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Cold, Cuddle And Coffee (Math) Calculation?

With the temperature waning to as low

Safeguard the potential of the Contingent Workers

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Does the cloud provide an easier route to HIPAA compliance?

A lot of confusion has been raised

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Addressing Security for iPads, iPhones

A national network of cancer hospitals that has relied heavily

VA, DoD discuss steps toward iEHR, VLER

When Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary

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Cold, Cuddle And Coffee (Math) Calculation?

With the temperature waning to as low as minus 23 degrees or shrink beyond 25 degrees below the average temperatures, it is time to cuddle your children and spend some

OIG: Room to improve Medicare audits

Contractors hired by Medicare to audit the payment records of healthcare providers have a good track record spotting improper billing, the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General concluded

Ohio HIE connects 100 plus hospitals

Ohio’s CliniSync Health Information Exchange today announced the signing of 25-bed Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz as well as 91-bed Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, bringing the number of Ohio

AMA toolkit helps docs meet HIPAA rules

With huge new revisions to federal privacy and security regulations set to take full effect Sept. 23, the American Medical Association has published a new toolkit to help physician practices

Texas hospital takes off with telehealth

“The new Internet, the new telecommunications allow you to take your most sophisticated people and be in multiple places,” said Minton. “It expands the performance of these people significantly.” s

On the move weekly: IT

Zane M. Burke, president of CernerGary Wiltz, MD was inaugurated as board chair of the National Association of Community Health Centers. Previously, he served as chairman of LPCA; chaired the

ONC, OCR publish model privacy notices

With the deadline for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule less than a week away, the Office of the National Coordinator and the HHS Office for Civil Rights are giving a hand

Healthcare job growth flying high

The effect of today’s lackluster jobs report on whether the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus measures is unknown, reported the national news media Friday morning. The Fed will

Florida pilot to boost care, save money

Two sets of new provider alliances demonstrate how Central Florida health systems are reducing costs and deepening care coordination by extending their capabilities. One alliance, between Florida Hospital Healthcare System and Health

Mostashari launches National Health IT Week with a question: Is the time now?

Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, kicked off this year’s National Health IT Week at a meeting Monday focused on the patient’s role in health IT. In a

Brace for CPOE in MU Stage 2

Meaningful use Stage 2 of the electronic health record incentive program is definitely tougher, with some particular elements – such as computerized physician order entry – that could catch some providers

Winner of Blue Button challenge is…

GenieMD has won a national competition focused on using Blue Button Direct to help consumers acquire, act on and store their own clinical information. The Silicon Valley startup emerged as

Quality Systems acquires Mirth Corp.

In a bid to boost the interoperability of its NextGen electronic health record subsidiary, Quality Systems, Inc. has acquired Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Mirth Corporation. Officials say the acquisition will broaden

Former Allscripts CEO onto new venture

Glen Tullman, who once propelled Allscripts to the forefront of the EMR market, is now setting his sights on mHealth. Tullman, who spent 15 years at the Chicago-based health IT

Lawmaker: ‘Potential for Abuses Is Staggering’ in Federal ACA Data Hub

In a U.S. News & World Report opinion piece, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) argues that the Federal Data Services Hub being built under the Affordable Care Act has a significant