A group of 15 organizations--including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the American Health Information management Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and America's Health Insurance Plans--is urging congressional leaders to ensure that no future delays to ICD-10 implementation take place.
Mobile devices and apps increasingly are being used in healthcare settings, and with that comes greater risk to the security of patient information. To that end, hospitals and healthcare organizations are implementing a variety of systems and safe guards to ward off hackers and ensure the privacy of patient data.
"My team is constantly looking at 'what are the new threats?' and 'what's going on out there?'" Cris Ewell, chief information security officer at Seattle Children's Hospital, recently told FierceMobileHealthcare.
For this special report, Ewell and two other health IT leaders--Joseph Kvedar, director of the Partners HealthCare Center For Connected Health in Boston, and Rick Follett, CIO at Good Samaritan Health System in Lebanon, Pennsylvania--spoke with FierceMobileHealthcare about their mHealth security efforts. Full Report
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT certainly appears to be an agency in disarray.
After all, not only will ONC be without its top two officials by the end of next month--with National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo named acting assistant secretary for health at HHS last week and Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider announcing he will head back to New York in November--the agency also has lost four other top officials. Since July, it has seen Joy Pritts, Lygeia Ricciardi, Judy Murphy and Doug Fridsma depart.
Justifiably, the provider community is worried about the repercussions. Read more...
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