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January 20, 2020
ONC's five-year strategic health IT draft plan lays out comprehensive goals, but, in some instances, how to achieve those goals is still murky.
December 19, 2019
Forrester Research and Frost & Sullivan say telehealth and social determinants of health data analytics platforms will gain ground in 2020.
November 21, 2019
As proposed interoperability and information blocking rules from ONC and CMS are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget, the healthcare community expresses more concern about patient data security.
November 05, 2019
CynergisTek looks to expand its services by acquiring Backbone Consultants, a small advisory firm that specializes in IT auditing and regulatory compliance.
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Value-based care is the order of the day for healthcare organizations and payers, but it's not all smooth sailing as the industry tries to integrate it into their daily operations. Continue Reading
Commercial insurers are key drivers in the transition to value-based care in health systems through joint ventures, analytics and greater control over delivery of patient care. Continue Reading
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Former healthcare CIO John Halamka gets candid about the proposed rules on interoperability and information blocking and explains why innovation may come at a cost. Continue Reading
Microsoft Teams can be a boon for communication and collaboration in healthcare settings, but collaboration compliance with HIPAA regulations must be top of mind. Continue Reading
While AI in healthcare shines in clinical areas like radiology, it is currently more widely adopted in nonclinical areas, such as medication development by pharmaceutical companies. Continue Reading
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The recent information blocking rule from ONC penalizes healthcare organizations and EHR vendors that prevent patients from accessing their health data. Continue Reading
An expert says the biggest lesson to take away from Anthem healthcare's $16 million HIPAA settlement is the need to control who has access to internal systems and patient data. Continue Reading
Health IT stands ready to help battle opioid deaths through greater use of data analytics and improved integration of EHRs and prescription drug databases. Continue Reading
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Putting together a HIPAA compliance program can be fraught with difficulty. Review best practices and a HIPAA compliance checklist to avoid common pitfalls and pass an audit. Continue Reading
Applying public cloud to healthcare can create a brave new world for hospitals. The CTO of Providence Health & Services strongly advises reading the healthcare BAA very carefully. Continue Reading
Data analytics may be just what the doctor ordered for a Nevada hospital. Findings from a study of genetic, medical, environmental and demographic data could improve population health. Continue Reading