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By Bernie Monegain 11:32 am August 04, 2014
Two advocates -- one for consumers and the other for privacy, announced their leave-takings from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, even as the agency itself reorganizes to accommodate a smaller budget post the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that injected billions of dollars into ONC.
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By Bernie Monegain 10:05 am July 14, 2014
As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program -- the government's grand scheme to drag the American healthcare system, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. But, is it proving to be just too much for most providers?
By Bernie Monegain 11:28 am June 26, 2014
As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program -- the government's grand scheme to turn the American healthcare system on its head.
Hospital executive with doctors
By Erin McCann 10:06 am June 13, 2014
As anyone who's ever worked for IT security can attest, the job is no walk in the park. New threats, compliance mandates, vulnerabilities and updates are constant. But with strong leadership, and a culture of compliance and responsibility to match, many healthcare organizations have shown it can be done right -- and well.
Private property sign on fence
By Erin McCann 10:36 am June 04, 2014
Healthcare's all about the patients, right? But far too often, there's a disconnect -- the idea that the care ends when the patient exits the building or a diagnosis is made, the idea that clinical deals with clinical and information technology deals with IT.
Illustration of boss yelling at employee
By Mike Miliard 10:05 am June 03, 2014
No matter what your job, there are certain phrases -- whether said by bosses, colleagues or clients -- that are just plain unwelcome: words that foretell frustration and added workload at best, panic and red-alert crisis response at worst. For hospital chief information officers, there's no shortage of these ominous sentences.
By Mike Miliard 03:51 pm May 29, 2014
Healthcare industry groups are not happy about the Voluntary 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record Certification Criteria rule that's been proposed by the Office of the National Coordinator.
By Erin McCann 02:44 pm May 29, 2014
When it comes to security threat severity, the Heartbleed bug doesn't skip a beat.
By Erin McCann 02:27 pm May 29, 2014
Healthcare organizations are charged with safekeeping some of the most personal and sensitive information on individuals who come to receive care.
By Erin McCann 01:00 am May 01, 2014
In the realm of privacy and security, heeding snooping employees and encrypting portable devices isn't enough in healthcare these days. Criminal attacks on hospitals are on a huge upward trend, with a whopping 100 percent increase just from four years ago.

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