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July 29, 2014

Dell Delivers Five Best Practices for Maximizing Mobility while Maintaining Compliance with Data Security and Privacy Regulations

Dell recommends that companies carefully align their bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program with data security and privacy regulations to avoid any pitfalls concerning compliance. While BYOD initiatives can be great for employees, they often pose a potential nightmare for employers as failure to comply with regulations can result in companies suffering financial penalties, litigation and damage to their reputation. For example, to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) … [Read more...]

AHIMA Partners with Information Governance Initiative

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) to raise awareness of need for information governance (IG) in the healthcare community. AHIMA is the first healthcare organization to partner with the IGI – a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank dedicated to advancing the adoption of IG practices and technologies – and will work with IGI leaders to advocate for IG as a vital … [Read more...]

NueMD Unveils Major Update to Its Medical Billing and EHR Software

NueMD has announced the release of NueMD 4.0, a major update to its flagship product for small practices and billing companies. The update, which boasts a completely revamped look and feel, focuses on simplifying complicated business processes to help providers streamline workflows and increase reimbursements. "We're focused on improving the efficiency of reimbursement, and it's from that perspective that we look at electronic health records," said Massoud Alibakhsh, CEO of NueMD. "We believe … [Read more...]

Enlocked Introduces Next Generation Encrypted Email Service

Enlocked™, Inc. has announced its next generation secure email encryption solution that brings military-grade email security to small businesses and independent professionals, without any of the complexities of traditional encryption technologies. Users have become increasingly aware of the threat to their privacy, a result of mounting disclosures of data breaches and government monitoring. Despite that, email encryption has remained a cumbersome method to prevent the interception of secure … [Read more...]

Navigating Cancer Achieves ONC 2014 Edition Certification for Meaningful Use

Navigating Cancer, the leading provider of oncology-specific patient portals, today announced that its Patient Engagement Portal version 5.1 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification. This certification confirms that Navigating Cancer's solution is capable of supporting Eligible Providers with meeting Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "Our mission is to empower cancer survivors and … [Read more...]

EHR Implementation Remains Top Concern Among Physicians, Practices

As more physicians and medical practices work toward meaningful use of an EHR, getting the technology seamlessly integrated into daily work flow continues to be a main concern. For the second straight year, EHR adoption and implementation issues were ranked as the most pressing information technology problem by respondents of the Physicians Practice 2014 Technology Survey, sponsored by Kareo. Seventeen percent of the 1,442 respondents to this year's survey said getting an EHR onboard and … [Read more...]

drchrono is Now Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certified; Voted #1 Mobile EHR in Black Book Rankings 2014

drchrono has announced it has officially been certified for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2. The company enhanced the EHR platform with new features as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Program, i.e. Meaningful Use. InfoGard Laboratories completed the platform certification review. Some of the new features within the platform which meets the Stage 2 requirements are: 1. Additional health education, giving additional information on drugs, allergies and lab … [Read more...]

Amazing Charts Scores 82 on EHR System Usability Scale

The Amazing Charts 7.0 EHR achieved an overall score of 82 on the System Usability Scale Questionnaire, which was verified by Drummond Group. The score not only places Amazing Charts in the top ten percent of all scores, it also outpaces major competitors such as Allscripts (65), Greenway PRIME suite (81.5), and Practice Fusion (69). Test reports for Amazing Charts and other EHRs can be found at … [Read more...]

Allscripts Sunrise Platform Continues Expansion

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) Sunrise hospital clients continue to expand their Allscripts Sunrise EHR footprint, building on the power of the Allscripts platform and demonstrating how enhanced, integrated Allscripts Sunrise solutions are helping clients steward the value-based care transformation. Allscripts clients are expanding or upgrading with Allscripts Sunrise solutions such as Allscripts Sunrise Ambulatory Care, Allscripts Sunrise Emergency Care and Allscripts Sunrise Surgical Care. There … [Read more...]

Benefits and Concerns Related to U.S. Healthcare Information Technology Investment Are Explored in New Issue Brief from Health Fidelity

A new issue brief titled, "Will Health IT Investment Deliver its Promised Benefits?" is now available from Health Fidelity, a healthcare big data analytics company. The brief examines how the U.S. healthcare information technology investment is fairing in areas such as technology adoption and improvements in the healthcare system. Industry experts and policymakers have long agreed that meeting national healthcare goals would require use of massive amounts of healthcare data to improve care, … [Read more...]