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    Blumenthal on New Meaningful Use Requirements: ‘We added some choice’

    The confusion over “meaningful use” has finally come to an end after the Department of Health and Human Services released yesterday the conclusive set of requirements for healthcare providers to follow in order to receive federal funding for the implementation of electronic health services. The revisions demand far less from providers wanting to apply for […] More

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    Certification for Electronic Health Record Technology Moves Closer

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced the final rule to establish a temporary certification program for electronic health record (EHR) technology, which was first proposed in early March. The temporary certification program establishes a guideline that organizations will have to follow in order to be authorized by the National Coordinator […] More

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    Blumenthal Talks Health IT Security

    National health information technology coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal gave an interview with Information Week Healthcare to discuss, among other topics, the importance of keeping data safe from cyber threats. “The HITECH act enacted a whole series of provisions to tighten the privacy and security laws under HIPAA,” said Blumenthal. “The Office of Civil Rights has […] More

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    Panel to Establish Standards for Healthcare Electronic Enrollment Data

    A panel is slated to determine standards for the electronic exchange of eligibility and enrollment data among state and federal social services next month, according to Government Health IT. The panel will be headed by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Sam Karp, vice president of programs for the California HealthCare Foundation when the […] More

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