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Is a Group Health Plan the Same as Group Health Insurance?Your Blog Post Title Here...

Posted by Emerald Coast Medical Association on Mar 16, 2018 3:00:53 PM

Accountable care. Healthcare Infomatics. Value-based reimbursement.  As medical professionals, it seems we are called on more and more to also become insurance experts. The language and logistics of health insurance grow increasingly complicated, but in order to understand the wellness and treatment options our patients may have at their disposal, we need to be  educated in the terminology and vocabulary of the insurance industry.

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Topics: Continuing Medical Education, Group Health Plan

Where Is Healthcare Headed in 2018?

Posted by Michelle Flaat on Jan 12, 2018 9:24:32 AM

It’s a new year, and a great time to look at what challenges may lie ahead for medical professionals and practices in 2018. One thing is for certain, there will be uncertainty!

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Topics: Group Health Plan

How 2017 Advanced Health Research

Posted by Michelle Flaat on Dec 29, 2017 3:45:47 PM

Happy holidays! Can you believe 2017 is almost over? It has certainly been an eventful year, on all fronts. Everyone knows there has been significant political upheaval around the globe and terrible natural disasters. The attention grabbing, negative headlines have, in many cases, overshadowed some great news in the medical world. 2017 has brought some exciting advances in clinical research and promising news of potential drug breakthroughs that could help people suffering ailments from migraines to cancer.

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Topics: Group Health Plan

Cyber Insurance For Healthcare Providers

Posted by Michelle Flaat on Nov 17, 2017 3:43:48 PM

An attack surface is the sum of all the endpoints of entry that an attacker can breach your environment. In a healthcare setting, endpoints go well beyond workstations, laptops, PDA'S and cell phones to include digital medical devices and software.

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Topics: Cyber Liability Insurnance, Group Health Plan

Cyber Attacks in Healthcare

Posted by Julie Danna on Oct 27, 2017 4:33:25 PM

Last November I read an article that broke down the price of data on the black market. It estimated that a credit-card number is worth $1, a Social Security number is worth $3, and a medical record is worth $200. This really caught my attention and I wondered what the “value” differential was all about.

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Topics: Cyber Liability Insurnance, Group Health Plan

Secure Text Messaging for Healthcare

Posted by Michelle Flaat on Oct 5, 2017 3:44:23 PM

Secure text messaging for healthcare has become an important compliance problem for hospitals with HIPAA regulations clearly stating that patient information must be kept secure at all times.  The use of mobile devices allows staff to improve communication regarding patient information with fellow workers, but this puts the facility at risk – violating HIPAA regulations. In addition there is a general security concern. Standard text services allow messages on devices to be read by anyone, they lie unsecured on telecommunication providers’ servers, and they can easily be intercepted and read in transit. With a secure text messaging for healthcare solution, healthcare facilities enable their staff to work both efficiently and easily while maintaining each of their patient’s privacy when transmitting PHI. A secure solution enables communications to improve while remaining HIPAA compliant.

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Topics: Group Health Plan

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