Electronic Health Reporter https://electronichealthreporter.com Electronic Health Technology Views and News Sun, 17 Feb 2019 22:48:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://electronichealthreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Electronic Health Reporter https://electronichealthreporter.com 32 32 Attorney Matthew Fisher Discusses Proposed HHS Interoperability Rule https://electronichealthreporter.com/attorney-matthew-fisher-discusses-proposed-hhs-interoperability-rule/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/attorney-matthew-fisher-discusses-proposed-hhs-interoperability-rule/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 22:44:22 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=16924 This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Matthew Fisher, attorney at Mirick O’Connell, a Massachusetts-based law firm, spoke to Electronic Health Reporter during HIMSS19, following the release of a new proposed rule by HHS. The proposed rule outlines potential sanctions and penalties placed upon healthcare organizations and physicians that keep information from patients, known as information blocking. In her explanation of the […]

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VR Re-invents Empathy, Hospitalization and Vision Loss Treatment https://electronichealthreporter.com/vr-re-invents-empathy-hospitalization-and-vision-loss-treatment/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/vr-re-invents-empathy-hospitalization-and-vision-loss-treatment/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:52:32 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=16914 This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

By Tatyana Shavel, technology analyst, Iflexion. The essential purpose of virtual reality or VR is to shut down the real world and immerse a person into a different environment, be it a fantasy or just a place far away. While it is mostly used in entertainment, this technology gets wide adoption across other industries, including construction, […]

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Ethics of AI In Healthcare: Developing the Right Framework for Innovative Clinical Delivery https://electronichealthreporter.com/ethics-of-ai-in-healthcare-developing-the-right-framework-for-innovative-clinical-delivery/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/ethics-of-ai-in-healthcare-developing-the-right-framework-for-innovative-clinical-delivery/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:58:47 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=16880 This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

It’s an understatement to say that AI and machine learning were among the forefront of conversation drivers recently at HIMSS19 in Orlando. One session actually diving into the ethics of AI while leaders from Microsoft, the American Medical Association and the Cleveland Clinic spoke of the need for organizations to develop the right framework for […]

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma at HIMSS19: “The Data Belongs To The Patient” https://electronichealthreporter.com/cms-administrator-seema-verma-at-himss19-the-data-belongs-to-the-patient/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/cms-administrator-seema-verma-at-himss19-the-data-belongs-to-the-patient/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 15:18:06 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=16843 This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

On Feb. 12, 2019, CMS Administrator Seema Verma held a session with some members of the healthcare media (this reporter attended the session) at HIMSS19 in Orlando in which she previewed her keynote remarks at the conference. During the briefing, and later during the actual keynote, Verma provided insight into the recently released Interoperability Proposed […]

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A Prescription for Better Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies In 2019 https://electronichealthreporter.com/a-prescription-for-better-healthcare-cybersecurity-strategies-in-2019/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/a-prescription-for-better-healthcare-cybersecurity-strategies-in-2019/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:47:49 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=16807 This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

By Brian Wells, chief technology officer, Merlin International. I hope healthcare organizations delivered lots of TUMS and Advil to their beleaguered cybersecurity teams as a holiday bonus in 2018 – and maybe even a masseuse! With an overload of alerts, attacks and system compromises, it’s safe to say that working in a security operations center […]

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Key Takeaways From CMS/ONC Officials Regarding New Interoperability Proposed Rule https://electronichealthreporter.com/key-takeaways-from-cms-officials-regarding-new-interoperability-proposed-rule/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/key-takeaways-from-cms-officials-regarding-new-interoperability-proposed-rule/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:49:19 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=16769 This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Following the release of its proposed new rules designed to improve the interoperability of electronic health information, members of leadership from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a call to provide additional detail about the proposed rule, and to answer questions from the media. The following includes the key takeaways from the […]

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HHS Proposes New Rules to Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information https://electronichealthreporter.com/hhs-proposes-new-rules-to-improve-the-interoperability-of-electronic-health-information/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/hhs-proposes-new-rules-to-improve-the-interoperability-of-electronic-health-information/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:51:33 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=16763 This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today proposed new rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information. The rules, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), would increase choice and competition […]

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Don’t Let Shadow IT Jeopardize HIPAA Compliance https://electronichealthreporter.com/dont-let-shadow-it-jeopardize-hipaa-compliance/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/dont-let-shadow-it-jeopardize-hipaa-compliance/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 16:35:43 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=16745 This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

By Brad Spannbauer, senior director of product management, eFax Corporate. When it comes to cybersecurity, healthcare organizations are up against a constantly shifting threat landscape. New technologies and techniques, employed by increasingly advanced criminals, require organizations to be proactive in their defense efforts, or they risk being outsmarted by those who seek to expose them. […]

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What Is Your HIPAA Data Backup Plan? https://electronichealthreporter.com/what-is-your-hipaa-data-backup-plan/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/what-is-your-hipaa-data-backup-plan/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:27:58 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=16712 This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

By Marty Puranik, co-founder and CEO, Atlantic.Net. The data backup plan was established as a mandatory stage of HIPAA compliance to create, implement and maintain a set of rules and procedures for healthcare organizations to follow when managing the backup and restore requirements of electronic protected health information (ePHI). A data backup plan is part of the […]

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Looking At the Facts: Overcoming Benzodiazepine Addiction https://electronichealthreporter.com/looking-at-the-facts-overcoming-benzodiazepine-addiction/ https://electronichealthreporter.com/looking-at-the-facts-overcoming-benzodiazepine-addiction/#respond Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:13:13 +0000 https://electronichealthreporter.com/?p=16700 This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Anyone can become addicted to benzodiazepines, or benzos, and like any addiction, it can be a difficult thing to overcome but it is possible. Knowing the fine line between dependence and addiction can help you determine the next best steps to take. Like Xanax, Benzos are prescribed by doctors to treat patients with anxiety and […]

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