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January 21, 2015

HIPAA Security & Privacy Breaches 2014

Security breaches have strong foot on healthcare industry this year. Nearly half of the organizations in healthcare were hit by security threats at least once this year and it is expected to increase in the forthcoming years.... Read More


January 18, 2015

Securing Data at Rest

Due to the rapid development of information technology and of the Internet, most companies keep their data stored in a digital format, in databases... Read More


December 18, 2014

ONC Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020

The office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released of its Federal Health IT Strategic roadmap for 2015-2020, updating the goals that was released during the year 2011... Read More


November 24, 2014

Social and Behavioral data in EHR

Various studies have been done on past decades about the social and behavioral factors influencing people’s health. Despite the strong evidence, social and behavioral factors... Read More


November 06, 2014

Security Risk Analysis (SRA) and Meaningful Use Attestation

Unlike other measures which asks for numerator / denominator count or polar responses (Yes / No) during meaningful use attestation, the measure “Protect Electronic health information” demands the healthcare... Read More


October 17, 2014

Revolution in Healthcare using Apple’s Health App

Apple, one among the top electronic and IOS manufactures, thriving with jaw dropping technology, has initiated its plan and set its play with health care domain in its recent release of new iOS 8 operating system.... Read More


October 16, 2014

POODLE

TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) are protocols that provide data encryption and authentication between applications and servers in scenarios where the data is being sent across an insecure network, such as checking an email.... Read More


October 07, 2014

ShellShock (Software BASH Bug)

Shellshock is a security bug in Bash (Bourne Again SHell) command-line interpreter, mostly known as shell. Linux expert Stéphane Chazelas revealed this bug on 24th September 2014, and it is more severe than Heartbleed bug...... Read More


June 27, 2014

Mobile Usage among Clinicians Dips

The Epocrates Mobile Trends Report was released in May 2014 and it offers some very interesting perspectives on adoption of digital technology among clinicians..... Read More


June 18, 2014

What makes an ACO succeed?

An accountable care organization (ACO) is a healthcare organization characterized by a payment and care delivery model that seeks to tie provider reimbursements to .... Read More


June 17, 2014

ONC Releases 10-Year Vision to Achieve Interoperability in Health IT

ONC Releases 10-Year Vision to Achieve Interoperability in Health IT. An Interoperable Health IT ecosystem makes the right data available to the right people at the right time .... Read More


June 17, 2014

What is Population Health Management?

n a society, people are influenced by other people living there. Our life is interdependently weaved with everyone else. The linkage between people applies to the field .... Read More


April 26, 2014

How to Fix the ‘Heartbleed’ Flaw?

A serious vulnerability was exposed by security researchers on April 7, 2014. A problem was discovered with the encryption technology used to securely transmit e-mail, social media posts, e-commerce transactions and other related .... Read More


April 25, 2014

What is Interoperability?

In the simplest of terms, Interoperability is the ability of making disparate systems talk to each other. The basic purpose of enabling interoperability is information exchange. Defining interoperability from a healthcare standpoint, .... Read More


April 21, 2014

Interoperability Challenges of Providers

At the epicenter of the healthcare scene, providers play a vital role in delivery of healthcare. They are key stakeholders in the healthcare cycle and impact the almost everyone– patients, clinics, hospitals, laboratories, .... Read More


April 18, 2014

Why connecting to Labs is becoming difficult for EMR / EHR vendors

Interoperability between disparate components of the healthcare spectrum has largely been limited to big hospitals that had a dire necessity for systems that spoke to each other.However, a quantum shift is taking place in the health IT industry to develop interfaces .... Read More


March 06, 2014

Challenges faced by EHR Vendors

EHRs are not easily usable and their workflows are complicated. Due to Meaningful Use and incentives, most organizations just want to set up and EHR and start using it. They are not keen ..... Read More


February 18, 2014

ViSolve’s Meaningful Use capabilities proven!!

ViSolve, Inc. assisted simplifyMD to achieve the 2014 Edition – Complete Ambulatory EHR certification from ICSA Labs. ViSolve development team was involved right from ..... Read More


February 13, 2014

$19 Billion given as EHR Incentives

The federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revealed the fact that more than $19 Billion has been reimbursed as incentives for the meaningful use program. According to the data from CMS, ..... Read More


February 7, 2014

SGR Formula Demystified

The bipartisan leadership of three Senate and House committees introduced legislation on Thursday (February 6, 2014) to overhaul the way Medicare pays the physicians. Though it does not specify how the reimbursements would be paid, the newer legislation will change the way physicians will be paid....
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February 4, 2014

Patient direct access to Lab Test Results

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has suggested amendments to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 regulations by lifting the legal barriers in health data exchange. This move ensures that patients and patient representatives can directly access lab test results.... Read More

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