The omnibus HIPAA Final Rule, along with a near-constant stream of data breaches, has many folks thinking encryption is the only answer. But there are times when it's neither required nor particularly helpful.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was recently the center of an in-depth media investigation, revealing egregious stories of privacy and security breaches, and adding to an already stark account of the agency's stewardship in keeping veterans' health records safe.
As federal incentive dollars from HITECH Act start to peter out, private investment in health IT sector has stepped up to the plate, topping $737M in the third quarter as electronic health record adoption reaches critical mass, according to the new report from Mercom Capital Group.
If the ACA's goal of insuring every American is to be realized, states like Texas and Florida will have to expand Medicaid, Congress will have to amend the law, or states and HHS will have to craft waivers.
Why one biotech researcher and entrepreneur thinks healthcare quality and financial sustainability will require learning on a global scale and that the time has never been more ripe for such innovation.
Coding took twice as long for the ICD-10 frontrunner and it was proving inaccurate during the first phase, despite putting their best coders on the project. Both improved in phase 2. Here's what they learned.
By bringing behavioral health into the statewide HIE, expanding medical home model practices, and tracking the results, Maine health stakeholders are eyeing an iterative, locally-designed approach to reform.