Entries by Alexander Craddock

Apple Leads Big-Name Tech Charge Focusing on Health Data

Apple’s $921 billion market valuation, perched atop the Fortune 500, reflects investors’ belief that the company’s relentless growth should continue in coming years. And an iPhone-based health record product, a test version of which Apple released in late January, could be a pivotal part of the expected progression. “We view the future as consumers owning […]

eRecording: Simplifile Transactions Now Available

Increase efficiency and reduce spending in your organization with eRecording integration and automation through NetDirector! NetDirector now offers automation and integration options for eRecording with Simplifile in addition to the previously offered transactions with CSC. Take a look at our eRecording Data Sheet to learn more about what this new data transaction could do for you. Reduce or eliminate […]

Health Data is a Prime Target: How to Minimize Risk

Health Data is a Prime Target: How to Minimize Risk More than 60 percent of healthcare organizations suffered a data breach in the past 12 months, according to information security researcher Ponemon Institute. In total, over 5 million healthcare records were exposed or stolen among entities studied by Ponemon. Recent incidents show no abatement in […]

Predictive Recurrence: The Fight Continues Against Opioids

U.S. opioid overdose deaths spiked five-fold between 1999 and 2016, culminating in 42,249 fatalities two years ago, according to official statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government figures also estimated 11.5 million Americans misusing prescription opioids and 2.1 million people confirmed with opioid use disorder. Federal response has prioritized better addiction […]

Technologies That Impressed at HIMSS18

Last month in larger-than-life Las Vegas, nearly 50,000 healthcare IT professionals and vendors convened for HIMSS18, the industry’s yearly focal point. Attendees sought common ground in improving care and business operations through the use of technology. Reports from the conference yielded a wealth of new information from more than 1,000 exhibitors and scores of expert […]

Disruptive Technologies Make Their Mark for Healthcare Providers

Despite uncertainty about national healthcare policy, investors continue to fuel the red-hot health technology sector, which leverages innovation in the quest to improve outcomes, streamline care and cut costs. Digital health startup firms banked $23 billion in venture funding over the past seven years, according to analysis from Rock Health. In 2017 alone, digital health […]

Healthcare Giants Attack Rising Costs, Pursue Greater Efficiency

Whether on the vendor or provider side, the business of healthcare isn’t getting any easier. Across the sector, companies and caregiver organizations are tightening their respective belts while firing up initiatives to increase efficiencies. At the end of last year’s third quarter, EHR developer athenahealth — which supports a nationwide network of more than 100,000 […]

NetDirector Enables Next-Generation Integration with Black Knight’s LoanSphere Bankruptcy and LoanSphere Foreclosure Solutions

Tampa, FL – February 6, 2018 – NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has introduced for users a new group of transactions that integrate with LoanSphere Bankruptcy and LoanSphere Foreclosure technology solutions from Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI), a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries. […]

Workflow-Aware Outreach Contributes to Healthcare Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity presents a huge, ongoing challenge for healthcare organizations across the board. Information systems, medical devices, and patient data must be protected at all times, but many hospitals and practices cannot afford to retain in-house personnel solely dedicated to security. At the same time, they often lack the technology infrastructure needed to identify and track […]

On the Horizon: What Healthcare Technology Needs in 2018

The year ahead will usher in an imposing financial squeeze for hospitals across the country. Moody’s Investor Service expects the healthcare sector’s operating cash flow to contract by 2 to 4 percent through 2018 as facilities grapple with lower insurance reimbursements and higher expense growth. Accordingly, hospitals and health systems must leverage information technology (IT) […]