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Obama Administration Asks Congress for $1.8B in Emergency Zika Virus Funding

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The White House this week requested Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to enhance ongoing efforts to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus, both domestically and internationally.

Senate HELP Committee Passes Health IT Bill

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today unanimously passed the Improving Health Information Technology Act as well as six other biomedical innovation bills with bipartisan support.

Florida’s Statewide HIE Forges Ahead on Many Fronts

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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For the past five years, the Florida Health Information Exchange has steadily grown, while also continuously evolving to provide services that meet the changing health information technology needs of healthcare organizations throughout the state.

Lincare to Pay $240K in Civil Penalties for HIPAA Privacy Rule Violation

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Lincare, a provider of respiratory and infusion therapy and medical equipment to in-home patients, has been ordered to pay $239,800 in civil money penalties for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Stage 7 Award

February 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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York, Pa.-based WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital has reached Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), developed by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

ONC Addresses HIPAA's Role in Interoperability

February 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides many pathways for permissibly exchanging Protected Health Information (PHI), the Office for the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) says in a recent blog post and fact sheet.

Vermont HIE Focuses on Data Quality to Power ACOs

February 7, 2016  |  David Raths
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The Vermont HIE, has made a concerted effort to improve data quality and to be a more valuable source of analytics data for the state’s three accountable care organizations.

HHS Proposes to Modernize Privacy Rules on Substance Abuse Records

February 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) today announced proposed revisions to the privacy rules governing substance abuse medical records to facilitate health information exchange in support of delivery system reform.

Study: Clinical Analytics Functionality Improves, but Workflow Integration is an Ongoing Challenge

February 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The development of robust data analytics capabilities that can provide comprehensive solutions for population health management is still likely several years away, but analytics vendors are rapidly improving technologies, a Chilmark Research study report says.

MU Lifespan: Good or bad news for imaging?

February 4, 2016  |  Joe Marion
blog
Will changes in ARRA MU impact efforts to expand image accessibility by the patient, and why this would be a bad thing.

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Vermont HIE Focuses on Data Quality to Power ACOs

February 7, 2016     David Raths
The Vermont HIE, has made a concerted effort to improve data quality and to be a more valuable source of analytics data for the state’s three accountable care organizations.

MU Lifespan: Good or bad news for imaging?

February 4, 2016     Joe Marion
Will changes in ARRA MU impact efforts to expand image accessibility by the patient, and why this would be a bad thing.

Data Warehouse Field of Dreams

February 4, 2016     Pete Rivera
The CIO then steps back, arms spread and announces that they have built a data warehouse. The problem is that no one really knows how to use it. At least in the movie “Field of Dreams,” they build a baseball field for people that already knew how to play. By building it the players came and you can...

Even Small Planes Need Big Plans!

February 2, 2016     Pete Rivera
Planning ahead takes time. Just like my flight experience in small planes, I still had to factor all the same things large airlines have to consider. Physician groups are no different than hospital groups when it comes to strategic planning.

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