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Information and the means of communicating that data in a cost-effective, secure, user-friendly and legally compliant manner is critical in any industry. Targeted healthcare-related IT, information technology specifically designated to improve patient care and advance quality and efficiency...
Patients' "Meaningful Use" of Electronic Health Information Proposed as Core Measure for Provider Incentive Payments from Feds
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published proposed rules setting forth the “Stage 2” criteria that eligible providers (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs) (referred to herein collectively as “providers”) would...
On Friday the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario released the paper Embedding Privacy into the Design of EHRs to Enable Multiple Functionalities – Win/Win authored by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Dr. Ann Cavoukian and Richard C. Alvarez,...
By Elizabeth Litten The widely publicized pre-Christmas breach of confidential data held by Stratfor Global Intelligence Service (“Stratfor”), a company specializing in data security, reminded me that very little (if any) electronic information is truly secure. If Stratfor’s...
The widely publicized pre-Christmas breach of confidential data held by Stratfor Global Intelligence Service (“Stratfor”), a company specializing in data security, reminded me that very little (if any) electronic information is truly secure. If Stratfor’s data can be hacked...