E-prescribing

By Anthony Brino 09:44 am May 13, 2014
Despite many physicians and hospitals now meaningfully using electronic health records, there's still a huge gap when it comes to these providers actually exchanging patient data. That reality has some regional extension centers taking up the work of health information exchange. The funding, however, is often hard to come by.
Identity crisis looms for US healthcare
By Anthony Brino 06:45 am March 18, 2014
While the U.S. continues digitizing its healthcare industry, a huge challenge is arising: not only securing those systems but verifying identities. With a steady stream of HIPAA-covered data breaches continuing over the past few years, some argue that current identity security approaches just aren't adequate.
Black Book Rankings lists top EHRs.
By Erin McCann 06:33 am February 28, 2014
Black Book Rankings has unveiled its top-ranked EHRs for 2014, scoring vendors across six different client experience categories.
Google cloud on board with HIPAA
By Erin McCann 05:00 am February 11, 2014
To all the developers building applications in the cloud that need to comply with HIPAA privacy and security rules: You've just gained a big supporter. Internet behemoth Google recently announced its cloud platform will now be HIPAA-friendly and will support business associate agreements going forward.
NEHI, Prescriptions for a Healthy America urge medication adherence.
By Bernie Monegain 09:50 am February 03, 2014
A panel convened by the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation and Prescriptions for a Healthy America is urging health IT policymakers to sharpen their focus on medication adherence.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am January 20, 2014
Health information technology has proved its worth across western New York, specifically in the realm of diabetes care, the findings of a new report conclude.
By Mike Miliard 11:03 am January 13, 2014
Nearly two dozen new electronic health record vendors have signed on with Surescripts' nationwide clinical network over the past year, helping expand the footprint for secure health information exchange, officials say.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am December 20, 2013
The numbers were underwhelming. Ten years ago, just 17 percent of doctor's officers and 31 percent of hospital EDs had basic electronic health records, according to Centers for Disease Control data. Only 4 to 15 percent of hospitals used CPOE.
By Erin McCann 10:54 am December 19, 2013
Every year, Coalfire, an IT governance, risk and compliance firm, names its top 5 information security and compliance predictions for the new year. And this time around, healthcare data breaches made the cut.
By Erin McCann 10:52 am December 16, 2013
Health information technology has proved its worth across western New York, specifically in the realm of diabetes care, the findings of a new report conclude.

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