthcare was submitted by Rachelle Wilber. The safety of patients in a medical facility is just as important as treating their condition. People must feel protected when visiting a hospital or clinic. Otherwise, they will be reluctant to seek medical care in times of need. Medical […]

Medical Identity Theft: How Hospitals Can Reduce Risk

Hospitals are generally considered to be a place to seek refuge — a safe haven for both employees and patients alike. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Incidents of medical identity theft are becoming more and more common. Issues involving improper use and disposal of data, hacking, and theft result in not only adverse financial […]

HIPAA in a Nutshell

The following guest post on the HIPAA law was submitted by Shae Holland. HIPAA regulations represent a major transformation in the way healthcare organizations handle information regarding their patients. All patients should understand their rights, just as all healthcare facilities must know and conform to the privacy standards. Let’s examine the ins and outs of […]

How Big Data is Changing Medicine

The following guest post on big data in healthcare was submitted by Chris Saviano. Big Data is one of those buzz terms you’ll see all over the internet. Something about it sounds slightly sinister, like Big Tobacco. But Big Data is more innocuous: it’s just a term used to define large amounts of data. It […]

New Partnership with CrossChx Signals Positive Changes for Patient ID

In case you missed it, on Friday we officially announced a new and exciting partnership agreement with CrossChx. Under the terms of the partnership, CrossChx  customers can easily transition their existing SafeChx biometrics solution to RightPatient, while continuing to utilize other CrossChx products such as Olive artificial intelligence. The healthcare industry continues to suffer the ill […]

Healthcare Data Security: How Doctors and Nurses Access, Utilize, and Protect Your Information

The following guest post on healthcare data security was submitted by Brooke Chaplan. Anyone who has been to a doctor’s office, hospital or other healthcare institution knows that these can be busy places with patients waiting to be seen and professionals bustling about to perform their duties. With all of this activity going on and […]

Top Patient Privacy Concerns With Healthcare Data Integration

The following guest post on patient privacy was submitted by Avery Phillips. In many industries, the proliferation of mobile, cloud, and data collection technology is far outpacing the ability of regulatory bodies to keep up. This is especially true in healthcare, partly due to the sensitive nature of patient records and partly due to widespread […]

Best Practices for Keeping Patients Safe in Assisted Living Facilities

The following guest post on patient safety in assisted living facilities was submitted by Paul Birung. Assisted living facilities are modern health solutions that enable patients to live in the much-needed comfort of their home. These are centers that cater for varying services depending on who they are caring for. It is therefore important to […]