Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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Why Data Breach Readiness Isn't Getting Much Better

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | October 1, 2014

Think you can avoid a health data breach the lazy way, without putting in the requisite work?  Then think again. This year, in fact, healthcare organizations have reported more data breaches than the year prior, seeing on average a 10 percent jump in breach frequency...

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Why Hospital Data Centers Are Moving to the Cloud

Meg Bryant | Healthcare DIVE | March 30, 2017

As hospital data center infrastructures age and resources shrink, IT leaders are increasingly looking to the cloud to meet their storage needs. Not only is it cheaper than investing in upgrades and replacements of existing hardware and software, but it can add a level of security, especially in disaster-prone areas. The trend has some wondering if hospitals will still have physical data centers in the future or whether they will go the way of the dinosaurs.

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Why Some Docs Will 'Just Say No' To MU

Madelyn Kearns | Healthcare IT News | August 8, 2014

Thousands of eligible providers are working diligently toward EHR incentive payments, but some practices are choosing a different route: abandoning meaningful use altogether in favor of their own solutions, and finding ways to make up for the penalties they’ll incur down the road...

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Without A Universal Personal Identifier, Healthcare Is Awash In Social Security numbers

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | October 23, 2014

The healthcare industry is swimming in Social Security numbers, thanks to the necessities of patient record management systems. But balancing those requirements with fraud mitigation and privacy protections is proving a big challenge...

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World's First Mobile App For Complete Family Health Care Premieres In Austin

Press Release | Medici | October 17, 2016

Medici, an Austin-based company with leadership from Johns Hopkins, Amazon, eBay, McKinsey, KPMG and others officially launches its health care service. Medici allows patients to securely text with their own doctor, vet, therapist and more through a HIPAA-compliant app. Offered first this week in Austin, Medici plans to extend the service to all of Texas this month and then release it nationally. Medici is safer and more compliant with the laws of states like Texas that have wrestled with services offering treatment with no established doctor-patient relationship, says Medici Founder and CEO Clinton Phillips...

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Your Medical Records Are An Open Book

Linda Gorman | National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) | June 7, 2013

Bloomberg is reporting that states hungry for revenue and flush with the power to requisition individual medical records are moving to capitalize on the value of that information by selling the information in them to all comers. Read More »

ZH Healthcare Announces New Program For Non-Profit And Charitable Health Clinics

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | July 26, 2013

Quality health care isn’t always affordable to those that need it. Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and free health clinics provide services to nearly 20 million patients in under served populations. Delivering high quality patient care on a tight budget is hard so ZH Healthcare has created a new program to help these health clinics. Under this new program, ZH Healthcare will offer their cloud-based ZH OpenEMR Patient Package at no cost. The meaningful use certified ZH OpenEMR will allow these clinics to be more efficient, train volunteers more easily, see more patients and provide best possible care to their patients.

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