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  • Patient Confidentiality and Social Media

    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, new best practices or new techniques, the healthcare community thrives off of ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on April 26, 2013
  • ICD-10: Still in the Works

    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 they did not even know when they would be completing their impact assessment — a key milestone ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on August 9, 2012
  • CMS Will Acquire New Analytic Tools to Prevent Health Care Fraud

    Agency says predictive modeling is more effective than the old ‘pay-and-chase' model of fighting fraud. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Dec. 16 that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would be acquiring new analytic tools to prevent ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on December 17, 2010
  • Cincinnati, Detroit Selected as Final Beacon Program Health IT Pilot Communities

    HealthBridge and SEMHA join 15 other projects that use IT to address community-specific health problems. Cincinnati and Detroit are the two final pilot communities selected under the new Beacon Community Program that uses health information technology to help tackle leading health problems in communities across the country. In making the ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on September 8, 2010
  • Details on Temporary Certification Program for EHR Technology

    Programs and requirements are important both to technology vendors and to eligible providers. Guest commentary from Stephen W. Bernstein, Bernadette M. Broccolo, Daniel F. Gottlieb and Sarah S. Nelson, attorneys in the Health Industry Advisory Practice Group of the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP On June 24, 2010, the Office of the ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on July 16, 2010
  • HHS Strengthens Privacy and Security Rules

    Agency also looking at entities not covered by HIPAA. On July 8, Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a proposed rule that would strengthen and expand enforcement of HIPAA in the following areas: expanding individuals' rights to access their information and to restrict certain types of disclosures of ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on July 9, 2010