News & Updates

Final Rule issued for 2014 EHR Incentive Program

September 2, 2014 | By More
Final Rule issued for 2014 EHR Incentive Program

Providers offered ‘flexibility’ By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios There should be laws against publishing important program updates late afternoon on the Friday before a three-day weekend, but to my dismay, there is no such thing. On Friday, August 29 at 4 pm, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release […]

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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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Health IT Business News – Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014 | By More
Health IT Business News – Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Today’s Business News Medicity, provider of integrated workflow solutions for network-enabled population health management, has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Promising Technology Companies in 2014” by CIOReview Magazine. The Medicity platform was selected based on its innovative approach to integrated data exchange and transformation of clinical, financial and operations strategies. The annual […]

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Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers

August 29, 2014 | By More
Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers

Register for these Health IT Events Online Take advantage of these upcoming online educational events. The webinars are all intended for eligible professional and their practices. They are free of charge so register today. For other Health IT events, conferences, or summits visit our HIT Event Calendar. Dodge Communication When: September 16th, 1-2pm ET Register for this event. […]

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ETL Challenges within Healthcare Business Intelligence

August 28, 2014 | By More
ETL Challenges within Healthcare Business Intelligence

Developing Your ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) Solution By Brad Benson, CEO Health eFormatics Twitter: @EMRConversion Healthcare delivery reforms are putting pressure on healthcare organizations to reduce costs and improve quality and efficiency. ACOs need to reduce readmissions and demonstrate improvements in quality standards in order to avoid CMS penalties. Providers need to be able to better understand […]

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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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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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Three Tips For Password Security That Actually Work

August 27, 2014 | By More
Three Tips For Password Security That Actually Work

Password Management Systems in Your Organizations By Ryan Ward, CISO at Avatier Twitter: @Avatier Twitter: @ryawarr Someone once told me that developing a usable and secure password management system isn’t rocket science…it’s much more difficult than that. Naturally, I disagree as I have witnessed numerous implementations of password management solutions that were a major success […]

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Latest News and Updates from ONC

August 27, 2014 | By More
Latest News and Updates from ONC

Adopting Health IT The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is […]

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Recent Surveys and Reports Released

August 26, 2014 | By More
Recent Surveys and Reports Released

New Health IT Reports and Surveys Here are some recent reports and surveys that have been published focusing on health IT adoption. Accumulated data come from global and domestic data. 2014 HIMSS Workforce Survey The second installment of the HIMSS Workforce Survey continues research in the information technology (IT) hiring practices of both the IT […]

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