HHS Opens Cybersecurity and Communications Office

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is under the gun to protect itself from cybersecurity threats, which have threatened the healthcare records of millions of people in the last several years. In response to this ongoing problem, HHS is opening the Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

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Psychologist Allegedly Disclosed Patients’ Mental Health PHI in Lawsuit Filings

A New Jersey clinical psychologist could lose his professional license due to multiple lawsuits and accusations that his practice inappropriately revealed patients’ mental health diagnoses in legal proceedings.

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Researchers Discuss Three Problems, Solutions for Patient Matching

Implementing sound health IT practices can help reduce patient matching errors, but getting a good program off the ground requires buy-in from healthcare executives and stakeholders throughout an organization, according to presenters at an ECRI Institute and the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety webinar on Thursday.

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AHIMA Urges Congress to Maintain Health IT Initiatives Funding in 21st Century Cures Act
Apr19

AHIMA Urges Congress to Maintain Health IT Initiatives Funding in 21st Century Cures Act

AHIMA has sent a letter urging Congress to continue to fund critical health IT initiatives that were advanced last year with the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.

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Proposed Legislation Expands Medicare Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

A bipartisan group of Senators are trying to advance legislation that would better fund telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions.

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