Medical Practice News & Updates

New government tipsheet guides practitioners through security risk analysis

New government tipsheet guides practitioners through security risk analysis

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released an updated tipsheet pertaining to security risk analysis for EMR systems.

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Successful HIE can reduce repeated imaging tests

Successful HIE can reduce repeated imaging tests

The innovation of health information technology has led to numerous advances and benefits for the industry.

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Research shows more than half of physicians use tablets at work

Research shows more than half of physicians use tablets at work

The adoption of electronic medical records and demand for increased mobility have helped push tablets into the health care setting.

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Patient engagement improved through health IT

Patient engagement improved through health IT

Working towards meaningful use, providers are optimizing their electronic medical records to achieve the second stage of the incentive program designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Patient engagement improved through health IT

Patient engagement improved through health IT

Working towards meaningful use, providers are optimizing their electronic medical records to achieve the second stage of the incentive program designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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FDA opens up technology regulatory proposal to public feedback

FDA opens up technology regulatory proposal to public feedback

Mobile health and emerging technologies have had a significant effect on the health care industry, but determining how much control to exert over that transformative power can be a difficult thing.

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OCR looking for feedback on pilot audit program

OCR looking for feedback on pilot audit program

At the end of 2011 and throughout 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights conducted a pilot audit program to make sure that medical professionals were complying with the standards set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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Patient data security threatened by employee error, unencrypted mobile networks

Patient data security threatened by employee error, unencrypted mobile networks

As electronic medical records begin to share data across provider networks, the question of patient data security looms larger and larger.

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Common pitfalls to avoid amid EMR implementation

Common pitfalls to avoid amid EMR implementation

Despite the draw of an incentive program designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for meaningful use, providers are still resistant to adopting electronic medical records.

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HIMSS14 lecture highlights patient engagement strategies

HIMSS14 lecture highlights patient engagement strategies

With health care providers working to attest to meaningful use as stipulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the topic of patient engagement has come to the forefront of the industry.

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