Patient safety and quality improvement News
March 04, 2015
From improving customer experience to connecting medical devices to physicians' smartphones, the Internet of Things is steadily colonizing healthcare.
January 16, 2015
OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels promises tough HIPAA audits in 2015 and says OCR will propose that harmed individuals get a percentage of civil fines.
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.
September 26, 2014
Replacing Lygeia Ricciardi, who resigned last summer, incoming ONC Acting Director of Consumer eHealth Lana Moriarty talks patient engagement.
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Cybersecurity guru Mac McMillan, in a HIMSS 2015 podcast, says state-sponsored and criminal threats against health data sometimes overlap. Continue Reading
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Despite the recent breaches making headlines, experts say that healthcare IT professionals should stay full steam ahead with the adoption of mobile. Continue Reading
The security of their business associates must be factored into a healthcare provider's preparations ahead of a possible HIPAA audit. Continue Reading
Patient engagement technology is changing the healthcare landscape as providers use new ways to communicate with patients and improve health services. Continue Reading
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Greater interoperability between EHRs will help oncologists spend more time on treatment and less on managing their cancer registries. Continue Reading
Tales from the cutting edge of accountable care recount the difficulty of integrating health data analytics to improve care coordination for ACOs. Continue Reading
The use of health IT brings new risks to patient safety; a symposium at HIMSS 2014 addresses how to mitigate those risks. Continue Reading