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CCHIT ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIC DIRECTION WITH GLOBAL FOCUS PLANS TO OFFER COUNSEL AND POLICY GUIDANCE TO HIT STAKEHOLDERS
Jan 29, 2014 - CCHIT announced a new strategic direction that will return it to its founding public mission of supporting the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. CCHIT plans to offer direct counsel to both healthcare providers and health IT developers on the requirements for certified EHR technology and how to best satisfy HIT regulations published by organizations and governments. With a more global focus, and in alliance with HIMSS, CCHIT will also develop new programs and policy guidance aimed at achieving interoperability and supporting change in the way providers and patients around the world use IT to positively transform health and healthcare.
Downtime Challenges: Keep the Focus on Patient Safety
Mar 10, 2014 - The evolution of enterprise EHRs is changing the perspective of clinicians towards downtimes. While EHRs were still emerging, most staff was less reliant on them and more comfortable with paper processes ? downtimes were a welcome return to the familiarity of paper.
Hospitals in EMR buying frenzy
Mar 10, 2014
The electronic medical record market is poised for a competitive shakeup. As Stage 2 meaningful use demands more from hospitals, many current EMR platforms just aren't cutting it, and up to half of large hospitals are ditching their old systems for new, interoperable platforms with population health capabilities.
HIPAA violations cost county $215K
Mar 10, 2014
In the first settlement of its kind, Skagit County, Washington will pay the Department of Health and Human Services $215,000 to make up for deficiencies in its HIPAA compliance program.
HHS's Office for Civil Rights launched an investigation of Skagit County after a breach report showed money receipts with electronic protected health information of seven people had been accessed after the PHI had been inadvertently moved to a publicly accessible server maintained by the county.
HIMSS and Delaware Partner to Assist Medical Practices Go Beyond Meaningful Use Stage 1Mar 10, 2014
On March 19, 2014, from 5:50 pm – 9:00 pm HIMSS is hosting an education regional event program for Medical Practices Going Beyond Meaningful Use Stage 1. The program is sponsored by several organizations in partnership with HIMSS; AOA, ANNP, … Continue reading
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