ARTICLES BY MEGAN WILLIAMS
Seton Health Breached Through Email Phishing Scam
Seton Healthcare Family has announced on its website that it was the victim of an email phishing attack, and that the attack has impacted its patients.
What The Departure Of ONC’s DeSalvo Would Means For Health IT
Karen DeSalvo, M.D. has been nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of the next assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), leaving the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) without a leader, but potentially with a powerful advocate in a high profile position.
HIT.gov Provides Guide For Business Associates, Including VARs And MSPs
HealthIT.gov has released a Guide To Privacy And Security Of Electronic Health Information. Here are the points that apply most to solutions providers who quality as business associates.
Healthcare IT Vendors Respond To Reports Of “Information Blocking”
HIT vendors were called out last month by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) for obstructive practices — which seems to have contributed to a response.
Medical Visualization Software Builds 2D Images Into 3D “Holograms”
Medicine is (thankfully) moving away from a time when incisions had to be made every time a physician needed to take a look at what was going on inside a patient.
Study Reveals Consumer Support Of (But Wariness Around) Health Data Sharing
Healthcare delivery systems centered on technology and information sharing (ACO’s, learning health systems, HIEs, etc.) have given rise to an entirely new suite of questions when it comes to data and patient comfort. The Journal Of The American Medical Informatics Association recently released results of a study focused on examining “consumer views on privacy, security, and consent in electronic data sharing for healthcare and research together.”
Lessons From The Partners HealthCare Breach For Your IT Clients
A November breach of more than 3,000 patients’ information has left Partners HealthCare criticized and the latest star in the drama of healthcare data breaches.
Senate Hearing On EHRs And ICD-10 Reveals Skepticism
The success of EHRs through Meaningful Use, and ICD-10 efforts came into question in a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on April 23.
How Will The New Cybersecurity Data Sharing Bill Impact Healthcare IT?
A new cybersecurity bill could be soon impacting healthcare IT (HIT). H.R. 1560, also known as The Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA) recently passed 307 to 116 in a bipartisan vote.
Telehealth Reimbursement Gets New Focus Via The Senate
If the issue of reimbursement for telehealth solutions has been a hurdle for your healthcare IT clients, be aware that the situation is steadily changing.