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CMS Release Final Rule on Modifications of the EHR Incentive Programs for 2014

September 1, 2014 | By More
CMS Release Final Rule on Modifications of the EHR Incentive Programs for 2014

Rule Allows Flexibility in Certified EHR Technology for 2014 In typical ONC and CMS fashion, the newest final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs was released just hours before they left for a long holiday weekend. In Friday’s press release, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner states, “We listened to stakeholder feedback and provided […]

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Will C-CDA be the new PDF?

August 28, 2014 | By More
Will C-CDA be the new PDF?

Health IT Stuff I Found – Consolidated-Clinical Data Architecture By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios Remember when there used to be several versions of Microsoft Word and if someone with a different version of the software sent you a file, no matter the  effort that went into formatting, the text would show up as a bunch […]

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PHI Safeguard Compliance Requirements for HIPAA/HITECH and MU – Part 3

August 28, 2014 | By More
PHI Safeguard Compliance Requirements for HIPAA/HITECH and MU – Part 3

PHI Compliance Requirements Webinar Questions/Answers – Part 3 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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HIE Rundown – 8/26/14

August 26, 2014 | By More
HIE Rundown – 8/26/14

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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HITRUST Cyber Threat Briefing

August 25, 2014 | By More
HITRUST Cyber Threat Briefing

 Monthly Briefing Recap By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios A total of 112 incidents of cyber threats were reported in the past month, according to the August HITRUST briefing. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, HITRUST Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Coordination Center (C3) […]

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Developing a Shared, Nationwide Roadmap for Interoperability

August 21, 2014 | By More
Developing a Shared, Nationwide Roadmap for Interoperability

From the ONC Buzz By Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, and Erica Galvez/Interoperability and Exchange Portfolio Manager, ONC When we issued our interoperability vision paper, Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure, in June, and the HHS Principles and Strategy for Accelerating Health Information Exchange […]

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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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