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PHI Safeguard Compliance Requirements for HIPAA/HITECH and MU – Part 2

August 19, 2014 | By More
PHI Safeguard Compliance Requirements for HIPAA/HITECH and MU – Part 2

PHI Compliance Requirements Webinar Questions/Answers – Part 2 On July 30, 2014 we hosted a webinar event with national HIPAA expert, Edward Jones. The event attracted almost 800 registrants so naturally there were a ton of questions. We decided to share the Q&A with our entire audience in a four-part series. You can follow Ed […]

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Why is HIPAA So Often Used as an Excuse

August 18, 2014 | By More
Why is HIPAA So Often Used as an Excuse

Is It Really a Misunderstanding? By Matt Fisher, Esq Twitter: @matt_r_fisher An increasing number of stories recently are casting light onto circumstances when HIPAA has been used as an excuse to deny a patient or investigators access to medical information. The largest story, a collaboration piece between NPR and ProPublica by Charles Ornstein, cited three […]

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HIE Rundown – 8/14/14

August 15, 2014 | By More
HIE Rundown – 8/14/14

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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The 2015 Draft Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule

August 14, 2014 | By More
The 2015 Draft Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule

How To Get Involved Submit Your Comments By Rod Baird Twitter: @rod99309 A few days before Independence Day, 2014, CMS invited the provider community to join it in the current version of participatory democracy; commenting on the 2015 Draft Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule. Since then, I’ve read and re-read the proposal and began to distribute […]

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PHI Safeguard Compliance Requirements for HIPAA/HITECH and MU – Part 1

August 14, 2014 | By More
PHI Safeguard Compliance Requirements for HIPAA/HITECH and MU – Part 1

PHI Compliance Requirements Webinar Questions/Answers – Part 1 On July 30, 2014 we hosted a webinar event with national HIPAA expert, Edward Jones. The event attracted almost 800 registrants so naturally there were a ton of questions. We decided to share the Q&A with our entire audience in a four-part series. You can follow Ed […]

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Buzzing Over Cerner Buying Health IT Unit of Siemens

August 13, 2014 | By More
Buzzing Over Cerner Buying Health IT Unit of Siemens

Cerner, Siemens, Blue Shield CA, Anthem Blue Cross: What Happens Next? By Alan Portela, CEO of AirStrip Twitter:  @AirStripmHealth The industry is buzzing over the news that Cerner is buying the health information technology business unit of Siemens. The Siemens acquisition is the most recent high-profile example of consolidation that is taking place in all […]

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HIPAA Security Dollars and Sense

August 11, 2014 | By More
HIPAA Security Dollars and Sense

Just How Much Does a Breach Cost? By Bart Schaefer, CEO of Armored Envoy Twitter: @ArmoredEnvoy Health care providers are subject to stringent regulatory requirements around patient privacy, and HIPAA security protocols are designed to protect both patients and providers. “Breach” is a scary word, typically conjuring up visions of malicious individuals hacking into systems […]

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EHNAC Announces 2014 Final Criteria for HIE Accreditation Program

August 7, 2014 | By More
EHNAC Announces 2014 Final Criteria for HIE Accreditation Program

Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body announced the adoption of new criteria for the Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (HIEAP), including the Texas Health Services Authority’s (THSA) HIE state-level program that was released for review in March. The updated HIEAP […]

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