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Nextech Blog

3 Predictions for the Future of Healthcare

Never has there been a more dynamic time in healthcare, and the pace of change is extraordinary. Emerging payment models are encouraging more proactive care, demanding greater collaboration and...

Simplifying Data Sharing Through Integrated Technology

As specialty practices embrace technology to improve performance, they often come to a crossroads. On one path is the option of having separate solutions to handle clinical care, practice management...

Reporting: Why It’s Essential for Your Practice

Your electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) systems capture a lot of information with every patient encounter. Having technology capable of creating reports and presenting them...

Vice President Joe Biden Discusses Healthcare IT at Health Datapalooza

"This matters. It's a matter of life and death." Those were the words of Vice President Joe Biden on Monday when he spoke at the Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC.  The importance of healthcare IT...

Report: 39 Percent of Data Breaches in 2015 were in Healthcare

Data breaches are becoming an all too common occurrence in today's society. That could be quite an understatement for the healthcare industry, according to one report. An Internet Security Threat...

Social Engineering, Part 2: How Cybercriminals Hack Humans

Before venturing out to attend the 2016 Nextech EDGE conference last week, I decided to write a bit of a teaser blog article on a topic I was covering at my session on cybersecurity—Social...

Social Engineering, Part 1: How Cybercriminals Hack Humans

On this blog, we’ve had a lot of discussion about the problem of human behavior when it comes to cybersecurity.  For example, we have looked at the Sony Pictures breach, which was caused by...

Cloud Hosting & SaaS Solutions Remove Humans from Data Security Equation

In our last blog article, we took a look at how human behavior is the most frequently encountered threat to data security.  So, what to do?  You can’t have 100 percent control over every problematic...

Humans: Biggest Threat to Data Security…Ever

Last week, health plan provider Centene disclosed that they had lost track of six hard drives containing the private information of roughly 950,000 individuals.  These records contained details such...