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Who’s Made the List?

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Who doesn’t like a good list? Whether you are on it, know someone on it, or aspire to be on it, you always want to read the list. Here are some interesting lists I think deserve sharing.

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33 Health IT & Revenue Cycle Wiz Kids
Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review’s (@BeckersHR) has selected 33 up-and-comers in the health IT world. Congratulations to Justin Barnes (@HITAdvisor), chief growth officer at iHealth (@RevenueSherpa) for his selection on this list. To hear more from Justin, tune in to his show,This Just In, weekdays at 2:30 pm ETon Healthcare NOW Radio (@HCNowRadio

The Richest People in Tech
Forbes (@Forbes) generated a list of the richest people in tech. Information included for each techie: rank, name, net worth, age, origin of wealth and country. You can filter the list by overall ranking, youngest, oldest, women, and country. No surprises that Bill Gates (@BillGates) is ranked #1 with a net worth of $78 billion. Congratulations to Epic Systems founder and CEO Judy Faulkner who ranks in at #79. 

Inc. 5000 2016: The Full List
Congratulations to these healthcare IT companies who made Inc.’s (@Inc) 2016 list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America.  #384 Health Catalyst (@HealthCatalyst) #627 ChartWise Medical Systems (@ChartWiseMed) #858 Modernizing Medicine (@modmed) #947 Wellcentive (@Wellcentive)  #1556 The HCI Group (@TheHCIGroup )#1988 Kareo (@GoKareo ) #2965 Healthcare IT Leaders (@HITleaders) and  #4396 eClinicalWorks (@eClinicalWorks)

The low hanging fruit of HIPAA compliance: 8 best practices
Becker’s Spine Review (@BeckersSpine) discusses eight best practices for ensuring HIPAA compliance. Encrypting health information, authentication requirements, and staff training are a few ways listed to combat the challenges physician practices face when striving for HIPAA compliance. “It’s very important for physician practices to recognize their role in protecting patient information, in all forms, from unauthorized disclosure and to invest in services that safeguard their electronic information systems that handle patient information. This means that, at minimum, they should have a comprehensive information security risk assessment that looks at all of the technology that creates, stores or transmits patient information to identify threats and vulnerabilities.” – David Holtzman, JD, CIPP, vice president of compliance strategies, Cynergistek (@cynergistek.)

50 Healthcare Apps for Clinicians and Consumers to know
New healthcare startup companies are popping up every week. It’s unknown which one, if any, will be the next big one, but they all have apps that are being downloaded regularly. Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review’s (@BeckersHR) compiles a list of 50 healthcare apps most-talked about for both patients and providers. Apps include the areas of telehealth, prescription management, physician reference, patient portal and house calls.

Social Media Guidelines for Physicians
Social Media can be a more personalized way to communicate with patients. With limited time and a desire to remain professional, some doctors shy away from using this type of marketing tool. Studies find that over 50% of physicians are using social media for work purposes, including posting about current healthcare news, engaging in discussions with peers, marketing their practice, and providing thought leadership to patients. For doctors looking to begin using social media, GroupOne Healthsource (@GroupOne_Health) outlines some dos and don’t in 6 Social Media Guidelines for Physicians

10 Policies and Procedures for Secure Text Messaging
Text messaging is used to make communication within a workplace more secure and efficient. But if not developed carefully and governed specifically, the exact opposite effects could ensue. Jason Stanaland for spok’s (@spoktweets) Spokwise Healthcare blog outlines 10 policies and procedures for hospitals to follow when executing a secure text messaging system.

5 Ways to Make Sure your #HospitalOutsourcing IT Correctly
75% of Hospitals are outsourcing IT functions. Thomas Grove, Principal, at Phoenix Health Systems (@PhoenixHealthIT) details why hospitals are making this choice, including to find solutions for problems such as maintaining complex technology services like service desks and application support. Once hospitals make the decision to outsource (as 3/4 of hospitals with over 300 beds have done) there are five ways to get outsourcing done right.

By: Maureen Fowler on in News