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A New Perspective on Privacy and Security as Foundational Components of Information Governance (IG)
March 16, 2015 2:01 PM by Robby Chakler
[The following blog post was written by Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB, Sr. VP of HIM and Privacy Officer, HealthPort] Healthcare must move beyond compliance to a greater model of IG. For the past three years, the Privacy Point column has focused primarily Read More...
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Data Security Dilemma
March 3, 2015 12:09 PM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Jeff Margolis, chair and CEO, Welltok] Data, data, everywhere...the practical dilemma is that even as the increasing threat of data security challenges is hitting the front page, healthcare industry Read More...
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Global Healthcare Megatrends: Clinical Challenges
September 3, 2014 1:36 PM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Toby Samo, M.D., chief medical officer, Allscripts. This is the first installment in our 5-part series focusing on Global Healthcare Megatrends] There are more than 7 billion people on the planet Read More...
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Patient Confidentiality and Social Media
April 26, 2013 11:22 AM by Kelly Wolfgang
Editor's note: This article was posted with permission from its author, Christine Gondos, Igloo Software. She can be reached at cgondos@igloosoftware.com . The fastpaced healthcare industry is continuously evolving -- whether it be newly released studies, Read More...
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Is Gun Violence a Public Health Issue?
January 18, 2013 11:13 AM by Kelly Wolfgang
As reported on Newswise, the following is a statement by Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, president of The New York Academy of Medicine, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious medical academies, on the seriousness of gun violence as a major public health Read More...
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HIE Options: The Battle Between Public and Private Continues
August 15, 2012 2:11 PM by Rebecca Hepp
As Meaningful Use criteria push towards required interoperability and changing reimbursement methods necessitate more coordinated care, HIEs are looking more and more appealing to h H ealthcare providers. The HIE market practically exploded last year, Read More...
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Pharma: To Tweet, Or Not to Tweet?
August 14, 2012 11:42 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Chelsea Foster , a copywriter at DKI. Twitter has openly embraced the unimportant. It is the foundation upon which it was built in the first place. We all have that innate desire to inform the online eyes and ears Read More...
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The Trouble with Metadata and Health Privacy
June 13, 2012 11:27 AM by Rebecca Hepp
Advances in technology over the past decade have raised serious concerns for patient privacy, an issue that sparked an intense panel discussion at the Second International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy, held last week in Washington, DC. Panelists Read More...
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HHS to Empower Patients to Increase Secure Access to Health Information
September 13, 2011 11:46 AM by Lisa Algeo
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday proposed new rules that would expand the rights of patients to access their health information through the use of health information technology (IT). Specifically, the new rules would Read More...
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CMS Announces National Version 5010 Testing Week
July 26, 2011 1:51 PM by Lisa Algeo
The Version 5010 compliance date, Jan. 1, 2012, is fast approaching. All HIPAA covered entities should be taking steps now to get ready, including conducting external testing to ensure timely compliance. Are you prepared for the transition? Medicare Fee-for-Service Read More...
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National Version 5010 Testing Day Set for June 15
May 25, 2011 11:01 AM by Lisa Algeo
The Version 5010 compliance date - Jan. 1, 2012 - is fast approaching. All HIPAA -covered entities should be taking steps now to get ready, including conducting external testing to ensure timely compliance. Are you prepared for the transition? Medicare Read More...
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TV and Radio Campaign Educates Seniors About Medicare Fraud
March 16, 2011 10:55 AM by Frank Irving
PSAs recruit volunteers for community presentations and counseling. On March 15, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), through its Administration on Aging (AoA), announced a nationwide TV and radio campaign aimed at educating seniors Read More...
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HHS Issues $4.3 Million HIPAA Penalty
February 23, 2011 9:58 AM by Frank Irving
First civil monetary penalty for Privacy Rule violations imposed on Cignet Health. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced on Feb. 22 that it has issued a Notice of Final Determination finding Read More...
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