The goal of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act is to improving health while adhering to the requirements specified in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act / HIPAA laws. Hurricane Sandy may exposure any deficiencies in complying with HIPAA laws and regulations. HIPAA laws have
Medicare E Prescribing Alert! To Avoid the CMS Medicare E-Prescribing Penalty in 2013, you must act by October 15, 2012 E prescribing is a way to increase patient safety and reduce medical errors. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that 100,000 Americans die each year from preventable medical errors in
Should Health Care Providers Get EHR Software in 2011? Electronic health record / EHR software is mandated by the HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act). The HITECH Act includes an EHR incentive program as well. To avoid forfeiting part of the HITECH Act incentive money,
Physician incentive programs are designed to reward physicians for behaviors that will promote patient safety and quality in healthcare. In the case against Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, quality of care and patient safety were issues as well. Conrad Murray was found guilty of the ultimate breach of the patient
If you’re a Medicaid or Medicare doctor or health care provider, you need to adopt and use electronic health record (EHR) software by 2014. This EHR mandate began with President George W. Bush. The Obama administration added stimulus money to assist with and offset the cost of electronic health record
for hospitals and physicians who know that medical errors can be costly! Do you remember where you were when you heard the news that Michael Jackson had died? Michael Joseph Jackson, who was referred to as the King of Pop, was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist.