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July 01, 2020
Telehealth policy is changing, thanks to COVID-19, but providers worry some changes won't last.
June 24, 2020
A recent software error at telehealth services provider Babylon Health is a stark reminder for healthcare CIOs to keep telehealth security and privacy top of mind.
June 08, 2020
Stakeholders are calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make telehealth policy changes permanent.
April 22, 2020
ONC and CMS will give health systems additional time to comply with portions of the interoperability rules finalized last month. Plus, OIG released a proposed rule on information blocking enforcement.
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HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. 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
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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
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Many healthcare professionals are turning to third-party applications, the use of APIs and HIEs to overcome the lack of interoperability still present in healthcare. Continue Reading
Although EHR use is up, more work needs to be done on interoperability. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) has submitted a report to Congress on the ... Continue Reading
Individuals that support the mission of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative can now take action by accessing their health data and sending it to precision medicine researchers. ... Continue Reading