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September 23, 2013
Outgoing National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, spoke with Government Health IT Editor Tom Sullivan recently about the difference between applying his passion for improving healthcare through health IT at the local level and federal level.
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September 23, 2013
OCR Director Leon Rodriguez offered new details on the Omnibus Final Rule as he took the stage at the two-day Healthcare IT News and HIMSSMedia Privacy & Security Forum in Boston.
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August 27, 2013
Three years after procuring a $16.1 million HHS grant to bolster local health IT initiatives and diabetic care management, the Western New York Beacon Community has chronicled mixed success -- at least in the quantifiable sense. Anecdotally, however, its success becomes much more striking, officials say.
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August 14, 2013
Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is a serious looking guy.
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August 14, 2013
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has settled with Affinity Health Plan, a New York-based managed care plan, for HIPAA violations to the tune of $1,215,780 after a photocopier containing protected health information was compromised.
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August 05, 2013
Medicare will levy $227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government's campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month, according to federal records released Friday.
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July 26, 2013
Given the steady stream of new devices entering the healthcare market, it might be easy to start thinking improvements in healthcare can come from technological advances alone. But it's more complicated than that.
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July 19, 2013
Aiming to eliminate manual workflow steps between the main hospital and remote locations, Mount Sinai Medical Center is partnering with Toronto-based Real Time Medical for a project that will bring teleradiology services to several New York imaging clinics.
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July 14, 2013
Three years after procuring a $16.1 million HHS grant to bolster local health IT initiatives and diabetic care management, the Western New York Beacon Community has chronicled mixed success – at least in the quantifiable sense. Anecdotally, however, its success becomes much more striking, officials say.
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July 11, 2013
The 15th annual Health Care's Most Wired Survey spotlights the hospitals and healthcare systems that have come furthest so far in implementing health IT and putting it to work transforming care.
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June 28, 2013
Consumer-facing mHealth solutions may be slow to find favor with physicians, but they're popular in the payer market. Two companies with feet firmly planted in the health plan landscape have recently unveiled new products designed to improve the relationship between insurers and consumers, and one of them is looking to make the jump to the provider market.
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June 19, 2013
"It's not the kind of social network where one physician can say to the other, 'Hi, how's the wife and kids?' – although they can do that if they want," says Fred Zolla, chief executive officer of Nanuet, N.Y.-based iMedicor.
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June 19, 2013
The group includes technology vendors, implementers and associations that represent a broad range of stakeholders, including providers. "The founding members bring the right blend of skills and perspectives to keep us at the forefront of health IT efforts in the United States," said Healtheway Executive Director Mariann Yeager.
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May 19, 2013
When stakeholders, federal officials and proponents of electronic health records first tossed around the idea of providing incentives to help move the giant boulder of progress up the mountain, there were plenty of skeptics. How can you take physicians who are set in their ways – and patients who are used to those ways – and change all the rules? But, change they did, and in just two years since the EHR Incentive Program began, more hospitals and physicians than ever before have gone digital.
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May 17, 2013
The New York eHealth Collaborative has announced the winners of its personal health record portal challenge, with the designs in turn expected to inform the PHR that NYeC will offer all New Yorkers in 2014. A Brooklyn-based health data and design startup called Mana Health won first prize and $15,000 for its PHR.
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April 27, 2013
This past summer, New York passed a state law that requires electronic prescribing of controlled substances by the end of 2014. By that time, every psychiatrist, dentist, and other care provider must e-prescribe – no scribbled-upon script pads allowed – as part of a larger effort to combat doctor- shopping prescription drug fraud.
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April 27, 2013
Although the telehealth concept has been around for decades, the changing healthcare business model combined with the proliferation of wireless communications may finally give it the spark it needs to really catch fire, market observers say.
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April 25, 2013
Healthcare institutions should emulate best-of-breed privacy polices developed by financial services firms rather than other hospitals, recommends Kaye Scholer and William Tanenbaum, technology lawyers at New York-based law firm William A. Tanenbaum.
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April 05, 2013
Rather than trying to create new information exchange governance standards, the Office of the National Coordinator is pursuing the goal of nationwide HIE interoperability and security via a cooperative agreement with Direct Trust and the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup to build on current successes, while sorting out ongoing barriers.
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March 01, 2013
The Samaritan Hospital in eastern New York, just outside of Albany may eventually face some hefty fines from the Office for Civil Rights as the hospital just Friday notified the public of a HIPAA privacy breach stemming from a November 2011 incident.
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