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Data Breaches and Hackermania Running Wild

September 11, 2014 | By More
Data Breaches and Hackermania Running Wild

Data Breaches Remain in the News and the Debate Around How Best to Secure Data Rages By Donna Cusano, Editor In Chief of Telehealth & Telecare Aware Everything old is new again. UK website Computing reported that East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust lost a data cartridge containing 42,000 records from its divisional headquarters in Nottingham. […]

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HIPAA Penalties Sting Outside the Healthcare Field Too

September 10, 2014 | By More
HIPAA Penalties Sting Outside the Healthcare Field Too

Benefiting from Healthcare’s Lessons Learned By Bob Chaput, CEO of Clearwater Compliance Twitter: @ClearwaterHIPAA Most companies in the U.S. likely feel that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations are strictly a healthcare industry concern. But any company with a self-funded group health plan (GHP) is now subject to HIPAA regulations, and the penalties […]

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California Hospitals Get Boost in Race Against Federal Healthcare Deadline

September 9, 2014 | By More
California Hospitals Get Boost in Race Against Federal Healthcare Deadline

Public Health Reporting Requirements Satisfied with CA-Certified MEDHOST YourCareLink California hospitals struggling to meet the federal government’s public health reporting requirements, in advance of a looming deadline, have finally caught a break. The California Department of Health’s decision to authorize healthcare IT firm MEDHOST as having a Health Information Exchange (HIE) gives the Golden State’s […]

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The August HIT Standards Committee Meeting

September 8, 2014 | By More
The August HIT Standards Committee Meeting

Accelerating Interoperability By John Halamka, MD Twitter: @jhalamka The August HIT Standards Committee focused on the work ahead to accelerate interoperability. It’s no longer about Meaningful Use, it’s about Meaningful healthcare information exchange. I offered my opinion about the work ahead. ONC is in the middle of regulation writing for Meaningful Use Stage 3, so […]

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What’s the Ice Bucket Challenge Got to Do with the CHS Breach?

September 8, 2014 | By More
What’s the Ice Bucket Challenge Got to Do with the CHS Breach?

Take My challenge. No cold water. No Ice. By David Finn, Health IT Officer at Symantec Twitter: @DavidSFinn LinkedIn Profile Let me start out by saying that I’m hot (it is Houston in September), need a vacation (my fault) and am cranky (a result of being hot and needing a vacation). It all started Monday, August […]

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eHealth Initiative 2014 HIE Survey

September 3, 2014 | By More
eHealth Initiative 2014 HIE Survey

Tell Them About Exchanging Data, Take the Survey For eleven years, eHealth Initiative (eHI) has tracked the evolution and growth of health data exchange efforts in the United States to help inform public policy, document progress, and share lessons learned. The 2014 version of the survey is currently in the field. If your organization is […]

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Three Ways Providers Should Engage the Healthcare Consumer

September 3, 2014 | By More
Three Ways Providers Should Engage the Healthcare Consumer

Consumerism is Taking Hold in Healthcare By Vern Davenport, President and Equity Partner, Medfusion Twitter: @medfusion A wave of consumerism is taking hold in healthcare, affecting provider-patient relationships across the country. Escalating health plan deductibles, the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces, and most importantly, advances in information technology are causing patients to think more like […]

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Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – August

September 2, 2014 | By More
Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – August

Top Guest Posts of the Month One of the ways that HITECH Answers is different from other media sites is the sense of community. The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thought on the issues of today. We publish at least seven guest posts a week now, Monday through Thursday. In […]

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