electronic digital wallets

Why should hackers have easier access to EHRs than patients?

Hackers Have Easier Access to EHRs Than Patients

Eric Topol and Kathryn Haun put up the case for holding medical data in personal clouds or electronic digital wallets, helping patients and getting rid of centralized targets for cyber crooks.
In a recent New York Times opinion piece Eric Topol, MD and Kathryn Haun,

Medicare's chronic-care management

Medicare’s chronic-care management fee: How some are making it work

Since January 2016, the CMS has taken care of the monthly costs for chronic-care management of patients not performed during a personal patient visit. The CMS disclosed that around 35 million Medicare beneficiaries meet the criteria to be given this billable care-management assistance. But the agency has only seen reimbursement requests for just around 100,000.

MIPS Track, What’s the MACRA Quality Payment Program?

MACRA: MIPs Track

MIPs, is one of the MACRA tracks, during this webinar recording, we will take you into a deep dive into the composite score and four performance categories that make up the Merit-Based Incentive System which include: Quality, Clinical Improvement Activities, Cost, and Advancing Care Information.
We will go over how they relate to Meaningful Use and PQRS,

Coders Claim ICD-10 Victory

Crying, Teeth Grinding, Anxiety, Pulling Your Hair Out – all is unwarranted! While it is too early to claim a complete victory, coders seem to have overcome the challenges of ICD-10 coding. Continuing education will be key in coders increasing productivity and keeping up with further changes, the first of which is set to hit on October 1,

IBM Watson Health Aids Tiatros with Patient Information

Watson is the first commercially available cognitive computing which analyzes high volumes of data, understands complex questions posed in natural language, and proposes evidence-based answers. Watson continuously learns, gaining in value and knowledge over time, from previous interactions. In April 2015, IBM Watson Health and the Watson Health Cloud platform was launched. The new unit aims to improve the ability of doctors,

Lincare to Pay $240,000 HIPAA Fine

Respiratory care provider, Lincare, was ordered to pay a $239,800 fine by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  “While OCR prefers to resolve issues through voluntary compliance, this case shows that we will take the steps necessary, including litigation, to obtain adequate remedies for violations of the HIPAA Rules,”

ONC Releases 2016 Interoperability Standards

Interoperability refers to systems that allow providers to share data among different practitioners, insurers, billing/scheduling systems and health information exchanges improving quality of patient care, improving efficiency of reporting and data filing, and making life saving information more readily available.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently released its 80-page 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory.

Meaningful Use Down for the Count

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) they have been working with physician and consumer communities and have listened to their needs and concerns – and this has led to the demise of Meaningful Use.

This came on the heels of American Medical Association (AMA) President Steven J.

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