The U.S. Department of Defense will look to the commercial market for an electronic health record system instead of developing one based on the Department of Veterans Affairs' VistA system.
One of the overarching themes of this year's annual health information data security conference, "Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security"--jointly hosted this week by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights--was the issue of patient trust.
In fact, the conference, which I attended in Washington, D.C., kicked off with trust right in the welcoming remarks, with NIST deputy chief for computer security Matthew Scholl stating that patients need an "inherent trust" in their providers and a "trust expectation" that providers need to maintain as they move to advanced technology.
Patients, however, have good reason to be skeptical about their information remaining secure. Read more...
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A majority of hospital CIOs recently polled by healthsystemCIO.com called the Meaningful Use program flawed and agreed with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' proposal earlier this month to extend Stage 2 by one year.
Industry stakeholders continue to weigh in with their opinions about whether the Meaningful Use program should be "rebooted," with the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association in strong disagreement with GOP senators that the program needs to be overhauled.
The adoption of electronic health record systems has increased "dramatically," more than doubling since 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' latest figures, released May 22
Physician perceptions of uncertainty--and the role of information technology in managing that uncertainty--heavily factor into their use electronic health record systems, according to research published online this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Providers opting to use cloud-based electronic health record systems must scrutinize their vendors more now that the HIPAA omnibus rule makes clear that such vendors can be punished as business associates, according to James Koenig, privacy practice co-leader for PwC, who spoke at the sixth annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Rule Conference May 21 in Washington, D.C.
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