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By Tom Sullivan 08:04 am September 09, 2015
HIMSS officials plan to share the three "asks" with Congress during National Health IT Week in early October.
Computer code and lock
By Erin McCann 10:59 am September 02, 2015
Healthcare security folks, listen up: Failing to encrypt portable devices and laptops containing patient data could result in a serious HIPAA fine, as one Indiana-based health group can now attest.
Hurricane Katrina
By Bernie Monegain 10:57 am August 28, 2015
Three HHS officials look back at what happened 10 years ago after Hurricane Katrina touched down in New Orleans and assess the promises and challenges for emergency preparedness today.
Calendar and clock
By John Andrews 07:38 am August 24, 2015
Fifteen years after the Y2K panic, the healthcare industry is once again closely watching the calendar. Not since Jan. 1, 2000, have so many industry professionals had their eyes on a deadline as they do on Oct. 1, 2015.
Man holding crystal ball
By John Andrews 08:10 am August 18, 2015
Stage 3 of meaningful use is shaping up to be the most challenging and detailed level yet for healthcare providers. Among the elements that warrant attention are quality reporting, clinical decision support and security risk analysis.
close up on coins
By Diana Manos 09:34 am August 17, 2015
Even as stakeholders await the imminent release of the final updates to Stage 3 meaningful use, there's still widespread interest in delaying it altogether. Fueling that fire is the recent passage of legislation to overhaul the physician payment system.
illustration of two businessmen swordfighting
By Tom Sullivan 07:57 am August 17, 2015
An idea proposed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would move its chief information security officer up to the same level as its chief information officer, ideally to the entire agency's benefit. The tactic might also make sense in the private sector.
doc on tablet EHR
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 11:05 pm August 13, 2015
In previous rulemakings, ONC certification criteria have hewed closely to MU objectives. New regs have been decoupled, and now about half are "requirements for functionalities that are not necessary to succeed in meaningful use."
Farzad Mostashari
By Bernie Monegain 10:34 am August 13, 2015
Less than two months after raising $30 million in Series B funding, Aledade, the physician-focused company launched by former National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, is set to launch new accountable care organizations in seven states.
jumping hurdles
By Tom Sullivan 08:01 am August 10, 2015
Even the staunchest opponents would be astonished if Congress somehow managed to pass legislation delaying or killing the code set. But that doesn't mean it can't happen.

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