Officials at Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd in Rome, Ga., on Feb. 15 began alerting patients about a data breach involving a stolen laptop.
Improving the quality and safety of patient care has always been a primary concern for imaging professionals, and they often are on the lookout for technical innovations and other solutions that can help them reach that goal. In this special report, you'll hear about the efforts of radiologists and other doctors at the University of Pennsylvania, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of California, San Diego. Read more...
After the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released its final rule detailing which benefits insurers must provide in 2014, industry stakeholders had varying reactions.
Although the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services believes its proposed rule regarding contraceptive coverage for religious employers will be cost neutral for insurers, some industry executives and analysts aren't so sure.
Despite being one of the most ardent critics of the reform law, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday that he would green light the expansion of the state's Medicaid program.
Those of us who use, develop, sell, write about and otherwise deal with electronic health records live in an arcane world. We know what the terms Meaningful Use, ICD-10, iEHR and protected health information mean. We debate details that the general populace, for the most part, is not familiar with. I'm not sure if this is a good thing.
The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association issued a statement this week in support of the recently released Bipartisan Policy Center report on patient safety, noting that patient safety is a "shared responsibility of all stakeholders."
The government has begun to investigate documentation issues related to electronic health records amid concerns that it's not paying enough attention to improper billing, according to a recent article by the Center for Public Integrity.
The new requirement in the HIPAA omnibus rule requiring providers to keep a patient's treatment from his health plan may be the new rule's "trickiest" provision for electronic health record users, according to a recent HealthcareInfoSecurity article.
It's now official that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services will be operating health insurance exchanges in 26 states.