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By Mike Miliard 10:13 am April 10, 2015
ONC is "becoming increasingly concerned" about reports of vendors and providers engaged in data blocking practices, "which devalue taxpayer investments in health IT and are fundamentally incompatible with efforts to transform the nation's health system."
Stressed doctor
By Erin McCann 11:08 am April 06, 2015
WEDI's newest survey of ICD-10 readiness among providers, vendors and health plans is out. And the progress report is not as promising as officials had hoped.
By Erin McCann 11:08 am April 01, 2015
The Office of Inspector General is once again calling out CMS for failing to adequately address fraud vulnerabilities in electronic health records.
mHealth tools
By Tom Sullivan 10:23 am April 01, 2015
Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak recently announced that he will step down from the job this month. Tom Sullivan spoke with Sivak in 2013 about disrupting government culture with technology and modern business practices.
Consumer with smartphone and laptop
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am March 18, 2015
The healthcare industry is becoming more enlightened about the benefits of the Blue Button Initiative, and adoption of personal health records continues to grow, according to a new report from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
By Erin McCann 10:29 am March 18, 2015
It's been almost six years since the Senate HELP Committee has revisited EHRs and interoperability, and at a hearing Tuesday there was one overarching theme among industry stakeholders: That talk is long past due.
Data servers
By Mike Miliard 10:06 am March 09, 2015
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' first Chief Data Officer Niall Brennan talks about his first few months as CDO, and offers advice for providers looking to tap into their own data to drive efficiency and improve care.
Open door
By Brian Ahier 10:04 am February 18, 2015
While the collection and sharing of health data has yet to significantly impact care cost or quality, it has laid the foundation for the move toward population health management. The future for health IT starts now.
Overwhelmed with work
By Anthony Brino 07:59 am February 13, 2015
The threat from hackers affects all business, but healthcare providers face the additional threat of fines for failure to comply with HIPAA regulations. These fines are no mere speeding ticket.
Screens with snooping eye
By Chris Nerney 01:29 pm February 10, 2015
HIPAA created many rules that protect the privacy of patients and ensure the security of healthcare data. But the law left a big loophole regarding third-party entities which legally have access to protected health information from organizations that are required to be HIPAA-compliant.

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