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Follow-up: HHS National Security Strategy

As a follow-up to my post yesterday about the US Department of Health and Human Services’ “National Health Security Strategy 2015-2018,” I’d like to respond to a few questions that arose surrounding the sources of data that would comprise a large, unified national health database. At risk of running afoul …

HHS “National Health Security Strategy” – Orwellian?

With all of the talk about the government overstepping boundaries in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks, any proposal to broaden the federal government’s reach into our personal data should raise some eyebrows.  It was probably only a matter of time before our health data was topic du jour. …

Every Breach Matters (but some more than others)

Disclosure of patient data seems to be a common occurrence, and we see reports of this in the news on a regular basis (somebody lost an unencrypted laptop, an iPad with patient data was stolen and so on).  But every once in a while there is a disclosure incident that …

Vandalay! Vonlay! … Huron?

I was shocked (okay, only a little bit) when I heard the news that Huron Consulting acquired Vonlay, LLC.  This is big new, in a way, because Vonlay was one of the three that set themselves apart in my eyes.  If you wanted a Epic clinical or revenue cycle consultant who was …

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