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June 6, 2011  1:06 PM

Verizon updates partner, security management programs for health care

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
HIPAA business associate, patient data security, Risk management, Verizon

Verizon Business has updated its partner and security management programs to help address the health care industry's increasingly complex data security...

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June 3, 2011  12:48 PM

How a learning health system could improve population health

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health information, learning health system, Meaningful use, ONC

Many health care providers have been preoccupied with the goal of achieving meaningful use of  electronic health records (EHRs). For those that have not yet implemented an EHR...

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...

June 1, 2011  11:02 AM

E-prescribing rule update open for comments until 7/25

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, e-prescribing, e-Rx, EHR, EHR incentive, EHRIP, medicaid, medicare

Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed an update to its e-prescribing rule (e-Rx) and opened a public...

May 31, 2011  1:08 PM

Is health care finally ready for cloud adoption?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CDW, Cloud Computing

A recent survey from CDW LLC suggests that today's businesses are gravitating toward cloud adoption. Surprisingly, the health care industry is not an exception. Roughly 30% of the 150 health care organizations...

May 25, 2011  3:19 PM

IOM report: Meaningful use just the start of health IT revolution

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
David Blumenthal, Institute of Medicine, Meaningful use

Earlier this month at a New England health IT conference, former U.S. health IT coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal said that he is reasonably confident the HITECH Act's push for EHR adoption...

May 24, 2011  12:32 PM

ONC committee seeks feedback, looks toward permanent certification program

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
electronic health records, Meaningful use, meaningful use final rule, ONC

The Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC) implementation workgroup is open to feedback pertaining to the development of applications that meet

May 23, 2011  11:55 AM

Reducing the cost and complexity of medical image archiving

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
Clinical image storage, Cloud Computing, picture archiving

By Anna Siembor, Editorial Assistant Medical image archiving costs are quickly becoming a huge expense in the health care industry -- so much so, according to the Symantec Health white paper

May 19, 2011  12:49 PM

Survey: Are you ready for health information exchange?

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, health information exchange, HIE

As the health information exchange landscape continues to evolve, many hospitals and health care organizations are still trying to assess their readiness to...

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...

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