The Fine Print of MACRA’s Final Rule: Good for Patients?

MICHAEL MILLENSON | October 16, 2016

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS just released the final regulations for the most ambitious attempt in U.S. history to transform how medical care is delivered and paid for. But is it good for patients?

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What is the need for SOC in Healthcare?

Article | February 18, 2020

With data security becoming a pressing issue in the healthcare industry, having a robust security operations center is the cybersecurity solution. Over the past few years, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) data breaches have been at an all-time high. Moreover, in the United States alone, cyber-attacks on the healthcare systems result in a loss of US$6.2 billion every year. Thus, making the use of SOC in healthcare very crucial.

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How to Develop An ABM Strategy for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Article | February 18, 2020

Most physician outreach now takes place digitally or indirectly. This shift in engagement has made it crucial for sales and marketing teams in healthcare and life sciences (HLS) to be aligned with a unified strategy. That’s what we discovered at League. Founded in 2014, League is on a mission to consumerize health and benefits for employers. We started using Salesforce and Pardot in 2017. Back then, marketing and sales were disconnected, and this was impacting our overall performance in a negative way. Our solution was to develop our first account-based marketing strategy. We saw that ABM was a huge trend, and we loved the idea of choosing a set of target accounts, creating playbooks, and personalizing marketing campaigns to help drive meetings. Here’s how we adopted ABM at League, and the results of our ABM efforts.

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3 Key Considerations in Cloud Security for Healthcare Organizations

Article | February 18, 2020

With medical system consolidation and increasing numbers of medical records created, the need for digital access and storage is gaining steam. Digitizing records allows clinicians to improve accuracy and decrease redundant testing and studies, as well as reduce treatment delays. Greater availability of digitized records has other perks too. With vast amounts of accessible medical data, researchers can move public health studies forward, also potentially improving care and treatment of individual patients. As a result, cloud storage is taking off, though healthcare organizations are adopting it more slowly than other industries. According to a 2019 Nutanix report, 71% of healthcare organizations using cloud were considered the least mature – relative beginners – in that they were using fewer cloud services. Compare that figure to finance or retail, where 13% and 15% respectively were beginners. However, that is changing.

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St. Jude Medical

St. Jude Medical is now Abbott. We are a global medical device manufacturer dedicated to transforming the treatment of some of the world’s most expensive epidemic diseases. We do this by developing cost-effective medical technologies that save and improve lives. St. Jude Medical provides safe and effective technologies that are of the highest quality-and that quality is something we take very seriously because we know patients around the world rely on our technologies. Our approximately 18,000 employees are passionate in their commitment to this priority.

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