This week on the weekly roundup we take a look at some the hottest healthcare security and IT related topics happening around the US.

DHS: KRACK VULNERABILITY PUTS ALL WIFI CONNECTIONS AT RISK OF BEING HACKED

The US Department of Homeland Security issued a warning this week about a fundamental flaw which could affect all devices connected to a WIFI connection. A Belgian researcher recently discovered the way hackers could hijack connections, decrypt traffic and view communications sent from a WPA-2 enabled device.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE—> WIFI VULNERABILITY.

MORE PATIENT DATA WAS STOLEN LAST MONTH THAN EVER BEFORE

500,000 pieces of patient data were hacked in the month of September 2017. Healthcare data breaches continue to be the most sought-after information and fetch 10x the price of other data on the black market. What is the government and private sector to stop this threat?

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE—> STOLEN PATIENT DATA.

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MORE PAYMENTS COMING OUT OF PATIENTS’ POCKETS, PROVIDERS MUST REDESIGN THEIR REVENUE CYCLE

The traditional “pay-and-chase” model is no longer effective for healthcare providers seeking payment collections from patients. As over 60% of hospital bills remain unpaid after six months, hospitals are evaluating the ways in which they seek repayment.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE—> PAYMENT COLLECTIONS

THE IMPACT OF PATIENT SCORES ON QUALITY OF CARE

More than ever before, patient experience is increasing a hospital’s profitability and financial performance. Hospitals with better patient experience scores have better process of care quality and lower readmission and mortality rates.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE—> PATIENT SCORES  

89 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO SIGN OFF ON AN EMAIL

Fun and Fast Info: Ever wonder if your email signature fits the audience? When should you use “Warmest Regards” versus “Yours Truly”?? Reference this informative article the next time you are unsure of how to sign an email or letter. Susan Adams, a 20-year Forbes Business writer gives nearly one-hundred valuable pearls of email etiquette wisdom. Sign everything from a love letter to a letter to your lawyer with confidence!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE—> 89 WAYS

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