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Digital data
By Erin McCann 02:58 pm August 05, 2015
2015 thus far has been the year of hackers targeting the healthcare industry. And they don't appear to be slowing down. Just last week, another business associate notified individuals that their protected health information was stolen following yet another "sophisticated cyberattack."
Karen DeSalvo, MD
By Tom Sullivan 11:47 am August 04, 2015
ONC head Karen DeSalvo, MD, is slated to appear for a Senate committee hearing to determine whether it will grant her its nomination.
HHS
By Tom Sullivan 02:57 pm August 03, 2015
While the outlook among hospitals, payers and IT vendors has improved, one industry segment remains unprepared. Officials said that is cause for concern.
Money and stethoscope
By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm July 31, 2015
The New Jersey Innovation Institute has received a $2.9 million grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to help the Department of Health ensure the sharing of quality data through its New Jersey Health Information Network.
Mobile devices
By Erin McCann 03:00 pm July 28, 2015
If you've been looking for any set of official guidelines for mobile device security or best practices on keeping medical data safe, there's finally some serious movement on that front: a standards handbook with reams of valuable insight on the topic.
Senate
By Mike Miliard 08:44 pm July 23, 2015
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, said Thursday that he's asked the Department of Health and Human Services to consider delaying the move toward Stage 3 meaningful use.
Health IT illustration
By Mike Miliard 11:19 am July 14, 2015
Since Hippocrates first brandished a pair of bronze forceps, physicians have aimed for quality care. Now, the move toward value-based reimbursement means quality improvement is an imperative. Proper use of CDS is essential to getting there.
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
By Erin McCann 02:58 pm July 13, 2015
Does your hospital permit employees to use a file-sharing app to store patients' protected health information? Better think again.
Capitol
By Bernie Monegain 12:08 pm July 13, 2015
After 18 months in the making and vigorous bipartisan campaigning, the 21st Century Cures Act, which aims to get new medical treatments to market faster, passed the House Friday with a 344-77 vote.
Fingerprint
By Bernie Monegain 02:07 pm July 02, 2015
In a July 1 letter, to the Senate HELP Committee group working on improving EHRs, CHIME highlights correct patient identification as a critical need for ensuring patient safety.

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