News & Updates

Shadow IT: A Risk Proposition in Healthcare

July 22, 2014 | By More
Shadow IT: A Risk Proposition in Healthcare

Health IT Creates Great Opportunities But Potential Danger Too By Matt Fisher, Esq Twitter: @matt_r_fisher The increasing use of technology in all aspects of healthcare creates many great opportunities as well as potential dangers. Technology may open new avenues of care and facilitate the easier sharing of information among all providers participating in a patient’s care. […]

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PQRS Provider News and Resources

July 22, 2014 | By More
PQRS Provider News and Resources

What You Need to Know About PQRS and Reporting PQRS is a CMS reporting program that uses a combination of incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals (EPs). Stay informed and updated and informed on the CMS PQRS website. Here is the latest CMS news, other available resources, […]

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Upcoming Event Looks at PHI Safeguard Compliance Requirements for HIPAA/HITECH and Meaningful Use

July 22, 2014 | By More
Upcoming Event Looks at PHI Safeguard Compliance Requirements for HIPAA/HITECH and Meaningful Use

National HIPAA Expert, Ed Jones, Addresses PHI Compliance Requirements on July 3oth Webinar The investigation findings of no risk analysis or safeguard policies underpinning the data breach settlement of $4.8 million announced on May 7, 2014, by HHS, involving NY-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University highlights what national expert Edward D. Jones, III has found empirically, […]

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Summary of Care Meaningful Use Requirements in Stage 2

July 22, 2014 | By More
Summary of Care Meaningful Use Requirements in Stage 2

Learn More about Summary of Care The following is email communication from CMS. If you are an eligible provider participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, you will have the option of reporting the Summary of Care menu objective in Stage 1, but will be required to meet the core objective in Stage 2. The intent […]

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Jessie Gruman Memorial Fund at the Center for Advancing Health

July 21, 2014 | By More
Jessie Gruman Memorial Fund at the Center for Advancing Health

In Memoriam: Jessie Gruman, July 14, 2014 Jessie Gruman was founder and president of the Center for Advancing Health, a nonpartisan, Washington-based research institute since 1992. After a long time illness she died at her home on Monday, July 14, 2014. A true patient advocate, author and cancer patient, she has had a tremendous and personal voice […]

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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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PQRS – CMS’ Awkward Middle Child

July 21, 2014 | By More
PQRS – CMS’ Awkward Middle Child

4-Day Workshop on Understanding PQRS By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios PQRS. Another healthcare acronym that is anything but enticing. What? You don’t know, or maybe more accurately, don’t care about these four letters? You’ve been occupied with other healthcare acronyms, mainly EHRs, MU, ICD-10, or HIPAA. That’s fair, they’re all […]

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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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Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers

July 18, 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. CMS eHealth Webinar Series When: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12 noon […]

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AHIMA LTPAC Summit – 2014

July 17, 2014 | By More
AHIMA LTPAC Summit – 2014

 Top Down Meets Bottom-Up By Rod Baird Twitter: @rod99309 This is the 3rd year I’ve attended the LTPAC HIT Summit and this year the event celebrated its 10th anniversary. To my knowledge this is the single annual meeting that is useful for everyone engaged with the LTC continuum. That means not just Nursing Facilities and […]

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