News & Updates

Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date?

September 15, 2014 | By More
Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date?

Deadline September 23, 2013 By Matt Fisher, Esq Twitter: @matt_r_fisher The much anticipated HIPAA Omnibus Rule was published by the Department of Health and Human Services on January 23, 2013. For the most part, covered entities, business associates and subcontractors were required to comply with the changes affected by the Omnibus Rule by September 23, […]

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2020 Roadmap to Define the Future of Health IT

September 15, 2014 | By More
2020 Roadmap to Define the Future of Health IT

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Weigh In By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios Welcome to National Health IT week, where pundits from across the country will be doing their best to raise awareness of the power of health IT to transform how care is delivered, how health information is shared, how quality is […]

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Patient Electronic Access Requirements for Stage 2 MU

September 15, 2014 | By More
Patient Electronic Access Requirements for Stage 2 MU

Learn More About the Requirements The following is email communication from CMS. If you are an eligible professional participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, you will be required to meet Patient Electronic Access measures. Patients’ access to their EHRs can help them make more informed decisions about their health care and improve efficiencies in health care […]

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Health Connect South – September 15 Inaugural Event

September 11, 2014 | By More
Health Connect South – September 15 Inaugural Event

Day Long Regional Conference in Atlanta Health Connect South exists as a gathering point where the most progressive aspects of health advancement in the Southeast are shared, explored and created. It was created to build a first-of-its-kind sustainable platform for regional health collaborations. Though Georgia is home to world-class health assets, there is surprisingly little […]

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ONC Releases 2014 Edition Release 2 Final Rule

September 11, 2014 | By More
ONC Releases 2014 Edition Release 2 Final Rule

HHS Provides Additional Flexibility for Certification of EHRs The following is correspondence from the ONC Health information technology (IT) developers, providers and consumers will get more flexibility through a final rule issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The final rule […]

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Ensuring ROI with New Software Implementations

September 11, 2014 | By More
Ensuring ROI with New Software Implementations

Key Recommendations for a Project Manager By Connie Larsen, Hayes Management Consulting Twitter: @HayesManagement When a healthcare organization decides to implement a new software solution, whether they are replacing an existing software or upgrading from a manual process, it is of great importance. Extensive effort is placed on deciding which software will satisfy the need. […]

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Data Breaches and Hackermania Running Wild

September 11, 2014 | By More
Data Breaches and Hackermania Running Wild

Data Breaches Remain in the News and the Debate Around How Best to Secure Data Rages By Donna Cusano, Editor In Chief of Telehealth & Telecare Aware Everything old is new again. UK website Computing reported that East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust lost a data cartridge containing 42,000 records from its divisional headquarters in Nottingham. […]

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Health IT Appointments and Hires 2014

September 10, 2014 | By More
Health IT Appointments and Hires 2014

Companies and Organizations Announce New Team Members The following are announcements made from companies and organizations on the hiring and appointments in the healthcare and health IT industry. Dr. James Merlino Named President and CMO of Press Ganey’s Strategic Consulting Division Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (@PressGaney) announced that Dr. James Merlino will join Press Ganey […]

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Healthy Living is Not Alternative Medicine, and Vice Versa

September 10, 2014 | By More
Healthy Living is Not Alternative Medicine, and Vice Versa

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) William Hersh, MD, Professor and Chair, OHSU Blog: Informatics Professor Part of my original interest in a medical career emanated from my interest in personal health. Starting with being a distance runner in high school, developing an interest in nutrition in college, and taking charge of my middle-age weight gain […]

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The Design of CDS Alerts Matters

September 9, 2014 | By More
The Design of CDS Alerts Matters

More on Clinical Decision Support William A. Hyman Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering Texas A&M University, w-hyman@tamu.edu Read other articles by this author It should not be a surprise that the way that information is presented can impact how readily that information is digested and then converted into action. Some of us remember when this was […]

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