Rather than giving patients details of who accessed their PHI in an EHR, the Health IT Policy Committee wants entities giving patients disclosures based on the quality of information. But it remains to be seen whether HHS agrees that "less is more" with PHI.
It's a hard knock life being a CIO in the healthcare sector, especially with federal regulations like meaningful use and the ICD-10 switchover taking time away from other everyday tasks. Even still, CIOs have a few things they appreciate.
Physician practices could face a seven-fold increase in EMR costs at year’s end, a reality that leaves Gary LaMoyne of Woman’s Hospital wondering: Why do we have to sunset our EMR subsidy at the end of the year?
A large percentage of the Americans that the Affordable Care Act aims to bring into the insurance pool access the Web primarily through their smartphones. For the ACA to achieve its potential, federal and state governments must reach those citizens where it's most convenient for the consumer.
athenahealth VP of government and regulatory affairs Dan Haley offers an insider's take on the "interoperation" problem and how the EHR meaningful use incentives program could be tailored to correct it.