Health IT Pulse:

September, 2015


September 9, 2015  3:04 PM

HIPAA audits yet to materialize, though new guidance may be coming

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

The HIPAA audits are coming. We’ve heard that refrain before. But now it appears the of real (as opposed to pilot) HIPAA audits by the Department of Health and Human Services Office...

September 3, 2015  12:28 PM

Telehealth and home health technologies expected to quadruple by 2020

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

The telehealth and home health technologies market, valued last year at $3.4 billion, is expected to quadruple in size to more than $13.7 billion by 2020, a recent report by Tractica, a market intelligence firm in Boulder,...


September 3, 2015  12:03 PM

E-prescribing now legal nationwide

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
e-prescribing, Surescripts

Vermont recently became the 50th state to allow electronic prescribing of controlled substances (


September 1, 2015  11:42 AM

Providers’ investments don’t relieve healthcare cybersecurity doubts

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
cybersecurity, data breaches, health data security, HIPAA violations

More than 85% of healthcare providers invested in information security in the previous year, but only about half are prepared to handle a cyberattack, according to the responses of 223 healthcare executives


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