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HIPAA Changes Could Create New Bureaucratic Burdens
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Modifications to HIPAA may take the focus off patients and pile on administrative work.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Could Be IT Quagmire
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Federal Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements will make your organization more competitive -- if they don't drive you off the deep end.
New York Challenges Developers To Create Patient Portal
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Portal to let New Yorkers access their health data is "tip of the iceberg" for future state-wide consumer health applications, says contest sponsor New York eHealth Collaborative.
Medical Compliance App Proves Power Of Friends, Family
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
MediSafe's mobile "pillbox" app drives up medication adherence rates by sharing information with patients' loved ones.
How Centre College IT Prepped For VP Debate
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
Small college needed new IT infrastructure to meet the Wi-Fi, cellular, VoIP demands for the U.S. vice presidential debate. Here's how they did it.
HIPAA 101: Universities Use Office 365 To Meet Regs
News  |  1/9/2013  | 
Federal healthcare privacy requirements don't apply only to medical institutions -- schools that maintain student health records must also comply with HIPAA law.
Healthcare Execs Worry About Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
KPMG survey suggests training and change management are bigger barriers than technology implementation in achieving federal health IT standards.
12 Expert Health IT Predictions For 2013
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Better care coordination technology, the explosion of mobile health and the downfall of independent physician practices are just a few of the health IT predictions experts are making for 2013.
Halamka Knows Perils And Promise Of Healthcare BYOD
Commentary  |  12/13/2012  | 
One of the nation's top healthcare CIOs discusses Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's $200K project to secure personal devices used for work.
HIMSS Survey: Future Belongs To Mobile Technology
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Most healthcare IT managers believe mobile technology will have big impact on patient care, according to the latest Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey.
5 Healthcare IT Resolutions For 2013
Commentary  |  12/7/2012  | 
CPOE and clinical decision support won't help you get in shape or spend more time with the family, but they should be among your New Year's priorities.
10 Medical Robots That Could Change Healthcare
Slideshows  |  12/6/2012  | 
From microbots that scrape plaque from arteries to personal assistant robots that help care for patients, medical robots are transforming the face of healthcare.
Feds To Use Social Media For Biosurveillance
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Office of Health Affairs teams with Accenture Federal Services to gather information from Facebook and Twitter to protect against disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks.
BYOD: Is Mobile Device Management The Answer?
Commentary  |  11/19/2012  | 
With so many doctors bringing their smartphones and tablets to work and patient data breaches reported all the time, IT managers need to make the right choices.
Text Messaging Between Clinicians Increasing In Hospitals
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Hospitals that are worried about security and privacy risks can purchase technology to fill the gaps. The bigger problem is getting staff to follow policies and procedures.
Mobile Health Technology Experiences Growing Pains
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Rapid growth of mobile health technology means stakeholders must cope with security issues and integration into the existing IT infrastructure.
HIMSS Asks Congress for Patient Identity System--Again
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Health Information Management and Systems Society believes up to 14% of medical records have wrong, potentially dangerous info due to misidentification. New system might include biometrics.
Feds Want Wider Use Of Health Records Applet
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
'Blue Button' web applet that provides personal health records has been popular with U.S. veterans; White House now promoting use by private sector insurers.
Avatar Game Simulates Health IT Security Scenarios
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
IT experts see value in training tool for smaller practices, but interactive video also an effective training tool.
Wearable Medical Technology Set To Take Off
News  |  9/4/2012  | 
Mobile health devices that monitor vital signs will become more standard, pushing market to $6 billion by 2016, says IMS Research.
Top 10 Healthcare IT Innovators For 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012  | 
Among 10 IT teams transforming parts of the U.S. healthcare system, you'll find important lessons in innovation and persistence.
Consumers Still Wary of Electronic Health Records
News  |  8/8/2012  | 
Patients have strong concerns about privacy, security, complexity related to ditching paper for digital health records, Xerox survey shows.
ONC Releases Guidelines For Direct Clinical Messaging
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Many health information service providers can't forward messages to providers that use other HISPs. ONC aims to ensure security and common standards across all direct communications.
Healthcare Social Media: Time To Get On Board
Slideshows  |  7/12/2012  | 
Many hospitals and practices still hesitate to jump on board the social media bandwagon. Here's some practical advice to guide your organization through the decision process.
How To Break Into Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  7/11/2012  | 
University degrees and certificate training both are valuable, but you must think strategically when choosing between them.
When Data Is A Matter Of Life Or Death
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
Healthcare analytics startup offers insights into how to develop the numbers when it counts for everything.
Health IT Faces Eventful Summer
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Supreme Court's upcoming decision on healthcare reform and feds' Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rules add up to a heated summer for healthcare IT execs.
Maine Health Information Exchange Adds Medical Images
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
HealthInfoNet, Maine's health information exchange, becomes first in the nation to support statewide sharing of X-rays, CT scans, and other medical images.
How To Improve Communication Between Clinicians
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
Although mandated to communicate better with patients, some healthcare providers also are looking for tech tools that get info to staff faster.
North Carolina Fights Medicaid Fraud With Analytics
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
In two years, IBM data mining software has identified $191 million in potentially false Medicaid claims.
Web-Based Insurance Exchanges Attract $1 Billion+
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Recent federal investments in state health insurance exchanges bring total grant funding to more than $1 billion. Needed next: strong security.
Doctors' Tablet Use Almost Doubles In 2012
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Apple's iPad has emerged as the dominant tablet platform, according to Manhattan Research survey.
Compromise On Health Data Access May Be Ugly
Commentary  |  5/10/2012  | 
Some hospitals and doctors oppose giving patients electronic data as quickly as required by proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations. Consumer groups want more speed--and the compromise likely won't please either side.
EHR Vendors Ask For Meaningful Use Reporting Changes
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
EHR software vendors say doctors and hospitals need more time to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2 and ask the feds to tweak their reporting requirements.
A Fresh Approach To Personal Health Records
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
Personal health records have their problems, but programs like Passport To Trust are addressing them with some genuine innovations.
Despite Flaws, Personal Health Records Are Smart Medicine
Commentary  |  4/16/2012  | 
Many consumers have concerns about data breaches; others complain about "Big Brother" watching. Here's my take on why the benefits of PHRs outweigh the risks.
Don't Hit Snooze Button On ICD-10
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
Given a one-year extension for ICD-10 compliance, healthcare groups must make the most of the preparation time.
Feds Propose One-Year ICD-10 Delay
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
Department of Human and Health Services proposes extending ICD-10 compliance deadline to Oct. 1, 2014. It also proposes unique ID numbers for health plans to save provider frustration and money.
3 Traits Shared By Successful HIEs
News  |  4/5/2012  | 
Health information exchange executives reveal how they keep their HIEs alive and well, in new IDC report.
Health IT Priorities: Time To Deliver
News  |  3/12/2012  | 
Grabbing federal incentive dollars and meeting pay-for-performance regs are the top issues keeping IT execs awake at night.
Health IT Infrastructure Often Comes Second
News  |  3/9/2012  | 
CDW Healthcare report shows that caregivers value their electronic tools, but many gripe about network speed. At many hospitals, EHRs come first and infrastructure improvements follow.
Give Patients EHR Control, Says Civil Liberties Union
News  |  3/8/2012  | 
A New York Civil Liberties Union report urges New York State health officials to provide patients with greater control over their health records.
How To Achieve Better Patient Engagement
Commentary  |  3/5/2012  | 
Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposals raise the bar for online patient engagement, highlighting how important it is for healthcare providers to communicate with patients and give them access to their information.
Top Considerations For Cloud EHR Buyers
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Cloud computing offers a speed ramp into the electronic health record highway. But don't overlook critical questions about security, performance, say legal experts at HIMSS.
HHS Proposes More Security On Healthcare Mobile Devices
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Encryption would have stopped many of the patient data breaches caused by lost smartphones, laptops, and tablets, said Stage 2 Meaningful Use proposal.
Changes Planned For Meaningful Use Rules
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
HIMSS12 attendees were disappointed when details of Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules weren't revealed on Tuesday, and they were surprised to hear that changes will be made to Stage 1 rules.
More Patients Support EHRs, But Worry About Privacy
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
New survey finds that most U.S. consumers want their doctors to use electronic health records--but believe that widespread adoption will lead to more personal information being lost or stolen.
What To See At HIMSS12
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
Among the hundreds of health IT presentations, demos, and vendor offerings at HIMSS12 next week, don't miss these highlights.
ICD-10 Conversion: Do Or Die
Commentary  |  2/6/2012  | 
Failure to meet upcoming deadlines could mean major disruptions in claims payments for healthcare organizations.
A Reality Check For Feds' Health IT Projections
News  |  2/1/2012  | 
National Coordinator for Health IT is predictably optimistic, but observers take a more skeptical view.
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