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February 26, 2014
Federal regulations and incentives behind HIPAA, ICD-10 and meaningful use stage 2 are driving conversation at HIMSS 2014.
February 06, 2014
Niche, enterprise-class collaborative tools are emerging for highly regulated industries and users who don't sit at a desk all day.
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A national provider identifier (NPI) is a unique ten-digit identification number required by HIPAA for covered healthcare providers in the United States. Continue Reading
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