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OIG: hospitals up to speed with EHR contingency plans
July 29, 2016 AT 1:27 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
OIG also reiterated a previous recommendation that the Office of Civil Rights fully implement a permanent audit program for compliance with HIPAA. READ MORE
EHR transitions pose no risk to patients
July 29, 2016 AT 1:25 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Focusing on several hospitals that implemented their systems in a single day enabled researchers to study the effect of EHR implementation in similar groups of patients. READ MORE
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July 28, 2016 AT 1:28 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Despite the variation in data exchange and interoperability, researchers report progress among hospitals in their reduced use of paper-only methods of health data exchange. READ MORE
Med students increasingly using EHRs to track former patients
July 26, 2016 AT 1:26 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
The primary concern of respondents was that it may not be appropriate to access patient records when providers are no longer directly involved in the care of those patients. READ MORE
2016 already record-breaking year for HIPAA penalties
July 25, 2016 AT 1:24 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
In 2014, Jocelyn Samuels, the incoming OCR director, promised to vigorously enforce the HIPAA privacy and security rules when covered entities and business associates were found to have failed in their duty. READ MORE
providers still conflicted on value of EHRs
July 20, 2016 AT 3:43 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Despite many benefits to EHRs, many providers are struggling to make the tool fit into their workflows. READ MORE
Informatics experts offer guidance for defense against ransomware
July 18, 2016 AT 3:42 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Both health IT professionals and end-users share responsibility for preventing, mitigating and recovering from ransomware attacks. READ MORE
July 17, 2016 AT 3:41 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Lasting innovation is likely to come from entrepreneurs with both ideas and the incentives and opportunity to put those ideas into action. READ MORE
July 16, 2016 AT 3:40 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Citizens around the world have a history of being passive players in healthcare, say two prominent stakeholders, and it’s time for that to change. READ MORE
CMS head hints at MACRA delay
July 14, 2016 AT 4:18 AM | Jeff Rowe, Editor, Future Care
Slavitt said efforts are underway to simplify the program and reduce reporting wherever possible so doctors can focus on patient care. READ MORE