Post Tagged with: "physicians"

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance: Should You Care?

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April 15, 2014

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The HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule became effective just over one year ago. The compliance date was just over six months ago. Within about another six months (plus or minus), Federal regulators – at the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Health and Human Services – will begin a new round of HIPAA compliance audits.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

HIPAA compliance audits coming; bits of detail emerge. Get ready now!

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February 26, 2014

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Once those questionnaires hit the street, the full force of OCR will not be far behind. In light of the latest multimillion dollar HIPAA penalty — this one levied by the Puerto Rican government against an organization that might actually be around long enough to cough up the big bucks, as opposed to Cignet (and there’s no telling what OCR might do in addition to that) — let’s just say it behooves all covered entities and busienss associates out there that have not yet put their house in order from a HIPAA/HITECH compliance perspective to do so now.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

SGR Fix – Can This Really Be Happening?

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February 13, 2014

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The Sustainable Growth Rate mechanism creating a zero-sum game for Medicare Part B reimbursement rates (dropping rates as volume picks up) has long been unsustainable, and so Congress has been messing around with short-term SGR fix legislation for years now.

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Adrian Gropper, contributor, The Health Care Blog

It’s Doctors versus Hospitals Over Meaningful Use

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December 13, 2013

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The Massachusetts Medical Society may be the first to notice that Meaningful Use EHR mandates favor large providers and technology vendors. Control over the Nationwide Health Information Network sets the stage for how physicians refer, receive decision support, report quality, and interact with patients.

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Health 2.0 Silicon Valley: A Chat with WorldOne & Sermo CEO Peter Kirk

Health 2.0 Silicon Valley: A Chat with WorldOne & Sermo CEO Peter Kirk

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November 3, 2013

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Innovation/innovative companies, IT, Social Media, Technology in healthcare:

Dr Pat Salber (@docweighsin) chats with Peter Kirk, CEO of WorldOne and Sermo a go-to US centric though aspiring global physician community .

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Kevin R. Campbell, M.D., F.A.C.C.

TDWI’s Dr. Kevin Campbell on Obamacare’s impact on doctors

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November 2, 2013

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Vital Springs Technologies CEO Dr. Sreedhar Potarazu, Heritage Foundation’s Chris Jacobs and Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell on the impact of the health care law.

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Doctors are the biggest driver of health care costs

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October 31, 2013

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PROVIDERS:

Physicians have the responsibility to protect patients from financial harm and be good stewards of health care resources.

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Health Care Innovation: Primary Care is the New Black

Health Care Innovation: Primary Care is the New Black

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October 28, 2013

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Often, when we think about innovation, we immediately think of hi-tech devices, software or platforms. In the midst of this year’s Joslin Diabetes Center’sDiabetes Innovation conference, even acknowledging that many people with diabetes are joined at the hip (literally) to some pretty hi-tech tools, it was worth slowing down for a moment to consider the value and efficacy of decidedly low-tech solutions.

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Death By A Thousand Cuts – Physicians’ Surprising Response To My Wife’s Lung Cancer Recurrence

Death By A Thousand Cuts – Physicians’ Surprising Response To My Wife’s Lung Cancer Recurrence

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October 21, 2013

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Patient experience, PROVIDERS:

None of my wife’s physicians ever said she was dying but knowing something about how physicians “communicate” I could tell that’s what they were thinking.

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Do You Really Believe That 41% Of Consumers Would Switch Physicians To Get Online Access To Their EMR?

Do You Really Believe That 41% Of Consumers Would Switch Physicians To Get Online Access To Their EMR?

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September 30, 2013

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Patient experience, Technology in healthcare:

By Stephen Wilkins, MPH First Posted at Mind the Gap on 9/25/2013 If yes then I have a bridge to sell you… I love survey… Read More ›

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