Monthly Archives: October 2015

NC Changing Medicaid Methodologies to Get More Predictable Spend Along w/Better Quality of Care

In an ever-changing sign of the times away from fee for service (FFS) payment models, NC has announced its intention to move away from FFS and to a blend of managed care and ACOs to help lawmakers come up with a more predictable way to measure Medicaid expenditures.  Will other states follow?

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HIT’s Hottest New Position to Fill: CISO. Who Are They and What Is It They Do?

What exactly are CISO’s?  Wait-what do these letters stand for?  Chief Information Security Officer.  Essentially, the leader that is over the entire organization’s information architecture, framework, and ensures all of these are safe from intrusion.  it’s no wonder this is a high in demand part of healthcare given the enormous data breaches that seemingly occurs on an all too frequent with real financial penalties as well as other tangible and non-tangible costs.

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