The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has named a third ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body. InfoGard Laboratories, Inc. out of San Luis Obispo, Calif. will join the Certification Commission for Hea cialis online pharmacy lth Information Technology (CCHIT) and the Drummond Group, Inc. in certifying EMR technologyto meet the criteria [...]
Aprima Medical Software Achieves Pre-Market CCHIT Certified(R) 2011 Ambulatory EHR Additionally Certified for Child Health StatusJun 29th, 2010 | By mdbillingexpert | Category: EHR Security
Aprima Medical Software, a leading developer of electronic health record (EHR), practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions for medical practices, today announced Aprima Version 2011 (Aprima 2011) has been inspected b generic cialis y the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) and is a pre-market CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR additionally [...]
The promise of a National Health Information Network (NHIN) is an exciting thought. Finally – Dr. Smith will be able to send John Doe's health record to Dr. Jones across town. Best of all, the NHIN, through its integration with state HIE's and RHIO's, should allow Dr. Jones to receive Mr. Doe's health record in [...]
Over the next four years, the amount of personal medical information online will increase exponentially, opening up new avenues for hackers to expose personal data that, unlike financial information, can result in a permanent violation of privacy.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has set a deadline of 2015 for healthcare facilities to being using electronic health records (EHRs), thereby ushering in the digitalization of all patient information. As patient data is aggregated on health networks, it becomes a bigger target for those who want to steal it and exploit it on the Internet, experts say.
While our representatives in Congress hash out healthcare reform, the executive branch of the government is already moving forward with aggressive new regulations aimed at ensuring the security of electronic medical health records and healthcare information systems. Whatever changes Washington imposes upon the healthcare industry, existing laws like the HITECH Act, a recently strengthened HIPAA, [...]
Two key Son of HIPAA rules mandated by the HITECH Act are now effective. Both the FTC and HHS have finalized their security breach notification requirements and have assured the regulated community that they have six months to get their collective houses in order. Please take the time to peruse both the HHS Son of [...]
(1) BREACH.– (A) IN GENERAL.–The term breach means the unauthorized acquisition, access, use, or disclosure of protected health information which compromises the security or privacy of such information, except where an unauthorized person to whom such information is disclosed would not reasonably have been able to retain such information. (B) EXCEPTIONS.–The term breach does not [...]
HHS issued regulations requiring health care providers, health plans, and other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to notify individuals when their health information is breached. These “breach notification” regulations implement provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, passed as part of American Recovery [...]