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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
  • 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 Healthcare (Weblog) on April 26, 2013
  • 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 Healthcare (Weblog) on April 26, 2013
  • Cloud Computing Meets HIPAA Omnibus: A Provider Checklist

    (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 estimated $150 billion annually by 2014, according to a recent Gartner Group study. And ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on March 26, 2013
  • Patient Engagement Helps Hospitals Achieve Stage 2 Meaningful Use Compliance

    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. Healthcare providers have weighed in with sometimes varying opinions over the many months ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on December 6, 2012
  • HIE Options: The Battle Between Public and Private Continues

    As Meaningful Use criteria push towards required interoperability and changing reimbursement methods necessitate more coordinated care, HIEs are looking more and more appealing to hHealthcare providers. The HIE market practically exploded last year, growing more than 40%, according to a Chilmark Research report. ''As federal incentives drive the ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on August 15, 2012
  • 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
  • The Trouble With Metadata & Health Privacy

    (Editor's note: This blog was written by ADVANCE editorial intern 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 ...
    Posted to The Politics of Healthcare (Weblog) on June 14, 2012
  • HHS Announces First Batch of Health Care Innovation Awards

    Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced the first batch of organizations for Health Care Innovation awards. Made possible by the healthcare law – the Affordable Care Act – the awards will support 26 innovative projects nationwide that will save money, deliver high quality medical care and enhance the healthcare ...
    Posted to The Politics of Healthcare (Weblog) on May 8, 2012
  • CMS Partnership Marks Anniversary of the Signing of CHIPRA

    The Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday it will partner with Text4Baby, a free national health texting service, to promote enrollment in both Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and provide pregnant women and new mothers free text messages on important healthcare issues.   The ...
    Posted to The Politics of Healthcare (Weblog) on February 29, 2012
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