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October 06, 2014
Following last year's pilot, the next round of HIPAA health data security audits are expected to start, behind schedule, in early 2015.
March 24, 2014
Radiology departments trying to separate themselves from competitors should start by making better use of their data.
March 12, 2014
Physicians' Medicare payment data, once completely private, can now be accessed by way of a formal request to CMS.
September 04, 2013
Our reporter hits a data analytics conference looking for examples of big data in healthcare. Here's what he found.
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Healthcare researchers mine unstructured data from nontraditional sources such as social media to detect disease outbreaks and predict pandemics. Continue Reading
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Qualifying for federal reimbursements is challenging, but one hospital simplified the process through the use of evidence-based order sets. Continue Reading
With stage 2 meaningful use approaching and the launch of the HIPAA omnibus rule, providers have to ensure their EHR adoption strategies are in place. Continue Reading
National Quality Forum, which facilitates creation of measurement tools that end up in EHR systems for ACO and meaningful use compliance, will update its Quality Data Model guidance. Continue Reading