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March 7, 2016 6:23 PM by Michael Jones
[Editor’s note: this article was contributed by Mike Baker, senior vice president and GM of commercial products, and Maydad Cohen, senior vice president and GM of government solutions, at hCentive (www.hcentive.com ) .] Now that the annual open enrollment Read More...
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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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Will 2015 Be The Year Your Watch Teaches You About Your Health?
February 5, 2015 8:57 AM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Dr. van Terheyden, CMIO at Nuance Communications.] Regardless of which side of the exam table you sit, we're all healthcare consumers. Technology holds the potential to create clinical synergy between Read More...
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ICD-10: Ready, Set, Code
October 2, 2014 10:10 AM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of health information management (HIM) innovation for Nuance.] Much has been said about the politics and jockeying of groups behind the scenes, lobbying either for 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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Preserve the HIM Workforce During the ICD-10 Delay
June 23, 2014 12:04 PM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of health information management (HIM) innovation, Nuance] With the ICD-10 transition date now at least 16 months away, we must think about the impact this has on the 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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Cloud Computing Meets HIPAA Omnibus: A Provider Checklist
March 26, 2013 12:08 PM by Adrianne OBrien
(Editor's Note: This guest blog was written by Frankie Rios, CISSP, VP information security and compliance, GNAX.) Cloud computing and storage is an undeniable migration path and IT strategy. Overall spending on cloud technology is expected to reach an Read More...
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Patient Engagement Helps Hospitals Achieve Stage 2 Meaningful Use Compliance
December 6, 2012 2:27 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Jodi DeMarco, PhD; she is the interactive solutions advisor for TeleHealth Services. The controversy around meaningful use options and proposed requirements has morphed from spirited debate to reluctant acceptance. 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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ICD-10: Still in the Works
August 9, 2012 2:10 PM by Rebecca Hepp
If you are worried that your organization is falling behind on ICD-10 preparation, you are not alone. Nearly half of the 2,118 providers who participated in the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) February 2012 ICD-10 readiness survey said 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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New Innovation Winners Honored by Secretary Sebelius
September 27, 2011 9:42 AM by Lisa Algeo
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday announced six winners for Round 3 of the HHS innovates program, and said the program is part of an HHS-wide initiative "to build a constant thrust of innovation into the everyday operations Read More...
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