Healthcare organizations manage and analyze patient and member data today in volumes that even ten years ago would have been unimaginable—and will only increase. Taking steps toward a modern data architecture paves the way for clean, usable data integrated from a variety of sources such as wearables, clinical data, and payer data.
With the deluge of Big Data and plethora of new avenues for collecting information, structured data is no longer the only place from which meaningful information can be derived.
In order to confirm the effectiveness of efforts underway to combat the opioid epidemic, the data that tracks the population in medication-assisted treatment, along with success or failure in the treatment programs, is of vital importance.
Anthem has recently agreed to pay $16 million to OCR for a breach that affected almost 79 million people—merely the beginning of the costs associated with recovering from a breach of this magnitude. The hackers are winning the game; current information and security approaches just aren’t cutting it and healthcare organizations are no doubt at risk.
There is no single compilation of what reasonable steps a party might take to avoid the loss of electronically stored information or the imposition of related sanctions for such a loss.
The opioid crisis has generated much data to monitor the problem and analyze its scope and trends. Statistics can describe the demographics of the opioid addict, describe the source and type of drug abuse, and aggregate data to assess the extent of the opioid crisis.