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July 27, 2016  1:59 PM

Most hospitals say they have EHR disaster recovery plans

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Disaster Recovery, HIPAA, HIPAA audits, OCR

While about a third of U.S. hospitals reported to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services that they don't have HIPAA-compliant EHR disaster recovery plans, most hospitals told OIG they have comprehensive plans to recover patient data after a...

March 30, 2016  3:58 PM

Telemedicine gaining acceptance

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ATA, Telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

Telemedicine is moving steadily from the margins of healthcare to the mainstream, according to a new industry survey. Nearly two-thirds of the 390 clinicians and healthcare executives who participated in the

May 6, 2015  3:24 PM

Positive buzz at ATA show

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ATA, Telemedicine

LOS ANGELES -- The American Telemedicine Association's (ATA) annual meeting and trade show came barely a month after the raucous, sprawling health IT industry-wide must-attend...

December 22, 2014  11:49 AM

Review the cyberattack on Sony Pictures in light of potential EHR theft

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
cybersecurity, data breaches, Disaster Recovery, EHR security, ONC

When was the last time you talked to your company's emergency response planners? If you haven't done so in a while, make it a New Year's resolution to get a cup of coffee with them. Since late 2013, we've seen high-stake data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and most recently, Sony Pictures...

May 29, 2013  4:38 PM

Telemedicine reimbursement transcending party politics in some states

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ATA, medicaid, Telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

AUSTIN, Texas -- In attending the American Telemedicine Association's State Telemedicine Policy Summit that took place after the group's annual meeting ended, a few...

July 3, 2012  10:53 AM

Disaster recovery testing lags behind, report says

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Disaster Recovery, Disaster recovery and business continuity, Virtualization and cloud computing

The 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado points to why a disaster recovery plan is vital to protecting health data and restoring order

April 25, 2012  12:08 PM

ATA: Burning issues chase telemedicine providers

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ACO, american telemedicine association, ATA

Last year, SearchHealthIT covered its first American Telemedicine Association (ATA) meeting, after running into telemedicine pioneer and

February 8, 2012  12:34 PM

Survey says? Hospitals still forming data disaster recovery plans

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
bridgehead, Disaster Recovery, meaningful use stage 2, Storage

While meaningful use stage 2 might be the sexiest headline for the Health Information Management Systems Society

May 18, 2011  11:42 AM

CHIME could get its way with CMS on ACO rule

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organization, ACO, ATA, CHIME, CMS, EHR implementation, HIE, medicaid, medicare, PQRI, Telemedicine

Whether you agree with the health IT CIOs comprising the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) or not, you've got to give them props for not holding back in their comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the agency's proposed accountable...

May 4, 2011  2:04 PM

Hospital leader who advocated telestroke services ends up a patient

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ATA, telehealth, Telemedicine, telestroke

TAMPA, FL -- The moment was a bit corny, along the lines of one of those "reveals" at the end of a TV reality show, enough so that Fox News sent a video crew to the American Telemedicine Association's 2011 Annual meeting...

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