Healthcare organization leaders, lawyers and other industry insiders have begun issuing statements about Thursday's King v. Burwell ruling which saved subsidies for federal exchange plans, with most backing the court's decisions.
Awareness of the Affordable Care Act is so low in states like Arkansas, Kentucky and Texas that more than half of low-income residents still have heard little or nothing about how the law extends insurance coverage to more citizens.
After some back and forth discourse at its annual meeting -- including a call for doctors to boycott ICD-10 altogether -- the American Medical Association voted in a new policy advocating for a two-year transition period.
Explore not only the enforcement trends (including FTC) designed to protect healthcare organizations but also learn about practical and scalable compliance tools designed to assess and address security risks.
This white paper focuses on how an EHR-Extender (EHR-e) can help hospitals leverage data trapped in the EHR and other clinical systems to establish better care team communication. The result of contextual critical alerts and texts are improved communication and enhanced workflows which makes patients, healthcare staff, administration, and regulators happy.
Healthcare is dominated by the need for the sharing of detailed patient information as a result of today's information age. But it's also the focal point of the debate of how information is shared versus protecting the need for privacy, security and confidentiality. Data protection is paramount in today’s virtual environment and implementing a Secure Information Exchange (SIE) now will help organizations save both themselves and their patients down the road.
For more than 60 years, Blood Systems has been offering its life-giving services throughout the Western U.S. Blood Systems wanted to optimize its network for business value, migrating to the latest WAN services. Read this white paper to learn how Blood Systems increased flexibility and now support business continuity requirements so the nation’s blood supply wouldn’t be interrupted in the face of a natural disaster or pandemic.
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.