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Can HIPAA Laws and HITECH Act Meaningful Use Be Helped By Hurricane Sandy?

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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

E Prescribing: Will You Avoid Medicare E Prescribing Penalty Payment Adjustments?

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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?

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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,

Can Physician Incentive Programs Save You From A Conrad Murray Verdict – Guilty?

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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

Regional Extension Centers: Why The HITECH Act Provided Funding For RECs?

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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