Erin McCann | April 24, 2015 | 11:01 AM | Privacy & Security
How many breaches, how many compromises of patients' confidential medical information does it take before there are some questions asked of an organization and its security policies? One health system recently announced its seventh large HIPAA breach. More
Erin McCann | April 23, 2015 | 11:11 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
At first glance, patient satisfaction surveys that are linked to hospital Medicare payments may seem great in theory. But tying hospital payments to subjective patient experience metrics may actually result in serious harm by diverting attention away from... More
Erin McCann | April 21, 2015 | 15:29 PM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Clinical
Each year, some 722,000 hospitalized patients will acquire a serious infection. A staggering 75,000 of them will die in the hospital due to the HAI. Here is a map and searchable list for hospitals who scored worse than the national average on different... More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | April 21, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security
ONC has released a new and improved handbook for securing electronic health information. Among the highlights: How to comply with meaningful use security requirements, questions to ask health IT vendors and HIPAA compliance checklists. More
CHICAGO | Erin McCann | April 14, 2015 | 19:45 PM | Privacy & Security
Let's face it: Security has never really been the healthcare industry's strong suit. More
CHICAGO | Erin McCann | April 12, 2015 | 20:13 PM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Patient Engagement
If you request a copy of your medical records, chances are it won't take long to find a mistake -- a mistake that could cost you big time down the road. More
Erin McCann | April 10, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation
A Florida healthcare worker has been indicted by a U.S. district court for swiping the Social Security numbers and personal data of some 9,000 patients and using them for fraudulent purposes. More
Erin McCann | April 8, 2015 | 11:09 AM | Privacy & Security
If you've ever wondered where data goes once it's stolen or how many cybercriminals view and download the information worldwide, there's finally an answer. A hint? The numbers are staggering. More
Erin McCann | April 6, 2015 | 11:08 AM | ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation
WEDI's newest survey of ICD-10 readiness among providers, vendors and health plans is out. And the progress report is not as promising as officials had hoped. More
Erin McCann | April 6, 2015 | 07:53 AM | Accountable Care
The company's focus at HIMSS15 will be on financial risk management and getting clinical data from provider groups for help with Medicare payments. More
Erin McCann | April 3, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
When CMS dropped the Stage 3 meaningful use proposed rule March 20, industry response wasn't immediate. But now it's sinking in, and many have gone to Twitter to voice their opinions. Here's our roundup. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | April 1, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Claims Processing, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The Office of Inspector General is once again calling out CMS for failing to adequately address fraud vulnerabilities in electronic health records. More