Artificial intelligence (AI) is disrupting many industries, and healthcare is no exception. But when it comes to data, AI and analytics, what’s on the horizon for the healthcare industry? How can healthcare organizations get better at using technology to empower their organizations for success? What are the latest advancements?

Given stringent federal patient privacy laws and the growing threat of cyberattacks and data breaches, the conventional wisdom is that healthcare organizations are investing more resources than ever on compliance. But a recent industry study suggests healthcare providers have a long way to go when it comes to compliance.

The U.S. healthcare system has long struggled to control costs, improve quality and expand access, but a wave of technologies and approaches are poised to usher in a new era of innovation with the potential to transform care in dramatic ways.

The challenges in healthcare HR are clear: an ongoing talent crunch, shifting regulations and reimbursement models, and ongoing mergers and acquisitions. To meet these challenges, HR leaders must focus on their core strengths and roles to implement talent strategies that support the bottom line.

Auditing from regulatory agencies and payers is increasing, driving the compliance program priorities across the healthcare industry. The latest research from SAI Global indicates healthcare compliance departments are shifting their focus in response to the ever-changing nature of the industry.

Contrary to popular belief, hackers or “hactivists” are not the leading cause of data breaches in healthcare—not even the second, according to a recent survey by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

The healthcare industry has seen a major spike in data breaches and security threats in recent years. According to Trend Micro’s data breach analysis, since 2010, 27 percent of all disclosed data breaches were in healthcare, followed by education (17%) and government (16%). There are two possible explanations for this. First, insider threats have always been present and never properly reported.

Medical services professionals are often seen as the “gateway” to healthcare organizations. They are key to ensuring the healthcare professionals hired and given privileges to serve organizations’ patients are fully qualified They also ensure the organization remains compliant with state and national regulations on qualifications and credentials. It’s an important role, and that won’t change as 2016 approaches, but some things will.

Here are four changes MSPs can expect to see in 2016 and beyond.

Who within a company holds employee information that is sensitive and personal?  That’s right, Human Resources (HR) and that is why data security is a very important area to focus on.  As identity theft and fraud increases globally, people are becoming more protective of their personal information and count on companies to keep that information protected.  In addition to the direct employee information HR organizations hold, they typically retain company delicate information that would be damaging if leaked to the general public.  So how are HR departments storing most o

While PreCheck is a longtime supporter and exhibitor of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute, this was my first time attending the conference as an attendee. As a healthcare exclusive background screening firm, it is imperative that we as an organization stay abreast of the latest healthcare regulations that affect our clients in this complex industry. I think we can all agree that healthcare is ever-changing.

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