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[17 Feb 2011 | 6 Comments | 10,229 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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[4 Apr 2010 | 12 Comments | 9,229 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

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[6 Dec 2009 | 15 Comments | 10,558 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

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[31 Oct 2009 | 8 Comments | 10,016 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

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[23 Jan 2009 | 59 Comments | 46,440 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