Health IT Pulse:

November, 2014


November 26, 2014  10:51 AM

Laptop theft exposes protected health information, brings six-figure fine

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, HIPAA, HIPAA data breach

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston must pay the state of Massachusetts a $100,000 fine due the theft of an employee's laptop in May 2012. The laptop -- which was not issued...

November 25, 2014  1:06 PM

Interstate HIE gets boost from 47-group coalition

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
EHR systems, HIE, HIMSS

Health information exchange (HIE) over state lines via EHRs and data exchanges can be difficult at best. A 47-group coalition including the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Integrating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA and EHR/HIE


November 19, 2014  5:05 PM

HL7 touts FHIR as new interoperability standard

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CommonWell Alliance, FHIR, HL7, Interoperability

The hottest health IT buzzwords of the moment are interoperability and standards. To that end, standards developer Health Level Seven International (HL7) offered its "critical expertise...


November 18, 2014  12:16 PM

Article reports reduction to estimated cost of ICD-10 conversion

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation

Providers that point to the potential financial burden the impending ICD-10 conversion could have on their practice as a reason to delay 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


November 13, 2014  3:12 PM

HIMSS and CHIME voice concerns about ONC leadership changes

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CHIME, HIMSS, ONC

Motivated by recent and upcoming leadership transitions within ONC, members of the College of Healthcare Information and Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 


November 12, 2014  3:49 PM

Public safety trumps privacy when Ebola threat is real

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Ebola, HIPAA, OCR

Privacy doesn't trump public safety -- especially when it comes to the Ebola virus and other public health threats. The U.S. Department of Health and Human...


November 11, 2014  2:58 PM

CMS rule rewrites meaningful use hardship exception deadlines

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
2014 EHR Certification, CEHRT, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation, meaningul use hardship exceptions

Eligible professionals and hospitals already know they have more time to apply for meaningful use exceptions this year. An interim final rule that's packaged in the CMS 2015 Physician Fee Schedule 2015 Final Rule would make permanent...


November 10, 2014  10:36 AM

Meaningful use stage 2 attestation numbers remain anemic

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CMS, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released the most recent monthly status report with updated meaningful use attestation data, and health IT observers...


November 7, 2014  6:00 PM

HealthCamp draws diverse crowd

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HealthCamp, Microsoft NERD center, nutrition, physical therapy

No sleeping bags, overnight gear or headlamps needed. HealthCamp (technically “HealthCa.mp,”) is the umbrella organization for an irregularly scheduled series of transcontinental, mostly health IT-oriented “unconferences,” as the organizers affectionately...


November 6, 2014  1:53 PM

BSR’s guiding principles define access to healthcare

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen
Affordable Care Act, health insurance, Healthcare, sustainable healthcare

NEW YORK -- The concept of access to healthcare in the U.S. is often a foregone conclusion, despite the millions of uninsured persons that led to the Affordable Care Act of 2010. But, in fact, access to healthcare on a global level is a much...


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