American Centers for Medical and Medicaid Services or what is popularly abbreviated as CMS, has rightly targeted the inter-connectivity amongst the health-care practitioners using certified Electronic Health Records (EHR) and the proposed objectives of stage 2 of meaningful use. Stage 2 of the Electronic Health Record comes with a few major changes and lets’ take a closer look at what these changes are and how it will affect the all new and structured EHR.[Read more…] about What’s new in stage 2 of Meaningful Use
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide a financial incentive for the “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology to achieve health and efficiency goals. By putting into action and meaningfully using an EHR system, providers will reap benefits beyond financial incentives–such as reduction in errors, availability of records and data, reminders and alerts, clinical decision support, and e-prescribing/refill automation.[Read more…] about HIPAA Security & Meaningful Use Checklist – Free Download
The IT structure of healthcare industry has changed drastically over time. Better pay formation, health record database and patient information has enabled employees and others to have greater access to required information. However, with such ease comes the question of privacy threat, potential risk and even vulnerabilities. To avoid this, HIPAA security assessment has laid down certain procedures which are mandatory for health care facilities. This helps in minimizing risks that may crop up by accessing information over the network.[Read more…] about Who needs a HIPAA security Assessment?
The reason why you should use HIPAA security assessment is that it is very helpful in securing patient database. HIPAA compliance is beneficial for healthcare organizations because it safeguards confidential information of patient, secures data, diminishes expenditure of organization and above all, HIPAA compliance helps in promoting the use of electronic media. The HIPAA compliance software is available in the market. The basic advantages of the HIPAA compliance software are as follows:[Read more…] about The Advantages of Implementing HIPAA Security Assessment Software
HIPAA Security compliance is of vital importance in order to prove that you are concerned with data security. HIPAA standards have been introduced to protect digital and computerized patient information. Doing HIPAA compliance assessment involves several steps.[Read more…] about Getting it right – HIPAA Security Compliance and IT