Anthony Delabano

Anthony Delabano

With an unparalleled resourceful and systematic approach, Anthony Delabano (A-Train) continually innovates to bridge the gap between marketing and sales. In his free time, Anthony dedicates his passion driven ingenuity to his nonprofit, Foundation45, which gives hundreds of musicians and artists each year, a second chance at life through 100% free counseling services.

Recent posts by Anthony Delabano

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Healthcare’s Top 3 Security Breaches with 9 Key Takeaways

By Anthony Delabano on Aug 3, 2021

In our last blog, we looked at the impact of security breaches on the healthcare industry. This week, we will cover the top three health-care related data breaches over the past 10 years – namely, those from Anthem Inc., AMCA, and Primera Blue Cross, which represent a staggering 100,000,000 patient records exposed, more than $22 million in fines from HIPPA violations, and ongoing lawsuits of at least $115 million.

Our focus for this blog series at Access is to not to cause alarm, but rather to express the seriousness of healthcare security. We encourage your healthcare system to act now to mitigate potential vulnerabilities, considering the damage it causes to patients, families, and healthcare organizations. In recent years, Access has set the standard for healthcare eSignature third-party vendors with top-tier security standards. During initial audits, we were shocked to discover that our counterparts in the industry hold security scores that reflect major vulnerabilities, which could put entire health systems at risk. We encourage you to request a security audit for your top five vendors HERE or see for yourself on securityscorecard.com.

Let’s look at the top three security breaches in recent years and key takeaways.

Topics: Healthcare Cybersecurity Vendor Security Premera Blue Cross Key Takeaways Anthem Quest Diagnostics
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Healthcare CyberSecurity & the Shocking Truth About 3rd Party Vendor Risk

By Anthony Delabano on Jul 20, 2021

As you might imagine, the healthcare industry is a prime target for cybercriminals. In fact, healthcare accounted for 76.59% of all data security breaches in the past five years. The average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million.

Hackers are getting more sophisticated, using malware, phishing attacks, ransomware, and other tactics to steal patient information. Notable high-profile security breaches in recent years include Anthem Blue Cross, Premera Blue Cross, and CareFirst BlueCross. In addition, breaches are on the rise. In 2020 alone, 28,756,445 patient records were exposed in security breaches, making it the third worst year for healthcare security breaches on record. What does this mean for you, and what should you do? What about working with 3rd party vendors and how their security standards impact our health system?

Topics: Healthcare Cybersecurity Ransomware Attacks Vendor Security Data breaches
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"What About my Ovaries?" Part 1 | A Case Study Series Where it All Went Wrong

By Anthony Delabano on May 12, 2021

A CASE STUDY SERIES WHERE IT ALL WENT WRONG & What You Need to learn from others mistakes

Like the famous Swiss cheese that Wisconsin is known for, the informed consent process for surgical procedures has many holes. This case study reviews the findings from the Wisconsin Examining Board, exposing a broken chain of events, but it also spotlights opportunities to avoid this type of medical error by using electronic consent technologies.  

Topics: EMR Integration Informed Consent Risk Medical Malpractice
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HOSPITALS SECOND CHANCE LOOPHOLE TO RECOUP LOST 2020 FUNDS WITH ERISA APPEALS

By Anthony Delabano on Mar 23, 2021

The financial impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the United States Healthcare System has had lasting impact which will reach far into 2021 for many hospitalsWe’ve just recently seen claims denial rates jump to a staggering 23% in 2020, but there’s a bit of good news for those working to recoup lost funds. Thanks to two loopholes, for the first time in history, hospitals can reach back in time for claims denied through ERISA Appeals, essentially stopping the clock on late claims made back to March 2020.  

Topics: ERISA Appeals Loophole Time Related Denial Reimbursement
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Top 10 Telehealth Benefits and Challenges Concerning Hospitals

By Anthony Delabano on Jul 28, 2020

As telehealth proves to be a cost-effective and safe beacon of hope for the patient that would otherwise not receive care, it is also a solution for hospitals to deliver care amidst overwhelming public concern due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Increasing access to care through telehealth seems to be a promising option for hospitals, according to an analysis from Advisory Board, “as many as 20 percent of virtual care patients would theoretically convert to being full-service patients of a hospital or health system at an estimated annual revenue increase of approximately $3,000 per patient.” Despite this benefit, however, there are still several concerns with the efficacy and implementation of a hospital virtual care program.

Topics: Telemedicine Benefits Exam Challenges Barriers Patient workflow
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The Best Telehealth Room Design for Your Clinicians

By Anthony Delabano on Jul 14, 2020

Once you have decided that virtual care is a critical next step for your hospital, it is important and necessary to explore the environmental aspects of telehealth.

Topics: virtual care Room Design Consultation location HIPAA Compliant Lighting Top Teleconference Cameras
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Best Practices for Building a Telehealth Team Now

By Anthony Delabano on Jul 8, 2020

The Essential Resource Guide to Hospital-Enabled Virtual Care | Clinician Champions, Team Structure, & Training - Part 3 of 5

Other Blogs in this Series
Part 1 of 5: Pre-Registration & Telehealth Consent Strategy
Part 2 of 5: Step-By-Step business Case & Grant Funding
Part 4 of 5: The Best Telehealth Room Design for Your Clinicians
Part 5 of 5: TOP 10 TELEHEALTH BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES CONCERNING HOSPITALS
 
Telehealth ebook: HOSPITAL TELEHEALTH TOOLKIT: A best practice Guide
Topics: virtual care Champion Team Structure Training Resources Roles Responsibilities
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Step-by-step Telehealth Business Case Strategy & Grant Funding Resources

By Anthony Delabano on Jun 24, 2020

Part 2 of 5: step-by-step business case & grant funding

 

As the health care industry faces historic financial losses and a recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital leaders must quickly identify value-focused initiatives and seek out the financial resources to fund them. While hospital project budgets are at risk of being cut, we can proactively look back at the last recession for gaps and where to invest.

The poignant words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. give humble guidance on where to reflect on the past to shape the future:
“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

 
Other blogs in this series
Part 1 of 5: Pre-Registration & Telehealth Consent Strategy
Part 3 of 5: Clinician Champions, Team Structure, & Training
Part 4 of 5: The Best Telehealth Room Design for Your Clinicians
Part 5 of 5: TOP 10 TELEHEALTH BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES CONCERNING HOSPITALS
Telehealth ebook: HOSPITAL TELEHEALTH TOOLKIT: A best practice Guide

 

Topics: Strategy Virtual Waiting Room Recession Benefits of telehealth Business Case Funding ROI
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Pre-registration & Telehealth Consent form Strategy

By Anthony Delabano on Jun 11, 2020

Part 1 of 5: Pre-registration & Telehealth Consent Strategy

 As hospitals look towards the “post COVID-19” future, they are shifting their focus to increase operational efficiencies and rapidly create additional cost and workflow opportunities. The old proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” holds true now more than ever.  

Other blogs in this series
Part 2 of 5: Step-By-Step business Case & Grant Funding
Part 3 of 5: Clinician Champions, Team Structure, & Training
Part 4 of 5: The Best Telehealth Room Design for Your Clinicians
Part 5 of 5: TOP 10 TELEHEALTH BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES CONCERNING HOSPITALS
 
Telehealth ebook: HOSPITAL TELEHEALTH TOOLKIT: A best practice Guide
Topics: Patient Electronic Signature Informed Consent pre-registration Workflow Risk