News & Updates

GaHIN Connects to National eHealth Exchange

July 31, 2014 | By More
GaHIN Connects to National eHealth Exchange

Connection Paves the Way for State-to-State Exchange of Health Information National connectivity enables seamless and secure Interstate record-sharing Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and clinicians to safely and securely exchange patient health information, announced its “go live” status with the eHealth Exchange (formerly […]

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HIE Rundown – 7/29/14

July 29, 2014 | By More
HIE Rundown – 7/29/14

Health Information Exchange News & Announcements Health Information Exchange (HIE) is happening every minute of every day. Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here’s what’s happening to […]

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July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee

July 29, 2014 | By More
July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee

Discussions on Certification for Post Acute Care and Behavioral Health By John Halamka, MD Twitter: @jhalamka The July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee included important discussions of certification for post acute care and behavior health applications, review of data segmentation for privacy, analysis of provider directory standards, an update on the standards/interoperability framework projects, and a […]

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Self-Assessments are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

July 28, 2014 | By More
Self-Assessments are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

More Preparation is Required! By Jay Trinckes, President/CEO Eagle Trace Security Consulting, Inc. Twitter: @hitechpo Twitter: @EagleTraceSecur As we all know by now, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will be stepping up enforcement activities under their ongoing audit efforts by the end of 2014 and beyond. These audits will also include business associates that […]

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Importance of Covered Entities Proactively Managing CyberSecurity Risks

July 28, 2014 | By More
Importance of Covered Entities Proactively Managing CyberSecurity Risks

Two Articles Shine the Spotlight on the Subject By Edward Jones III, Author and President of HIPAA, LLC. Twitter: @HIPAAsafeguards On July 13, Politico published online an article entitled “Electronic heath records ripe for theft,” which is available online.  This article makes several important points and we commend it to your attention.  First, the article […]

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ICD-10 Dual Coding – Stay the Course

July 23, 2014 | By More
ICD-10 Dual Coding – Stay the Course

5 Key Reasons to Keep on Schedule By Edwin Hartai, Senior Consultant,  Hayes Management Consulting Twitter: @HayesManagement The delay of ICD-10 has caused healthcare providers to re-evaluate the time and costs associated with planning and implementation efforts, including those devoted to dual-coding. President Obama signed the SGR bill (H.R. 4302) on April 1, 2014, effectively […]

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Healtheway Announces eHealth Exchange Validated Products

July 21, 2014 | By More
Healtheway Announces eHealth Exchange Validated Products

Streamlined Product Testing Process Dramatically Reduces Time and Cost for Interoperable HIE Healtheway, the non-profit, public-private collaborative that supports the eHealth Exchange, announced that Medicity and Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) are the first of two product vendors to successfully complete eHealth Exchange Product Testing. The eHealth Exchange Product Testing Program, launched earlier this year, […]

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Crafting a Next Generation IT strategy

July 21, 2014 | By More
Crafting a Next Generation IT strategy

What are the Strategic IT Choices? By John Halamka, MD Twitter: @jhalamka During my 16 years as CIO, I’ve witnessed the transition from client server to web, from desktops to mobile, and from locally hosted to cloud. As Beth Israel Deaconess merges and acquires more hospitals, more practices and more care management capabilities, what are […]

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