Health IT Digest – Posts on HIPAA Security, e-Prescribing, Meaningful Use Standards

This week’s posts on HIPAA Omnibus, eRx Implementation, Standards in Stage 2

New Toolsets Support e-Prescribing (eRx) Implementation
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced their two new toolsets which are now available for physicians and pharmacies. The toolsets will help physicians in small to large practices support e-prescribing implementation. The toolsets […]…»

Reengineering Clinical Documentation
Clinical documentation is an increasingly time consuming challenge for clinicians offering significant pressures that are vested in a range of requirements not always tightly aligned with clinical decision making.EMR’s have added to the burden of information capture […]…»

Patient Engagement and Medical Records Access
If you missed Tuesday’s MU Live! with our special guest Dave deBronkart aka e-Patient Dave you can sign up to download the podcast here. During the show our host, Jim Tate, and Dave had what can best be described as a “fireside chat” about patient engagement and medical […]…»

Implementation Challenges and Barriers to Successful HIEs
The alchemy involved in developing and executing a successful health information exchange (HIE) is complex. Technology, policy and specific organizational situations are core components embedded in the success/failure equation that can either help or hinder the creation of a thriving […]…»

Underlying EHR Features to Support ACOs
Most EHR systems are based on strategies that predate accountable care organizations (ACO) and Certified EHR standards. The key EHR requirements for ACOs are the ability to electronically exchange patient information, support provider collaboration, and monitor patient care. […]…»

States Will Transform Healthcare Through HIE, Health IT
This week in Washington, HIMSS sponsored the 8th Annual Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition. This year’s theme was 2012: The Year of Critical IT Decisions to Transform Healthcare. According to HIMSS Director David Collins, the focus […]…»

Healthcare Data Breaches on the Rise
What makes the healthcare industry such a hot target for hackers? The answer lies in the records that they keep. Medical records contain some of the most valuable personal information – social security numbers, birth and death dates, family information, billing information including credit […]…»

ONC Announces Blue Button Mash Up Challenge
The Blue Button Initiative is an effort to accelerate patient access to their health records. In August 2010 President Obama announced the functionality that allowed Veterans to download their health information from their MyHealthVet account. With the Blue Button you can […]…»

Standards in Stage 2 Meaningful Use
On this week’s show we welcome back Keith Boone to talk about one of our favorite topics: Standards in Stage 2. Keith’s popular blog of the same name, Motorcycle Guy, provides commentary and education on current and emerging healthcare standards. He is an acclaimed […]…»

Encrypting ePHI to Achieve HIPAA Security
Washington’s continued emphasis on the importance of encrypting ePHI (electronic protected health information). This posting explains why your healthcare organization can utilize encryption both as a means to achieve HIPAA compliance and as a […]…»

Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule to be Released End of Summer
On March 24, 2012 the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) sent the final HIPAA Omnibus Rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review before publication in the Federal Register. At last week’s Health Privacy Summit in DC, ONC Farzad Mostashari announced in his keynote address […]…»


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 […]…»

List Your EHR System or IT Consulting Services
HITECH Answers reaches thousands of physicians and hospitals visiting our site each month. A Health IT Marketplace listing is the perfect place to reach new customers and buyers […]…»

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