Because an unprecedented amount of sensitive personal data will flow through health insurance exchanges, consumers and healthcare organizations must demand that robust security be driven into the operational fabric of the HIX, alongside proactive risk management that is pervasive at all levels of the ecosystem.
Mobile health clinics enable underserved patients to access and consult with specialists at the University of Miami Health System. Participants are hoping the effort will tap IT to "transform care in an organized way."
IDC Health Insights group vice president is expecting that, by early March, the healthcare realm will see more HIPAA-compliant cloud services and an influx of organizations willing to sign HIPAA Business Associate Agreements.
Among some notable health IT news this week: InterSystems has opened it first office in Saudi Arabia, following what's expected to be a growth in the Middle Eastern country's health economy. And Bill Clinton's charitable organization has launched a new program backing health IT as a way to reduce rural health disparities.
Despite the substantive growth predicted for cloud computing in healthcare, privacy and security issues remain, but according to a new report some of those might actually be driving health organizations to the cloud model.
The telecom provider unwrapped a portfolio of cloud services, including co-location, enterprise and private cloud editions, tailored specifically for healthcare, one of the last industries to embrace the cloud but also one poised to reap the most benefits from the model.
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A new report from IDC shows the health information exchange market's priority shift toward transforming data into actionable information will enable emerging accountable care and collaborative care initiatives.
PatientOrderSets.com is pleased to announce that its EntryPoint software module was certified on May 30th, 2012 under ICSA Labs' ONC-ATCB Electronic Health Record program. The program ensures EntryPoint is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-8: National Preparedness strengthens U.S. security and resilience through systematic preparation for threats that pose the greatest risk to national security. With over 90% of the nation's critical infrastructures owned and operated by the private sector; prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery represent national preparedness core capabilities.