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Healthcare interoperability is going to continue to be a hot topic for 2015. More facilities are implementing EHRs and connecting to one another through health more »

The $1 trillion omnibus spending bill discusses several aspects of health IT, including rural health IT efforts. Health information technology (IT) continues to evolve every more »

The nation’s health security preparedness is at a substantially positive level, but there is room for improvement, according to a report. Keeping patients healthy and more »

EHNAC released a draft of its accreditation program, including discussions on HIPAA mandates. The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) released the first draft of more »

The ONC released a health IT strategic plan this week that focuses on the next five years. The US Department of Health and Human Services’ more »

A new platform that encourages information sharing from NH-ISAC hopes to improve cybersecurity measures across the healthcare industry. A new intelligence platform from the National more »

Healthcare organizations have been working hard to implement proper HIE security practices this year, and must continue the process into 2015. Health information exchanges (HIE) more »

As technology continues to develop, patients are gaining greater control in how they receive medical care and how their protected health information (PHI) is transferred. Everything more »

Recent research found that there are numerous issues, including healthcare privacy limitations, that could be causing interoperability problems. Certain barriers to public health data sharing, more »

As hospitals and healthcare systems continue to implement new technologies, it is likely just a matter of time before interoperability is a hurdle they must more »

Cybersecurity is one of the top 10 health technology hazards for 2015, according to a recent ECRI Institute report. Cybersecurity should be a top priority more »

CMS extended the deadline for meaningful use attestation for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday afternoon more »

An IDC report found that healthcare executives are spending more on their cybersecurity initiatives. As healthcare technology continues to evolve, the need for facilities to more »

Eight CIOs met to discuss healthcare security issues and what they can do to best mitigate cybersecurity risks. Healthcare CIOs admit that it’s not a more »

A recent poll shows that patients are not overly concerned about their health data security. As technology continues to evolve, and healthcare organizations implement more more »

A recent IDC healthcare security prediction report shows that half of healthcare organizations will have experienced a breach in the last 12 months by 2015. more »

A former Texas hospital CFO pleaded guilty to submitting false documents to the government under the meaningful use and EHR incentive program. Earlier this week more »

HHS has several challenges facing it, including the secure use and exchange of health data, according to an OIG report. The meaningful and secure exchange more »

HIE security is crucial as more healthcare organizations work to improve interoperability programs. The Interoperability Workgroup (IWG) formed a strategic relationship with Healthcare Information and more »

With 69 percent of healthcare providers using mobile devices to view patient information, having a high-quality and secure, yet transparent wireless network within a healthcare more »

Healthcare privacy and security issues are part of several topics that the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) plans to focus on over the next more »

NIST released a guide on cyber threat information sharing, and is seeking comments through November 28. The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and more »

With electronic medical records (EMRs) quickly becoming the norm, more healthcare organizations are using secure messaging systems to help the expansion into Health Information Exchanges more »

HIMSS and CHIME are concerned after various leadership changes within the ONC, but hope to work together with HHS. The Office of the National Coordinator more »

Healthcare organizations can have difficulty hiring the right individuals for HIEs, according to a survey by HIMSS and AHIMA. With more healthcare organizations working to more »

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