The so-called "mega" privacy rule is not enforceable until September, but hospital and health system executives should begin reviewing current policies now to identify changes necessary for compliance, observers say. >>>
A wiki-based project for sharing and standardizing order sets may open the door to sharing protocols, documentation, policies, and procedures among healthcare providers. >>>
Nearly all of the six Level One grants are going to states that have decided to partner with the federal government to run their health insurance exchanges. All five states awarded Level Two grants are setting up state-based exchanges. >>>
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives summed up the feelings of many physicians and hospital leaders when it asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to "reconsider the speed and scale for achieving Stage 3 meaningful use objectives by 2016." >>>
How could people be duped into believing in the existence of a fake person or a fake hospital? These are cautionary tales about how credulous we all can be when contemplating the huge changes that must be made by healthcare leaders and organizations. >>>
The nation's first for-profit Catholic health system is adding to its large footprint in New England. Other health systems that have announced plans to expand are Sinai Health System and the Mayo Clinic Care Network. >>>
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