Print Version – Click here to return to the normal view New England Journa buy viagra l of Medicine Health Care Reform Center From the Publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., and Marilyn Tavenner, R.N., M.H.A. The widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) in the United States is [...]
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Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) was awarded a $19.5 million grant to aid providers with the adoption, implementation, and meaningful use of Electronic Health Record systems. The funding is also intended to help build Georgia’s Health Information Technology workforce. The U.S. Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 established a [...]
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 [...]
Physician Services Company Announces Meaningful Use Service for Doctors DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ — WorkSmart MD, a Florida based physician services company, announces the launch of Offsite Practice Support and Meaningful Use consulting services for doctors. The company's services facilitate cost effective and easy transition from paper-based medical records to electronic. On February [...]
Within the past month four renowned institutions — Mayo Clinic of Medicine, Harvard University, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — were awarded research grants totaling $60 million through the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) program. The SHARP Program funds research focused on achieving breakthrough [...]
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.
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.