Privacy and Security

As more providers are using digital data, privacy and security issues have become a greater concern. Protecting confidential patient information is also a priority for IT vendors, who are interested in offering solutions that come equipped with heightened security features. The industry-wide transition to HIPAA 5010 code set comes with heightened emphasis on privacy of patient data content in provider transactions, since 5010 aims to ensure that only the "minimum necessary" personal health information required for business purposes is included in a transaction.

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If you plan on attending the Social Media Summit hosted by Mayo Clinic next week get ready to experience your Twitter feed “in real life,” as one speaker puts it.
October 13, 2011
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Small and resource-poor, the Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC), has shown it is not afraid to tackle - and complete - big projects, such as building an HIE from scratch and developing a telepharmacy system.
October 13, 2011
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Data storage continues to be a concern for health IT professionals nationwide, but hope isn't lost when it comes to effective practices. Mariano Maluf, CTO at Atlanta-based GNAX, suggests six keys to smart data storage.
October 11, 2011
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Eighty percent of respondents to a March 2011 Healthcare IT News survey of hospital and health system IT professionals cited compliance as the highest expectation of achieving meaningful use. Only 38 percent, however, are in the process of enterprise-wide adoption of secure EHRs.
October 7, 2011
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The widespread development of health information exchange is happening quickly, and with it comes worries about confidentiality, privacy and security. But its benefits far outweigh potential concerns and include improved quality of care and reduced healthcare costs. Rob Brull offers six tips for to HIE sustainability.
October 7, 2011
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A new report from Jackson & Coker that breaks down smartphone and medical app adoption by physician specialty, shows emergency physicians in the lead.
October 6, 2011
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It's hard to overstate the impact Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56, has had on technology for the past 30 years. In hardware, software, communications and design, Apple's contributions have been incalculable – not least in healthcare.
October 6, 2011
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Lynne Thomas Gordon, the new CEO of the American Health Information Management Association, spent her first days on the job at the organization's 83rd annual convention in Salt Lake City this week. She spoke with Healthcare IT News about her expectations and the challenges ahead for the 63,000 member organization.
October 6, 2011
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HP Enterprise Services announced the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has signed a renewal service agreement to manage the state's Medicaid Management Information System. The $172 million, three-year extension will help the state transition to a managed care environment.

October 4, 2011
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Two surgeons from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are touting the benefits of social media to their colleagues as a way to disseminate accurate information to their trainees and patients.
October 4, 2011
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The title of this commentary is pure jargon, but does express the issue at hand. An alternative title "The Most Important Health Policy Decision Hidden as an Obscure Health IT Technical Evaluation that You May Never Have Heard of," would have also been accurate, but is grammatically unsound and too flippant for an important subject.
October 3, 2011
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT recently awarded a contract to APP Design, Inc., to be part of its electronic consent pilot project.
October 3, 2011
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