Health IT Groups Anxiously Await Information-Blocking Regulations

One of the key hurdles to interoperability is information blocking—both defining it on a federal level and proposing solutions so the private sector can do its own part in addressing technology through innovation. Now, the private sector has grown frustrated by government delays in meeting the goals of the 21st Century Cures Act’s deadlines.

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Government Launches Cybersecurity Training Program for Federal Workers

The federal government is looking to promote from within in an effort to address ongoing cybersecurity threats across government agencies and the workforce shortage hindering current efforts.

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Temporary Newborn Name Compliance: A Focus on Patient Safety
Dec27

Temporary Newborn Name Compliance: A Focus on Patient Safety

Assigning newborns temporary names at birth is a common practice for hospitals. As a result, a large volume of patients with similar identifiers could potentially result in duplicate records and increase the risk for sentinel events (e.g. circumcision performed on wrong patient).

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Speak Up and Stand Out for Information Governance
Dec26

Speak Up and Stand Out for Information Governance

Always remember, IG is about information and HIM professionals are the healthcare “information experts.”

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Court Ruling: Defendant’s “Staggering Degree” of Failure to Preserve ESI Means Sanctions
Dec19

Court Ruling: Defendant’s “Staggering Degree” of Failure to Preserve ESI Means Sanctions

When the defendant in a recent court case had to admit “it bollixed its litigation hold… to a staggering degree” regarding electronically stored information, the judge determined that there was “little question” that sanctions were warranted, as “such irresponsibility with regard to discovery cannot be countenanced.”

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