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ONC Chief DeSalvo Charts New Course

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Karen DeSalvo, MD, the national coordinator for health information technology, has proposed that ONC become “more forward-thinking.” At an April 8 Health Information Policy Committee, which she chairs, she urged the panel to consider what needs to change. DeSalvo suggested … Continue reading

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Recent HIPAA Settlements Points To Unencrypted Laptop Thefts

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Concentra Health Services, Addison, Texas, a subsidiary of Humana and a provider of occupational medicine and other health services, has agreed to pay the Office for Civil Rights more than $1.7 million in a federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability … Continue reading

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CMS Reports EHR Adpotion Drop In March

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

The early adopters and even the late followers appear to have already joined the federal EHR incentive payment program and the holdouts or those not successfully participating are shaping up to be a significant number of providers, the latest CMS … Continue reading

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House Of Representatives Votes To Delay ICD-10

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In a surprise move, the House of Representatives approved an SGR fix bill that includes a delay to mandatory ICD-10 implementation until Oct, 2015. But not before a public display of political maneuvering that left many wondering if the bill … Continue reading

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CMS Feels Pressure Over ICD-10 Delay

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A new law that delays national implementation of the next-generation medical coding system known as ICD-10 has focused intense attention on the CMS to provide clarity for how hospitals, doctors and insurance companies should move forward.Without any debate on the … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

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Environmental Intelligence LLC is pleased to release its March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter.  Please send your feedback or suggestions to contactus@goeillc.com. Click Here to view: March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter Want to automatically receive our monthly newsletter?  Click on this link to … Continue reading

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Proposed House Bill Would Delay ICD-10 Implemention To 2015

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The implementation date of the nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes would be delayed by at least a year under a House Ways and Means Committee bill aimed at providing the annual fix to the … Continue reading

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ONC Chief Moving To Make Public Health A Priority

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Dr. Karen DeSalvo is not the first head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with a public health background. But she’s sounding as though she may be the first to make public health an ONC … Continue reading

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ONC Chief DeSalvo Perspectives On Patient ID’s and HIE’s

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Health information exchange on a national level is attainable within the next three years, but matching patients to all the right records is a critical data security, privacy and patient safety concern that must first be addressed, says Karen DeSalvo, … Continue reading

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ONC Proposing Voluntary EHR Certification For 2015

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At the same time that a huge coalition of health organization asks for more flexibility in the current phase of the EHR incentive program, federal health IT regulators are proposing a new, voluntary certification for 2015 that they think could … Continue reading

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