Patient Portal Puts a Spotlight on Secure Messaging

For healthcare professionals participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services electronic health record (EHR) incentive program, you’ll soon need to demonstrate compliance with the Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements in order to continue receiving incentive payments. Stage 2 requires expanded use of patient portals, as well as implementation of secure messaging, allowing patients to exchange […]

Power Your Patient Portal with the Latest Advances in Data Science

With U.S. agencies mandating that healthcare providers engage their consumers through patient portals, data science may be the secret weapon for physicians and health care organizations to not only comply with that mandate, but provide a level of service that bonds them to patients under their care. Combined with electronic health records (EHR), patient portals […]

3 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2013

With this post we provide insights into three key healthcare trends to watch: 1.  Impending Meaningful Use Stage 2 Deadline The federal government introduced requirements for “meaningful use” attestation in the use of electronic health care records. Rules are rolled out in stages, with the next rollout being stage 2. The deadline for Meaningful Use […]

Electronic Health Records Infographic

Electronic Health Records Infographic The The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology created this health records infographic to help bring understanding to this issue of electronic health records. More from their site: How do electronic health records (EHRs) connect you and your doctor? In the past, medical data was only stored on […]

CIA invests in mobile security, GhostShell hacks Pentagon, NASA and Interpol and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. CIA invests in mobile security company to keep transactions under wraps – In-Q-Tel made a strategic investment and technology development agreement with Tyfone to “bring mobile security in cloud and NFC transactions to the U.S. government.” Agencies, such as the CIA, that are traditionally non-mobile and […]

Why Every Person Should Want Electronic Health Records.

Although healthcare providers are making progress in adopting health IT, Americans surprisingly seem less than enthusiastic about the change. According to a study of 2,147 adults conducted by Harris Interactive in May 2012, only 26% of Americans want their medical records to be digital. The financial benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) should be reason […]