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April 17, 2012  9:23 AM

Colorado health information exchange interested in behavioral health integration

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, health information exchange, Health IT, HIE, HITECH Act

Harmonizing behavioral health providers and primary care doctors through health information exchanges (HIEs) is a relatively new concept in the health IT space. Arguably, the most prominent example comes from Maine, where HealthInfoNet -- Maine's official HIE -- is the centerpiece of

August 23, 2011  11:57 AM

Ten tips for improving mobile device security in hospitals

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
HIPAA Privacy Rule, HITECH Act, Meaningful use, mobile health, mobile health technologies, Privacy and security

In order to comply with HIPAA and the HITECH Act, it's imperative to combat mobile device loss, theft and physical damage. Rebecca Herold, an information privacy, security and compliance consultant who runs Rebecca Herold & Associates LLC,...


June 2, 2011  12:07 PM

Physician Assistants want a piece of the EHR incentive pot

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR incentive, electronic health record, HITECH Act, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

It's well documented that receiving incentive payments by demonstrating meaningful use is a difficult process. Although it’s difficult, primary care specialties...


April 1, 2011  10:05 AM

CMS official explains the EHR attestation process

JeanD Profile: JeanD
CMS, EHR attestation process, hitech, HITECH Act

Providers may begin the attestation process for receiving electronic health record incentive payments April 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced.


March 31, 2011  1:24 PM

Senator wants HITECH Act to include behavioral health care providers

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR incentive program, HITECH Act

Some health care providers could be confused about whether they qualify for incentive funds from the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act,...


February 23, 2011  3:11 PM

Organization fined $4.3 million for HIPAA Privacy Rule violation

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
hhs, HIMSS 2011, HIPAA Privacy Rule, HITECH Act

While 30,000 health IT professionals enjoy tropical temperatures and magic kingdoms at the HIMSS 2011 conference in Orlando, Fla., one organization is facing the cold reality of...


January 10, 2011  9:39 AM

How the health care reform law affects IT planning

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
accountable care organizations, Health care reform and federal initiatives, HITECH Act, meaningful use incentives

It can be difficult to distinguish the health care reform law from the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, in large part because the reform law also includes numerous initiatives that require the implementation of information technology and align closely...


October 14, 2010  8:39 AM

We’re trained health IT professionals. We’re here to help

JeanD Profile: JeanD
HITECH Act, workforce development

Officials are touting the fact that students trained in health information technology have begun to graduate from certification programs created through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Through the $84 million


September 16, 2010  1:32 PM

HITECH-funded program trains professionals for health IT jobs

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
HITECH Act, ONC

Despite health IT jobs being among the hottest careers for college graduates in 2010, there is a shortage of qualified health IT professionals. The Office of the...


August 26, 2010  2:04 PM

EHR implementation guidebook available for health care CIOs

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
CHIME, EHR, EHR implementation, HITECH Act

Although electronic health record systems have been around for many years, best practices for successful EHR implementation are still emerging. Health care...

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