Office of the Inspector General finds that the meaningful use program neither addresses specific concerns or industry best practices for making sure that certified electronic health records are secure enough.
Bringing together information from all U.S. hospitals, a new data set suggests that electronic health records can, in fact, have a measurable and positive impact on clinical outcomes of risk-adjusted mortality rates.
Work on the integrated electronic health record is at something of an impasse. Here's a look how DoD is seeking comprehensive systems that provide a holistic view of an individual from the moment they enter military service through to veteran status. Will it work?
Transformative changes such as healthcare reform mandates, advanced stages of meaningful use criteria and conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets require healthcare providers’ IT assets to be flexible, scalable and interoperable in order to respond. Learn how user virtualization provides the ability to react quickly while improving user experience and operational efficiency.
Records of events taking place in your environment are being logged right now into event logs and Syslog files across your servers, workstations and networking devices. This log data needs to be collected, stored, analyzed and monitored to meet and report on regulatory compliance standards such as FISMA or HIPAA.
This report provides administrators and practitioners for state and federal government agencies key insights into how to successfully automate and integrate patient-centric systems while building effective and efficient healthcare-related operations.
CMS is as serious as a train wreck when it comes to HIPAA and meaningful users. Your incentives can be held hostage, so it's worth the time and effort to make sure your business associates are compliant.
More often than not, health IT advocates get excited about the myriad ways technology could be used to help doctors do a better job of providing care. But what about using IT to help doctors go back to being doctors, period?