In a letter to Congressional leaders, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) voiced its concern about the need to continue to fund critical health IT initiatives that were advanced last year with the passage on the 21st Century Cures Act even as President Donald Trump has proposed a budget that includes deep cuts to federal agencies.
The Center for Children’s Digestive Health has paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $31,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and agreed to implement a corrective action plan, according to HHS.
The Chicago-based Allscripts has attested that, through a partnership with Drummond Group LLC, it has developed a solution that is certified to enable clinicians to meet the requirements of the meaningful use program as well as the Quality Payment Program.
About three-fourths of healthcare providers have virtual care initiatives in place, and about a third are using remote patient monitoring to improve patient engagement and access to care and more of these programs are likely to come, according to a survey commissioned by KPMG LLP, the U.S. tax, audit and advisory firm.
April 21, 2017 | M. Maxwell Stroud, Lead Consultant, Galen Healthcare Solutions
When we in the industry discuss the concept of interoperability, we are most often talking about it from the perspective of a healthcare organization. We rarely, if ever, talk to patients about their data needs.
The New York eHealth Collaborative proposes that the Statewide Health Information Network for New York consider broadening its consent policy to enable care coordination, quality improvement, and other population health efforts.
The threat landscape in healthcare IT continues to expand, even as patient care organizations are lacking in terms of tending to some of the basics, industry leaders agreed, during a discussion of IT security at the Health IT Summit in San Jose
David Holtzman, vice president of compliance strategies at Austin-based CynergisTek and former HHS OCR senior advisor, shares his perspective about HIPAA compliance issues and why hospital executives need to sit up and notice OCR’s enforcement activities.