BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 17, 2014 | 08:22 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Texas Health is hardly the only hospital or health network that struggles to convince the CEO, CFO or other board members just how critical funding security initiatives and technologies really is, but it did use a unique approach to get their attention. More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 11, 2014 | 08:08 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
With the war already underway, how can hospitals and networks prepare? Chief information security officers share insights about shifting toward more sophisticated information security tactics. More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 10, 2014 | 16:03 PM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
When the Office for Civil Rights knocks on your door, asking about HIPAA compliance, it pays to be ready. And OCR is looking to audit providers ranging from large to small, and across a wide geographical distribution. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | September 5, 2014 | 06:20 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
After it was reported that U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park was leaving his post, immediate speculation was that a Googler and a Twitter attorney were in the running to succeed him. Turns out: President Obama hired both. More
Tom Sullivan | September 4, 2014 | 09:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has been reshaping itself for the future and is working on its strategic plan alongside a 10-year roadmap for interoperability -- and that is against the backdrop of health IT reports put out by other... More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | August 28, 2014 | 08:01 AM | Privacy and Security
Consider the Assumption of Breach methodology that Seattle Children's Hospital Chief Information Security Officer Cris Ewell will delve into at the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy and Security Forum in Boston Sept. 8-9. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | August 25, 2014 | 07:54 AM | Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park is reportedly packing up to head back West -- Silicon Valley, specifically. More
Tom Sullivan | August 18, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Dan Pelino, the general manager of IBM's global public sector unit, reveals how the partnership came together, how Apple and IBM executives expect providers to use their technologies, when doctors might be able to query Watson via Siri, and other lesser-... More
CUPERTINO, CA | Tom Sullivan | August 14, 2014 | 11:10 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
To an industry waiting for more information on Apple's healthcare intentions, even a few crumbs here and there are too tasty to pass up. No word from Apple on timing yet, but Reuters has reported that anonymous sources revealed Apple has held HealthKit... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | August 7, 2014 | 09:45 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported a new batch of meaningful use attestation numbers on Wednesday, showing a modest improvement over the disappointing rates that were reported in July. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | August 4, 2014 | 11:30 AM
CMS and ONC revealed the latest statistics on July 8, showing that 1 percent of eligible providers and 3 percent of eligible hospitals have attested to Stage 2 to date. More
Tom Sullivan | August 4, 2014 | 11:14 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' reveled the ostensibly shockingly low percentage of hospitals and eligible providers to attest to Stage 2 thus far and, in so doing, insisted that it's "early" and "dangerous" to... More