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Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 03:18 PM
It's official. The Government Accountability Office today affirmed what the general public knew this past October: the launch of the HealthCare.gov website was a poorly-planned and mismanaged disaster -- one that cost the federal government a pretty... More
Evan Schuman | August 27, 2014 | 03:17 PM
Few healthcare IT policies these days are as delicate, sensitive and potentially emotionally explosive as efforts to restrict or regulate employee social media activity. More
Mike Miliard | August 27, 2014 | 03:16 PM
Increasingly, it seems Capitol Hill may be starting to question the long-term mission of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. More
Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 03:14 PM
It turns out, ONC's electronic health record certification process has some serious shortcomings -- chief among them security practices that are wholly insufficient to adequately protect patient health information, according to a new report from the... More
Mike Miliard | August 27, 2014 | 03:13 PM
The feds have been taking a bit of a drubbing lately, what with the paltry early returns for Stage 2 meaningful use attestations. More
Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 03:11 PM
There's been a lot of talk about compliance lately. Federal and state regulations. HIPAA regulations. More
Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 03:09 PM
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, with more than 1,400 CIO and IT team members, recently published a case study that delves into the workings of a Rush University Medical Center initiative that gives veterans opportunities to become... More
Neil Versel | August 27, 2014 | 03:07 PM
My father Mark Versel passed away May 11, 2012, from a most insidious disease called multiple system atrophy, or MSA. More
Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 03:05 PM
Patient safety has received more attention than usual recently -- with a new survey by The Leapfrog Group, a Senate inquiry, articles in the consumer media and our own cover story this month. More
Jack Beaudoin | August 27, 2014 | 03:03 PM
Last month, I reported on preliminary findings from Healthgrades and HIMSS Analytics showing that more sophisticated deployments of electronic medical records had a statistically significant impact on patient outcomes in U.S. hospitals. More
Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 03:00 PM
Sure, HIPAA adds a layer of privacy protection for certain health data -- if organizations actually comply with it -- but there remains myriad avenues of mining health data and selling to the highest bidder that do not fall under the purview of HIPAA's... More
Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 02:58 PM
A Rhode Island hospital, which nearly two years ago notified 14,000 patients of a HIPAA breach, agreed July 23 to hand over $150,000 to settle allegations that it failed to safeguard patient information. More