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Ensuring Security, Privacy, and Compliance While creating Value with Healthcare IT
Spiraling costs and a lack of global competitive- ness are often cited as major problems with the U.S. healthcare system. Information technology can be a signi cant part of the solution to these problems. In fact, industry leaders and the gov- ernment sector have begun to focus resources, management attention, and funding towards IT investments. Yet historically, IT has been viewed as a cost center rather than as an investment. As an element of that cost center, spending on IT security, privacy, and compliance has been typi- cally budgeted at the minimum level necessary to meet regulatory requirements. A new perspective is required, where investing in IT is understood to create value by increasing competiveness, lowering costs, and increasing the quality of patient care….Download to Read More