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February 5, 2013
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  • CMS to test HIPAA operating rules, transactions
    The CMS wants to identify issues tied to the revised HIPAA operating rules and transactions prior to enforcement. To that end, the agency has contracted with Emdeon to test the usability, business usage, interoperability and functionality of draft standards for various health care transactions, as well as new rules that might be considered for implementation. Health Data Management (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Strategy & Leadership 
 
  • Expert offers 5 strategies for succeeding with BYOD programs
    Bring-your-own-device programs that allow employees to use personal mobile devices at work can help save time and costs, but implementing them in health care poses stability and security questions. Brent Lang of Vocera offers five ways to succeed in the effort, including creating a BYOD strategy, acknowledging the costs and developing independent workflows. Healthcare IT News (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 6 Lessons Learned About Hospital Smartphone Integration
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  • 6 trends that will shape the health IT landscape this year
    Six key trends are expected to affect health groups this year, including: the expedited growth of value-based purchasing and accountable care organizations; more mergers and acquisitions; greater emphasis on data; increased sales of revenue cycle systems; enhanced focus on ICD-10; and a shortage of skilled health IT workers. These trends will be driven by EHR meaningful use and other factors. Healthcare Informatics online (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Management & Operation 
 
  • Study of EHRs proves efficient in antidepressant arrhythmia risk study
    Massachusetts General Hospital researchers used EHR data in a study that supported FDA warnings regarding risk of arrhythmia in patients using the antidepressant citalopram. Pulling data from EHRs was more efficient than working with patient charts, researchers said, saving time while safeguarding patient privacy. "We only extract the data we need and never see anything that would allow us to identify an individual patient," said Dr. Roy Perlis, co-author of the study. Government Health IT online (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Data-driven effort helps Fla. provider improve care for seniors
    HHS Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak called Florida-based primary care practice ChenMed an example of how outcomes can be improved through data-driven health care after he observed operations there. ChenMed has implemented a performance-based care model to improve treatment of seniors with complicated medical conditions. The practice uses IT platforms, such as clinical decision support tools and drug use monitoring systems, to oversee patient flow and guide management decision-making in real time. Healthcare IT News (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory & Legislative 
  • HIT panel accepts member applications for new ACO unit
    The ONC's HIT Policy Committee is looking for participants to join its new Accountable Care Workgroup. The team will be asked to come up with ideas for programs and policies to boost the use and effectiveness of health IT so it can help health care organizations meet the goals of accountable care. Those interested in applying can do so until Feb. 15. Government Health IT online (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FTC reiterates value of informed consent in privacy protection
    The Federal Trade Commission has released a report restating its support for informed consent as an important tool to ensure the privacy of people who use mobile applications and platforms. The report urges providers and developers to offer users just-in-time disclosures before enabling mobile tools to access data, such as geographical location or health-related queries, to avoid compromising sensitive information. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CHIME News 
  • Registration is open for the 2013 CHIME/HIMSS CIO Forum
    Join colleagues and thought leaders for an intensive day of education, collaboration and networking on Sunday, March 3, at the New Orleans Riverside Hilton Hotel. The opening reception will be held Saturday, March 2, at 6 p.m. Get more information on the CHIME/HIMSS CIO Forum, including registration and hotel information. Only CHIME members are eligible to attend. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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