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Patient Portal Security is a Trick Issue

Patient Portal Security is a Trick Issue

The following is a guest blog post from HealthcareScene.com, Health IT Blog Network, by John Lynn, guest contributor and 4Medapproved Partner. Guest author Anne Zieger, veteran healthcare consultant and analyst with 20 years of industry experience. Contact her at @ziegerhealth on Twitter or visit her site at Zieger Healthcare. Much of the discussion around securing health data on computers revolves around enterprise networks, particularly internal devices. But it doesn’t hurt to look elsewhere in assessing your overall vulnerabilities. And unfortunately, that includes gaps that can be exposed by patients, whose security practices you can’t […]

April 27, 2016 | By More
Latest Provider Updates from CMS

Latest Provider Updates from CMS

CMS Weekly Check-up The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the Federal agency under the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. The CMS EHR Incentive programs are currently open programs for eligible professionals and hospitals to receive incentive payment for participation. Checking in on CMS will be a regular weekly post to keep up with communication coming from CMS on information about these and other related programs. Reforms to Medicare regulations identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively […]

April 26, 2016 | By More
2015 EHR Certification – Just the Basics

2015 EHR Certification – Just the Basics

The following is a guest blog post from hitechanswers.net, a community hub site dedicated to educating healthcare providers and other stakeholders on the HITECH Act, the CMS EHR Incentive Program, Meaningful Use and other Federal Health IT initiatives.  By Jim Tate, EMR AdvocateMeaningful Use Audit Expert Twitter: @JimTate, eMail: Inquiry@meaningfuluseaudits.com. Recently I participated in a web presentation entitled: “Final Rule for Stage 3 MU Requirements and Modifying Stage 2”. Wave three is hitting the Meaningful Use (MU) shore. A foundational requirement in the CMS EHR Incentive program has been the use of Certified […]

April 20, 2016 | By More
Breach Affecting 2.2M Patients Highlights New Health Data Threats

Breach Affecting 2.2M Patients Highlights New Health Data Threats

The following is a guest blog post from HealthcareScene.com, Health IT Blog Network, by John Lynn, guest contributor and 4Medapproved Partner. Guest author Anne Zieger, veteran healthcare consultant and analyst with 20 years of industry experience. Contact her at @ziegerhealth on Twitter or visit her site at Zieger Healthcare. A Fort Myers, FL-based cancer care organization is paying a massive price for a health data breach that exposed personal information on 2.2 million patients late last year. This incident is also shedding light on the growing vulnerability of non-hospital healthcare data, as […]

April 12, 2016 | By More
Final HIPAA Awareness

Final HIPAA Awareness

The following is a guest blog post from hitechanswers.net, a community hub site dedicated to educating healthcare providers and other stakeholders on the HITECH Act, the CMS EHR Incentive Program, Meaningful Use and other Federal Health IT initiatives. Matthew Fisher is the chair of the Health Law Group at Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, in Worcester, MA. Matt advises his clients in all aspects of healthcare regulatory compliance, including HIPAA, the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. This article was originally published on Mirick O’Connell’s Health Law Blog and is republished here […]

April 4, 2016 | By More
The Easiest Form of Healthcare Information Blocking – Charge For It

The Easiest Form of Healthcare Information Blocking – Charge For It

The following is a guest blog post from HealthcareScene.com, Health IT Blog Network, by John Lynn, guest contributor and 4Medapproved Partner. I’ve watched the discussion around information blocking in healthcare with a lot of interest. I’ve seen many people (including the government) talk about how information blocking is a major issue in healthcare and that we need to do something to solve the problem of information blocking. I’ve read other organizations who have searched for information blocking and say they can’t find it and that people are overstating the issue of information blocking. […]

March 28, 2016 | By More
Practical mHealth HIPAA Advice: At Long Last

Practical mHealth HIPAA Advice: At Long Last

The following is a guest blog post from hitechanswers.net, a community hub site dedicated to educating healthcare providers and other stakeholders on the HITECH Act, the CMS EHR Incentive Program, Meaningful Use and other Federal Health IT initiatives. Matthew Fisher is the chair of the Health Law Group at Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, in Worcester, MA. Matt advises his clients in all aspects of healthcare regulatory compliance, including HIPAA, the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. This article was originally published on Mirick O’Connell’s Health Law Blog and is republished here […]

March 21, 2016 | By More
e-MD’s Acquires McKesson’s Portfolio of Ambulatory EHR Software

e-MD’s Acquires McKesson’s Portfolio of Ambulatory EHR Software

The following is a guest blog post from HealthcareScene.com, Health IT Blog Network, by John Lynn, guest contributor and 4Medapproved Partner. This post will likely be a little bit of inside baseball for many, but I think it’s a really important subject to cover since it’s going to impact so many practices and so many doctors. The news just came out that e-MDs was acquiring the suite of ambulatory EHR software owned by McKesson. For those keeping track at home, these are 6 of the assets acquired from McKesson: McKesson Practice Choice™, Medisoft®, […]

March 14, 2016 | By More
Cyber-awareness: New Education from OCR

Cyber-awareness: New Education from OCR

The following is a guest blog post from hitechanswers.net, a community hub site dedicated to educating healthcare providers and other stakeholders on the HITECH Act, the CMS EHR Incentive Program, Meaningful Use and other Federal Health IT initiatives. Matthew Fisher is the chair of the Health Law Group at Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, in Worcester, MA. Matt advises his clients in all aspects of healthcare regulatory compliance, including HIPAA, the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. This article was originally published on Mirick O’Connell’s Health Law Blog and is republished here […]

March 7, 2016 | By More