Interview with a Clinical Informatics Trained Physician!

The below questions and answers are from an interview that I conducted with a physician that recently finished up his clinical informatics fellowship at University of Illinois Chicago. I shadowed this physician for an extensive period of time as I learned more about how he integrated his use and growing knowledge of clinical informatics with…

FHIR and Where It Came From

Understanding FHIR and its Development! Below is an excerpt from a paper that I wrote for one of my cybersecurity and networking courses in university.             FHIR, or the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, is a data exchange standard that has recently seen much implementation and adoption within the healthcare community….

Understanding MACRA – Part 2

More MACRA to understand! Don’t worry, I’m still just as confused but hopefully the rest of this MACRA series will not only help you understand this colossal change to our healthcare system, but also help me get a better grasp at it. I’ve always been one to learn and reinforce my understanding by teaching others!…

Understanding MACRA – Part 1

Understanding MACRA  – State of United States Healthcare So I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while but I simply felt that I still didn’t know enough about it to be able to actually write something about it. I’ve always been someone against misinformation and since MACRA is a huge concept and new…

Burnout – Finishing Remarks, Mitigating Burnout?

There is no stopping burnout, only mitigating it. Now that I’ve discussed a couple of key points that I’ve identified in relating to physician and healthcare provider burnout. I wanted to talk about some things that we should be pushing for more to allow these lifechanging, literally, miracle workers actually have some peace of mind…

Burnout – Technology is Killing Us All!

EHR and Other Health Technology Are A Key Driver of Physician Burnout I know that I’ve been gone for a while, school starting up has been a huge drag these past 2 weeks. Things just picked up speed way too quickly and smacked me before I even realized what was happening.  Before I knew it, I…

Why Does Healthcare Suck at Protecting Stuff?

It’s still happening. And I don’t foresee it letting up anytime soon. It’s still happening. Despite all of the healthcare data breaches that occurred in 2015, which gave it the name of the “Year of the Healthcare Hack”… it seems that we may be looking into changing that title into a period… a time period…

B2B – Digital Signatures and Certificates

Understanding Digital Signatures and Certificates The second Back2Basics post, this time covering how the CIA triad is applied and what comes of it. We know of the CIA triad when it comes to security, but there are additional things that must take place to ensure that the documents came from the correct person as well….

Back2Basics (B2B) – The CIA Triad

Understanding the importance of the CIA triad If you just had to learn something, just know the letters CIA are important in information security. In all things information security, one of the most basic yet foundational concepts is the CIA triad. Now, I could go off into a pun and little short story about “No……

Mobile Health Security – An Impending Threat

Mobile Health Platform Vulnerabilities? Still? After everything, after all of those attacks, and news outlets about data breaches. All the doodads about the need to strengthen organizational security and training users to be more educated and aware about attack vectors on computers and what not, the ball was still dropped when it came to mobile…