News & Updates

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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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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News & Updates From CMS

August 26, 2014 | By More
News & Updates From CMS

CMS Announcements, Events, and New Resources The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reporting these events, updates and deadlines for providers and hospitals. These items focus on the agency’s EHR Incentive programs as well as their eHealth and health IT programs and initiatives. Read the lastest MLN Connects Weekly Provider eNews. National Provider […]

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4th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit

August 25, 2014 | By More
4th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit

Register now for the 4th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) invites you to register for the 2014 Annual Consumer Health IT Summit on September 15th in Washington DC. This exciting day-long event highlights public and private sector efforts to advance patient engagement by empowering people […]

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