Health IT Digest Featured Posts on New ONC Health IT Website and ONC HIPAA Guide

This week’s posts on ONC Health IT Dashboard, HIPAA Security Guidance and more…

CMS EHR Incentive Program Report
It has been one year since the first Medicare EHR incentive payments were issued. The following EHR Incentive program data comes from the CMS March program status report. Over 255,700 […]…»

National Nurses Week, Preview of SIIM Meeting, Health IT News Roundup
This week on Voice of the Doctor: National Nurses Week, News Round Up and a Preview of SIIM Meeting.  Tune in Friday’s at 2:30 Eastern.  For show information visit Voice of […]…»

ONC Launches Health IT Website
The ONC has launched its newest website that presents key information and data to enable collaborative monitoring of the impact of federal policies, programs, and research activities related to health IT. The Health IT Dashboard currently provides […]…»

Medical Records, Interoperability and API’s
There are currently over 500,000 apps for the iPhone. Apple has written only a handful of those. How many would there be if Apple had to write a custom interface […]…»

ONC Writes Guide on HIPAA Privacy & Security
ONC’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) has released a new guide for providers and their staff to help understand HIPAA  privacy and security when it comes to electronic health records (EHRs) and meaningful use. “Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information” is a […]…»

Medical Records, Interoperability and Portable Entertainment
My medical data should move with me as easily as my music or photo library… I made this statement in a recent TweetChat on healthcare information technology. It spread like wildfire, retweet after retweet, around the world, reaching […]…»

E-Prescribing Incentive Program Deadline June 30
e-Prescribing Program Penalties begin January 1, 2013. In 2008, MIPPA established a five-year incentive program that began in 2009, to promote the adoption and use of electronic transmission of prescriptions (e-Prescribing). The Act also outlined a penalty phase […]…»

National Nurses Week 2012
In 1954, 100 years after Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea, the first National Nurse Week was observed in October. In 1974, the International council of Nurses (ICN) proclaimed Florence Nightingale’s May 12th birthday as “International Nurse Day”. Then in 1982 the American Nurses Association Board of Directors formally acknowledged […]…»

MU Live!
Have 30 minutes?  Spend it with us. Tune in on May 15,  2 pm Eastern: This week we welcome Brad Tritle, CIPP, Chair of the Social Media Work Group for the HIMSS Personal Health IT Task Force. Brad joins us to discuss health information exchange and PHRs in stage 2 […]…»


Updated Version 4.0 of Meaningful Use Manual for Medical Practices
The 4th edition of The Incentive Roadmap® adds new and expanded information on performance of HIPAA Compliant Security and Risk Analysis for meaningful use, extended chapter for Specialists and new information proposed NPRM for Stage 2 […]…»

EHR Buyer Guides
There are hundreds of EHR systems available for just about every medical specialty and practice size. EHR software buyers face a huge challenge as they determine which software is right for their practice. Listed below are links to EHR buyer guides […]…»

HIPAA Toolkit
Designed to educate providers on HIPAA rules and regulations, HIPAA Tool Kit is an ideal resource for performing ongoing compliance assessments or creating a new compliance program  […]…»

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