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Use of data-sharing platforms for clinical trials limited

Use of platforms designed to provide access to individual patient data in order to increase transparency of clinical trial data has been limited, according to a research letter published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Kirk Nahra: HIPAA, data issues will keep providers on their toes

Looking ahead at the year to come in healthcare privacy and security, there will be many HIPAA and legislative issues providers should keep their eyes on, Kirk Nahra, a partner at Wiley Rein LLP, said during a talk at the 24th National HIPAA Summit in the District of Columbia this week.

Committee hearing addresses health data flow issues, info blocking

Health information still doesn't flow in all the ways it needs to, according to testimony Tuesday at a joint hearing before the U.S. House's subcommittee on Information Technology and subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules.

UPMC to fund six health tech innovation projects

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is set to fund six projects created under the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, which is committed to developing data-based innovations.

8 steps providers can take to be HIPAA audit ready

HIPAA audits are coming, and there are steps providers can take to make sure they are ready to go in the event they are "the lucky winners," Rebecca Williams, RN, partner and chair for the Health IT & HIPAA Practice group at Davis Wright Tremain LLP, said during the 24th National HIPAA Summit in the District of Columbia on Tuesday.

Providers must move beyond just compliance-driven security practices, hospital leaders say

Providers these days must look at how to go beyond just compliance-driven practices because compliance alone does not equal security, according to panelists speaking Tuesday at the annual HIPAA Summit in the District of Columbia.

Parents distrustful of online doc reviews

Online rating sites for doctors are growing, but parents are wary of such reviews, according to a report from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.

AHIMA petitions White House on national patient identifier

A petition asking the White House to recognize the need for a national patient identifier has been created by the American Health Information Management Association.

Strong tech, care management backbones for New York Medical Partners ACO

Building a strong infrastructure is the biggest challenge South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York, faces in forming a new accountable care organization in conjunction with about 200 physicians.

Task force creates framework to define skills, education for clinical informatics execs

Required education and skills for chief clinical informatics officer roles (CCIO) is necessary for "a dynamic, motivated workforce," according to a report from an American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) task force