CMS Considering Blue Button 2.0 Mandate for Medicare Advantage

CMS is encouraging health insurers to use data release platforms for enrollees that either “meet or exceed the capabilities of CMS’s Blue Button 2.0,” according to an announcement from the agency.

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Breaching a Hospital Network Takes Only Five Hours, Hackers Say

Hackers claim they can breach a healthcare organization in less than five hours, according to the 2018 Black Report survey from software company Nuix.

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Cyberattack Contingency Plans are Critical, OCR Says

“Contingency plans are critical to protecting the availability, integrity, and security of data during unexpected adverse events,” OCR states in their March 2018 newsletter.

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Report Calls for More Modern Health IT Approach from ONC

A work group of more than 40 health IT experts representing clinicians, patients, hospitals, and technology companies brought together by the Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now released a report that calls for revamping industry policy—including an overhaul of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) health IT certification program to focus on consumer protections.

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The Doctor Will Call You Now
Mar01

The Doctor Will Call You Now

Telehealth technology is evolving, transforming how we deliver and receive care in a multitude of facilities along the way—from schools to rural providers to prisons. What does the future of telehealth hold, and what does that mean for HIM?

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