AMA Backs Bill to Prohibit ICD-10

May 19, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Medical Association (AMA) is supporting the Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015, H.R. 2126, a proposed bill that would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10.

Criminal Attacks Surpass Negligence as Top Data Breach Source, Survey Finds

May 7, 2015   |  David Raths
In the fifth year of its annual survey about privacy and security issues facing healthcare organizations, the Ponemon Institute found that for the first time providers reported that the No. 1 root cause of their data breaches was criminal and malicious attacks.

House Bill Proposes Halt to ICD-10 Implementation

May 5, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
A new bill has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives that would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10.

Children’s Hospital Launches Telemedicine Program for Pediatric Obesity

April 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children's Hospital has announced that it will launch a telemedicine program aimed to tackle pediatric obesity.

ONC Updates its Privacy and Security Guide

April 20, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Last week during the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) published a revised version of its “Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information.”

In Illinois, a Virtual Health Platform Has Become “The Facebook of Healthcare”

April 6, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Last year, the Chicago-based NextLevel Health Partners was awarded a contract to provide care coordination services to seniors, people with disabilities, and those newly eligible under the expansion of Medicaid under the ACA. A vital piece to that project was...

Making the Rounds: How Canadian Docs Have Embraced Social Networking

March 30, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In the U.S., there is SERMO, a private social network exclusively for doctors, and Doximity, an online social networking service for physicians in the country. Canada, however, didn't have a social networking service until The Rounds came along. Now, the...

States to Investigate Premera Data Breach

March 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Insurance commissioners from multiple states are teaming up to investigate the massive data breach of health insurer Premera.

Leading Edge in Enhancing Workflow: Imprivata, Inc.

March 23, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
For the first time ever, we, the editors at HCI have chosen to recognize healthcare IT vendor companies, through a new program that we’ve named the Healthcare Informatics Leading Edge Awards. The following pieces are interviews with senior executives from...

On Same Day as Premera Cyberattack Disclosure, Healthcare Security Officers Discuss Challenges

March 17, 2015   |  David Raths
The March 17 announcement of a cyberattack at Premera Blue Cross that could impact as many as 11 million people would come as no surprise to the healthcare security officers who participated in a roundtable discussion earlier in the day at the National HIPAA...

Survey: Data Breaches Put Fear Into Patients

March 12, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly half (45 percent) of surveyed patients reported that they are at least moderately concerned about a security breach involving their personal health information, according to new research from the Austin, Tx.-based electronic health record (EHR) selection...

An Inside Look at What’s Trending in the New Healthcare

March 5, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
B.E. Smith’s 2015 Healthcare Trends white paper reveals several developments related to health IT and policy. Two the firm’s executives recently spoke to HCI about their findings.
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