Jay Rath

The Cost of Healthcare Printing, by the Numbers

If you could, would you give every single person in Los Angeles a dollar?

If you work at an average 1,500-bed hospital, you already spend that much every year printing paper.

I don’t know how a hospital must get rid of that much paper, but one thing...

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Cybercriminals Focus on Healthcare and Senior Executives

Ransomware across all industries has declined since 2015. That’s the good news. The bad news is that that cyber-gangs are focusing on government, healthcare – and, especially, senior executives.

In the month of February there was one phishing attempt in...

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PHI Faxed to the Same Wrong Number for Years

For years, a used-computer store in Saskatchewan has been receiving patient records over its fax line. The owner has tried to be nice about it, but Darryl Arnold says he’s finally “fed up,” according to area radio station CJME-AM.

Despite repeated...

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HIT and Mental Health

The Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is a challenge to medicine. All of us must address it, even – or especially – those of us in HIT.

Only 35.7 percent of patients accessed some form of mental health treatment within 90 days of diagnosis,...

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HFMA: It's the Interoperability, Stupid

Just as we get ready for HIMSS comes the same old song but with new urgency, new wording –and a way out. Harkening back to a prior U.S. President, it can be summarized as, “It’s the interoperability, stupid.”

That won’t exactly be news to anyone at HIMSS...

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Valentine to HIMSS and HERSS

How do I love thee?

Let me count the ways,And rank them, not as allegories,But Condition Categories’Hierarchic phrase.

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‘Twas the Night Before Go-Live


Turn up your sound and follow along below with Dan’s reading of this holiday poem celebrating an EMR go-live!

‘Twas the night before go-live at Whoville Saint General-Hospital, Clinics (and Drug Store) for Medical-Treatment of Sore Throats and Coughing...

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