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  • August 12, 2016 12 Aug'16

    Karen DeSalvo, M.D., out as ONC national coordinator to focus on HHS

    In the waning days of the administration, ONC national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D., leaves ONC to focus full time on her other post as acting assistant HHS secretary for health.

  • August 10, 2016 10 Aug'16

    Dentists and meaningful use

    It may be time for dentists to sink their teeth into meaningful use. Dentists, while theoretically eligible for the federal EHR incentive program, have for the most part stayed away because there ...

  • August 05, 2016 05 Aug'16

    MHealth apps too complicated for vulnerable populations

    There's no denying that mHealth apps have the potential to help patients better manage their health. But according to a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San ...

  • July 29, 2016 29 Jul'16

    Intermountain becomes telehealth provider in a big way

    Utah's Intermountain Healthcare, one of the country's biggest health systems, has become a major provider of telehealth services, including direct to the consumer.

  • July 29, 2016 29 Jul'16

    Gender pay gap among health IT workers grows wider

    Female health IT professionals in the U.S. are paid less than their male counterparts, and the wage gap between the two has only grown larger over the past decade. In 2006, the average female ...

  • July 28, 2016 28 Jul'16

    Healthcare IT topics: Cloud, consumerization, wearables are hot

    Among the trending topics in health IT are cloud technology, consumerization of healthcare services and wearable devices, says SearchHealthIT editorial director Scott Wallask.

  • July 27, 2016 27 Jul'16

    Most hospitals say they have EHR disaster recovery plans

    While about a third of U.S. hospitals reported to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services that they don't have HIPAA-compliant EHR disaster recovery ...

  • July 22, 2016 22 Jul'16

    CMS releases overall hospital quality data

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing to unleash some stark numbers on care quality at individual hospitals across the country. But before CMS publishes those star ...

  • July 21, 2016 21 Jul'16

    Under HIPAA audit program, 167 healthcare organizations to be audited

    OCR has emailed notices to 167 healthcare organizations that they will be scrutinized under the HIPAA program for compliance with the law's privacy and security rules.

  • July 13, 2016 13 Jul'16

    Epic EHR installation a challenge for Massachusetts hospitals

    Challenges of Massachusetts hospitals' adoption of an EHR from Epic Systems Corp. and a federal health privacy official's Fitbit experience discussed in HIT Squad podcast.

  • July 06, 2016 06 Jul'16

    OCR gets tough with business associates

    With its levy of a $650,000 fine on a service provider of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into what appears ...

  • July 01, 2016 01 Jul'16

    ONC sets MACRA interoperability measures

    Responding to Congress' call last year to define health IT interoperability measures that Medicare providers must meet to receive reimbursement under new value-based models, ONC has published the ...

  • July 01, 2016 01 Jul'16

    Sale of McKesson healthcare IT assets sparks wary reaction

    McKesson Corp.'s spinoff of much of its health IT portfolio has raised concern among some users about the future of its medical imaging and EHR systems.

  • June 30, 2016 30 Jun'16

    Vendors selling into health IT market talk tech to HIT Squad

    A recent health IT conference was a forum for health IT and cybersecurity vendors to reach healthcare organizations and potential customers; the HIT Squad talks with the vendors.

  • June 30, 2016 30 Jun'16

    EHR interoperability, regulations top patient record concerns

    From meeting new government standards to navigating EHR interoperability woes, providers have a lot on their minds. Find out how they are accommodating EHR regulations without sacrificing security.

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