By Jennifer Lubell West Virginia has received $6 million in federal stimulus funds to establish a regional health information technology extension center. The center has been designated as the statewide organization cheap cialis online to provide education, training and support services to help the state’s primary-care providers implement and meaningfully use health information technology for [...]
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Smart Card Alliance Calls For Two-Factor Authentication With Smart Cards to Overcome Medical Identity TheftApr 20th, 2010 | By ncitexperts | Category: health IT
PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ, April 20, 2010 – The Smart Card Alliance Healthcare Council released a new brief today on the rising threat of medical identity theft, calling for the use of two-factor authentication with smart card technology as the ideal way to protect patient identities and information. According to a recent Ponemon Institute study, nearly [...]
The Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) is a set of standards, services and policies that enable secure health information exchange over the Internet. The NHIN will provide a foundation for the exchange of health IT across diverse entities, within communities and across the country, helping to achieve the goals of the HITECH Act. This critical part of the national health IT agenda will enable health information to follow the consumer, be available for clinical decision making, and support appropriate use of healthcare information beyond direct patient care so as to improve population health.
The firm that has won a $26 million public relations contract from the Department of Health and Human Services for a campaign on healthcare information technology, and related privacy and security issues, stirred up controversy with some of its previous government PR efforts. New York-based Ketchum Inc., winner of the new contract, received its share [...]