As Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center considers a critical care data open application for patients and families, CIO and physician John Halamka shares his family's experience with his father's end-of-life care.
The new HIPAA creates a web of liability, which is an upside for properly prepared healthcare organizations, so here are suggestions on how to ensure files containing protected health information are secure when moving them around.
Payers and providers looking to reap insights from the health IT systems they've sown will depend on the underlying architecture in the coming third wave of analytics. And one model holds the most promise.
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.
Often seen as a black box, RAT-STATS is more akin to a simple calculator. And when the government comes to investigate healthcare providers for abuse or fraud, it pays to understand the software's intricacies and weaknesses to build a sound defense.
Cloud computing may have finally reached a tipping point within the healthcare realm, according to a soon to be published report, which found that CIOs' perspectives and trust of the model are evolving quickly.
The office said the guidelines are building blocks for those providers who cannot receive EHR incentives but still interact with hospitals and physician practices that do get reimbursed for meaningful use.