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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
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
Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 02:57 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