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[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

Privacy »

[4 Apr 2010 | 12 Comments | 9,246 views]

Finding your critical information online is not that hard. All you have to do is visit public records sites, and you may find some important information about yourself. If you own a property, for example, the address, the mortgage company, parcel number, the purchase price, the amount of debt for the purchase, and the taxes owed and paid on your property are all stored at the county clerk’s office… Continue reading

Privacy »

[31 Oct 2009 | 8 Comments | 10,084 views]

The Department of Health and Human Services has published an interim final rule to conform the enforcement regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to the HITECH Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act which was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The HITECH Act privacy and security provisions became effective on Feb. 18… 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 | 44,659 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