Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

By Lee Bendekgey 08:14 am September 04, 2013
There is no question that the resources required to process, analyze, and manage petabytes of genomic information represent a huge burden. That burden becomes even greater when one factors in the need to handle these data in compliance with an alphabet soup of regulatory regimes.
By John Halamka 08:08 am August 07, 2013
Tuesday morning, National HIT Coordinator Farzad Mostashari resigned. His letter to ONC staff was profound. As I read it, I felt a lump in my throat. He will be missed.
By Kurt Hagerman 08:43 am August 02, 2013
As healthcare providers rely more and more on evolving technologies to store and transmit their data, compliance has become an increasingly complex landscape to navigate.
By Charlie Jarvis 08:35 am July 15, 2013
“Accountable” is one of the most popular buzzwords in healthcare today. Whether an organization is striving to become an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or pursuing a less formal approach to delivering necessary, efficient and effective care, the term frequently comes up in today’s organizational strategy discussions.
By Shahid Shah 09:28 am July 08, 2013
There are obvious pros and cons to both sides of the debate but it's a "win/win" scenario -- you can't go wrong with either choice but one is more expensive than the other (in terms of dollars and opportunity costs).
By Michael Brozino 09:45 am July 03, 2013
After a glance at the state of the electronic health record industry, it’s clear that it’s not 2009 anymore. Companies are being acquired, going out of business, facing lawsuits from users and even the major vendors are reporting sales losses that would have been unheard of just two years ago.
By David Lareau 08:35 am June 11, 2013
It’s growing. And growing. And growing. And now, as states are forming their own HIEs and more ACOs are in development, the amount of healthcare data that’s being generated truly boggles the mind.
By Kurt Hagerman 08:04 am June 05, 2013
Speed, immediacy and scalability are just a few of the rewards of using the cloud for your applications and data, and the reasons why so many healthcare companies are turning to the cloud to hold even their most critical data.
By Kurt Hagerman 08:18 am April 26, 2013
If you’re an IT vendor who services healthcare clients, you’re no doubt well-acquainted with HIPAA compliance rules. And chances are that lately you’ve been hearing rumblings about the new HIPAA Omnibus rule.
By Keith W. Boone 08:13 am April 18, 2013
Six GOP Senators call for overview of Meaningful Use EHR incentive program was the tweet. It referenced a link which then referred to a report by Senators Thune, Alexander, Roberts, Burr, Coburn and Enzi.

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