ONC Announces Appointment of New Chief Privacy Officer

Lucia Savage has been tapped to replace Joy Pritts as the new chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the agency announced Tuesday.

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Telemedicine Set for a Boom; Barriers to Adoption Emerge

Telemedicine, defined by one study as video consultations with physicians, is poised to experience significant growth between now and 2018, according to a Parks Associates report. But Ease of use issues with telemedicine technologies will continue to be barriers to adoption for both patients and healthcare professionals, researchers warn.

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Challenges Plague Key Health IT Initiatives in 2014

Healthcare organizations that are unprepared for the coming wave of new regulations in 2014 could be in for a bumpy ride, according to a new report from Bloomberg/BNA.

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Gov. Officials: Meaningful Use Timeline Delay Not a Setback

Federal health IT officials announced last week that stage 2 of the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program will be extended through 2016, and stage 3 would also be pushed back. Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, deputy national coordinator for programs and policy at ONC, said she does not view the delay in meaningful use’s timeline as a setback.

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IG 101: Information Governance is Needed Now

This article is the second installment in a six-part web series, Information Governance 101, that explores the topic of information governance programs and seeks to define the terms associated with information governance.

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