Hospital IT Systems At Risk for Denial of Service Cyber Attacks

Despite the minimal impact of this particular attack, in which cybercriminals flood an organization’s servers with data—including data from Internet of Things-connected devices—healthcare security experts warned that many health IT systems are vulnerable to future threats.

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ONC Releases Guide for Negotiating EHR Contracts

While the adoption of EHRs in hospitals and physicians’ offices is becoming ubiquitous, complications such as hidden fees and disputes over securing protected health information within systems are as well.

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When and How Might a Court Limit Discovery Due to Cost of Producing Electronic Information?
Oct19

When and How Might a Court Limit Discovery Due to Cost of Producing Electronic Information?

The production of electronically stored information by healthcare providers in response to requests made by plaintiffs in actions brought in United States district courts is the focus of this month’s post.

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2016 Convention: Population-based, Data-driven Patient Care is an Art and Science
Oct19

2016 Convention: Population-based, Data-driven Patient Care is an Art and Science

Paula H. Infeld, MSN, RN, CPHIMS, vice president, managing director of health IT with Sage Growth Partners, provided an overview of the key milestones needed to operationalize population health management during her convention presentation on Monday.

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2016 Convention: New Coding, HIM Apprenticeships Offer Opportunity to Enter the Industry
Oct19

2016 Convention: New Coding, HIM Apprenticeships Offer Opportunity to Enter the Industry

The AHIMA Foundation is responding to the growing industry shortage of experienced coding and HIM professionals by unveiling an apprenticeship standard and initiative along with succinct guidelines certified by the US Department of Labor.

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