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The New Healthcare, Evidenced By Baylor’s Landmark Texas Care Alliance

Creating the right future for health care is like unwinding a ball of string, you have to start by finding the knots. The three knots in the way health care is delivered in this country today are waste, lack of coordination, and poor management of chronic disease. We as providers have never been incentivized to address any of those issues. Now, at Baylor Scott & White Health, we are building a model to change that. Full Story

Mobile Apps: The New Era In Home Healthcare

A recent briefing published in the journal Health Affairs, by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, predicts that the number of mobile health apps will increase by a rate of 25 percent a year for the foreseeable future. As mobile apps begin bridging the gap between clinician and patient, patients are receiving better and faster care. Full Story

How Healthcare Construction Is Boosting Safety Through Technology

Sometimes the construction industry gets accused of using the same technologies as it did when the Pyramids were built. This may have been true years ago, but today we are seeing new developments in many aspects of healthcare construction, with prefabrication and safety being two areas where there has been substantial change. Full Story

Can A HIPAA Violation Give Rise to a Private Cause of Action?

Enacted in 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires covered entities to maintain the confidentiality of patients’ medical records and other protected health information. Individuals do not have a private right to sue covered entities for violations of HIPAA. However, individuals have found a way to circumvent this preclusion by filing causes of action in state courts. Full Story