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December 11, 2012
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  • More providers seek outside help for revenue cycle management
    A KLAS report finds that more health care groups are enlisting the help of third-party companies to assist with revenue cycle management. This trend is driven in part by efforts to comply with federal meaningful use mandates, reduce costs and prepare for the ICD-10 transition, the report notes. HealthSystemCIO.com (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Strategy & Leadership 
 
  • 5 strategies to safeguard patient privacy and prevent breaches
    A recent Ponemon Institute study finds that in the past two years, 94% of surveyed health groups experienced one or more data breaches, with 45% reporting more than five incidents. This article outlines five steps to safeguard patient privacy and health data, starting with integrating pre-breach and post-breach processes into day-to-day operations. Government Health IT online (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Spotlight  
 
Healthcare revolves around data and reporting, so building a connected community is a no-brainer.
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  Management & Operation 
 
  • Hacking-related data breach at N.C. hospital affects 6,300
    Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph in Charlotte, N.C., has informed about 6,300 patients about a data breach after a provider's e-mail account was found to have been hacked. The compromised information included Social Security numbers contained in five e-mails, patients' names, dates of birth, and medical record and account numbers. Health Data Management (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ky. university exchanges EHR data with state cancer registry
    Researchers at the University of Kentucky have successfully linked with the Kentucky Cancer Registry to report cancer cases via EHRs. The initiative is expected to boost state cancer control efforts by speeding up the analysis of trends in cancer statistics. "This project is laying the groundwork for electronic reporting, not only in Kentucky but across the United States," said Eric Durbin, cancer informatics director at the Kentucky Cancer Registry. Healthcare Informatics online (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
A Guide to Healthcare IT Disaster Recovery
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  Regulatory & Legislative 
  • HIT panel accepts comments on stage 3 MU security measures
    Public comment is being sought by the HIT Standards Committee on security and privacy criteria for the third stage of EHR meaningful use. Dixie Baker, head of the committee's privacy and security workgroup, also warned providers about three risks associated with the use of integrated EHR modules, such as a single module's failure to offer the security needed to comply with HIPAA. Health Data Management (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CMS issues $868M in EHR incentive payments for November
    The CMS estimates that EHR incentive payments to eligible doctors and hospitals last month reached $868 million. "The incentive payments were almost $1 billion more in November. We are on track for the end of December to hit the $10 billion mark for EHR incentives," said Robert Anthony, a specialist in CMS' Office of eHealth Standards and Services. Healthcare IT News (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CHIME News 
  • CHIME introduces membership pricing for Critical Access Hospital CIOs
    There is nothing small about the IT needs of a small hospital. To better support CIOs and other senior healthcare IT leaders at small and rural hospitals, CHIME is now offering full membership to the highest-ranking IT executive employed at Critical Access Hospitals (or facilities with less than $34.5 million in annual revenue) at the reduced rate of $99 per year. Join CHIME online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--Baltasar Gracián,
Spanish writer


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