Erin McCann | September 19, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
EHR giant Cerner is now one step closer to completing its pending acquisition of Siemens Health Services, after the Federal Trade Commission gave the go-ahead to an early termination of the deal's waiting period under antitrust laws. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | September 16, 2014 | 09:51 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
National Health IT Week kicked off this Monday in Washington, DC, with a litany of prepared speeches and big names in the health IT arena. Among the overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement. More
VERONA, WI | Erin McCann | September 12, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
Electronic health record behemoth Epic Systems has inked a deal with a lobbying firm to work on its interoperability image -- one that has left a perception that Epic has a closed system that does not easily work well with other EHR systems. More
HUNTSVILLE, AL | Erin McCann | September 11, 2014 | 10:52 AM | Privacy and Security
A Huntsville, Ala., clinical diagnostics laboratory has notified more than 7,000 individuals of a HIPAA breach after the company discovered protected health information contained on a third-party server had been unsecured for nearly three years. More
Erin McCann | September 10, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
How do individual states stack up when it comes to telemedicine coverage and reimbursement? A new report from the American Telemedicine Association details just that. More
Erin McCann | September 9, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services is the latest entity to face criticism over its handling of electronic health record incentive payments, after it was found to have overpaid hospitals $3.1 million in federal cash. More
Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 15:18 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
Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 15:14 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
Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 15:11 PM
There's been a lot of talk about compliance lately. Federal and state regulations. HIPAA regulations. More
Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 15:00 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 | 14:58 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
Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 14:57 PM
In one of the largest HIPAA breaches ever reported, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is notifying some 1.3 million people after hackers gained unfettered access to an agency server for nearly a year before being discovered. More