Meaningful Use

By Kat Jercich 09:14 am May 27, 2020
Hospitals are having a hard time reporting data to public health agencies, according to a new JAMIA study, which finds patchwork data sharing, "often occurring via fax or phone."

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By Nathan Eddy 12:53 pm April 22, 2020
Ad hoc COVID-19 medical centers have a unique set of vulnerabilities: They're remote, they sit outside of a defense-in-depth architecture and the very nature of their purpose – care in a time of crisis – means security is a lower priority.

Above image: A nurse at the monitoring center in Seoul is checking the status of a patient staying at the Life Treatment Center in Mungyeong through a video call.

By Dean Koh 04:18 am April 07, 2020
There are currently more than 16 life treatment centers in operation in South Korea.

Above image: A screengrab of Mediplat's first call remote health consult service. Credit: MedPeer

By Dean Koh 02:00 am March 24, 2020
The service provided is a remote health consultation service, which means that doctors should advise patients according to their conditions and symptoms, not diagnosing or prescribing medicines.
Tech Optimization: Tips for making EHRs work for your staff and enable organizational goals
By Bill Siwicki 01:32 pm January 09, 2020
Five top electronic health record systems experts offer healthcare C-suite executives and IT leaders some valuable best practices for getting the most out of their EHR investments.

President Barack Obama signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, February 17, 2009. Its HITECH Act provisions infused tens of billions into the health IT industry.

By Mike Miliard 09:00 am December 30, 2019
There have been many frustrations with how the federal EHR incentive program was implemented this past decade, but those big government subsidies have enabled headway that might not have happened otherwise.
Interfaith’s zero trust network protects against cyberattacks, saves $2 million

Interfaith Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 02:03 pm September 03, 2019
Interfaith Medical Center deployed a variety of network security technologies to ward off ransomware and other attacks, virtualizing its servers in the process, which resulted in cost savings of more than $2 million over a seven-year period.
By Nathan Eddy 12:27 pm June 03, 2019
The Department of Justice charged Coffey Health System with failing to conduct the risk analyses required by the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, testifies before the Senate HELP Committee on May 7.

By Mike Miliard 09:21 am May 08, 2019
Despite one senator's hope to move deliberately with rulemakings and not repeat some errors of meaningful use, National Coordinator Donald Rucker said delays only lengthen the time that consumers are "not in control of their care."
By Tom Sullivan 10:23 am March 22, 2019
Association says the update is more global in scope and fit specifically for the healthcare ecosystem.