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Mobile health may need regulation to ensure HIPAA compliance

July 30, 2012
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Today, an increasing number of people in developed countries are utilizing...

HIMSS hopes for unity between Democratic and Republican parties over health IT

July 30, 2012
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The upcoming presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has...

Texas woman faces 10 years in jail for committing HIPAA violations

July 27, 2012
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Along with the financial penalties that HIPAA violations may cause a medical...

The audit protocol impacts employer-sponsored coverage and medical facilities

July 26, 2012
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As this blog has reported in the past, healthcare providers need to ensure that...

Hospital organization requests CMS clarity on ICD-10

July 26, 2012
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Deadlines and timelines have been on the minds of healthcare providers in the...

Health IT systems offer cost containment

July 25, 2012
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Today, patients have become more concerned with healthcare costs and some are...

'Triangle' model saves digitally savvy physicians prone to ignoring patients

July 25, 2012
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Technology has infiltrated most aspects of Americans' day-to-day interactions,...

Government announces text messaging, other IT tools to help HIV sufferers

July 24, 2012
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Earlier this year, the results of a 16-year study provided hope for test...

Poor sleeping habits raise likelihood of elderly being placed in nursing home

July 23, 2012
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Healthcare providers that work in the long-term care setting will need to pay...

EMR skeptics persist despite mounting industry testimony of health IT benefits

July 23, 2012
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Taken at face value, the comments of Dr. Michael Koriwchak on the Wired EMR...

Committee offers roadmap for long-term care providers adopting IT systems

July 20, 2012
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As recently reported by this blog, it is a necessity for long-term care...

IT systems are a necessity in long-term care setting despite lack of incentives

July 19, 2012
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It is recommended for medical settings across the board to use electronic...

Jackson's office cites HIPAA compliance in statement about Congressman's health

July 19, 2012
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For most of last week, the general public had been clamoring for more...

Three elements to ensure privacy of mobile health apps

July 18, 2012
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The mobile phone sector has skyrocketed in recent years, as smartphones have...

Monitoring devices bridge gap between at-home seniors and their doctors

July 18, 2012
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Aside from moving in with relatives, senior citizens primarily only have one...

Degree versus certification: Choosing the right path for a career in health IT

July 17, 2012
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In any field that requires considerable pre-employment training, students weigh...

Department of Veterans Affairs goes digital with EMR mobile application

July 16, 2012
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Patients who are not accustomed to seeing their doctors use electronic medical...

Solutions for patient engagement

July 16, 2012
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Because stage two of meaningful use requires that 10 percent of patients are...

Many hospitals are planning on replacing laboratory information systems

July 13, 2012
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Many patients go into a medical practice in order to get a CT scan, blood drawn...

New software may curb HIPAA violations over social media networks

July 12, 2012
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As this blog has harped on time and time again, utilizing social media in the...

Hospitals earning 'most wired' distinction serve as industry models

July 12, 2012
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Health IT has helped improve patient care by streamlining treatment processes...

Two Pennsylvania school districts embrace HIE

July 11, 2012
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An 8-year-old boy moves to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. He suffers from asthma,...

Five states received grants for measuring IT systems in long-term care setting

July 11, 2012
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Electronic medical records (EMRs) have been adopted in healthcare facilities...

Healthcare still leading in creating new jobs

July 10, 2012
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For the last several job report cycles, the healthcare industry has led most...

Soft skills still critical for health IT professionals to thrive

July 09, 2012
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Medical professionals are generally regarded as being extraordinarily...

Social media has legal implications in healthcare field

July 09, 2012
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Today, social media plays a hand in the healthcare sphere, as many more doctors...

Survey says more than 60 percent of healthcare leaders support the Supreme Court's decision

July 06, 2012
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Last week, the Supreme Court found the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...

Health IT tools no 'magic bullet' for boosting patient engagement

July 03, 2012
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Communication is one of the primary prerequisites for patients becoming more...

Health IT use reduces likelihood of malpractice lawsuits

July 02, 2012
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Electronic medical records are widely believed to make care processes more...

New tool for auditing HIPAA non-compliant healthcare facilities

July 02, 2012
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The healthcare industry has always been on its toes with regard to medical...