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[23 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | 5,127 views]

Healthcare organizations are increasingly seeking HIPAA training for their employees. These are business entities handling patient health information (or medical data) in some capacity. Businesses have realized that following HIPAA benchmarks for sharing, saving, indexing or recording patient data is no longer an option. HIPAA guidelines are enacted via the federal government and endorsed across all states. Not following these benchmarks for protecting/securing patient data can lead to serious penalties—both… Continue reading

EMR Software, Medical Records »

[18 Sep 2011 | 6 Comments | 6,157 views]

The working group members of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee have sent across a recommendation in the form of a 12-draft, seeking an extra one year for introducing Stage 2 meaningful use deadline criteria changes. Please note that federal healthcare incentives are already being distributed as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009, i.e. among those who have been able to establish ‘meaningful use’ of electronic… Continue reading

Medical Records »

[17 Feb 2011 | 6 Comments | 10,242 views]

The proposed H.R. 408 Spending Reduction Act of 2011 was recently introduced and SEC. 301. of the same proposes a rather dismal scenario for healthcare providers and related, business entities who yet haven’t upgraded themselves to the HIPPA-compliant EMR format of storing/sharing Patient Healthcare Information. This Act proposes withdrawal of unspent EMR stimulus funds. This means that all unobligated balances of EHR stimulus money introduced as a part of division… Continue reading

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[6 Dec 2009 | 15 Comments | 10,621 views]

ARRA 2009 was passed on February 17, 2009 as the part of Economic Stimulus Package. President Obama’s Health-care Information System Plan is dedicated to the cause of catalyzing the adoption of progressive health in formation technologies. ARRA is providing incentives for this purpose. Taking this cause into consideration, a scheme has been put forward for the healthcare providers under Medicare and Medicaid programs. This is only for the providers… Continue reading

Medical Records »

[23 Jan 2009 | 59 Comments | 46,499 views]

The benefits of a fully computerized health record system in President Elect Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan
President-elect Barack Obama recently spoke at George Mason University on the economy and his plans for it. One of his main promises was that he would take steps to computerize paper health records within a period of five years. This according to Obama would eliminate red tape while… Continue reading

Document Management, Medical Records »

[17 Jan 2009 | 62 Comments | 44,658 views]

Technology promises many important advances in the way the medical industry maintains health records. By introducing new technology and electronic medical records, health-care professionals can prevent medical mistakes, and provide more cost effective record management. Technology improves efficiency and productivity while leading to better health care value. The health care industry has long been at the forefront of technological innovation and this is particularly evidenced by the growth in electronic… Continue reading