Posted on January 29th, 2011 No comments
Getting the balance just right between asking too much or too little of healthcare providers will be the key to the success of the government’s meaningful use initiative, says David Blumenthal, national coordinator of healthcare IT and chief architect of the three-stage program that ties implementation of electronic health records to millions of dollars in government incentives. Getting the balance just so is enough to keep him up at night, as the country moves from a largely paper-based healthcare system to one that is all digital, and eventually interoperable
Posted on October 1st, 2009 No comments
In an open letter e-mailed Thursday, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal discusses what the government means when it refers to the “meaningful use of electronic health records.” The term “meaningful use” has been the subject of much discussion since the federal government tied it into eligibility for incentive payments aimed at promoting the uptake of healthcare information technology.
Healthcare IT chief takes on meaning of ‘meaningful’
Posted on June 25th, 2009 No comments
Consumer groups are calling on the government to increase its oversight of so-called prepaid reloadable cards, as more people use them instead of traditional credit cards.
A Push to Regulate Prepaid Cards
The parent company of retailers T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s will pay $9.75 million in a settlement with multiple states related to a massive data theft that exposed tens of millions of payment card numbers
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TJX Closes Chapter in Data Breach Saga
The Eclipsys Corporation has announced a partnership with Medicity to create a health information exchange for its customers.
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Eclipsys, Medicity announce partnership to create HIE
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Adobe Releases Update for Shockwave Player
Facebook and LinkedIn Can Help – or Hinder – a Career, Depending on How You Use ThemFacebook, Linkedin, Twitter.com. These are just a few of the most popular social networking websites that are used extensively to find, meet and greet new people through a vast array of advanced web tools. Social networking sites allow individuals and organizations to build communities through online profiles, affinity groups and networks of contacts and supporters.
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5 Tips for Safer Social Networking
More Americans are concerned about the threat of identity theft, and even though many take precautions, it’s reassuring to know that the government is taking an interest in preventing such fraud.
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Alaska to Roll Out New Identity Theft Law