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Obama Signs Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption Bill Into Law

  President Barack Obama¬†signed into law¬†Monday a bill that allows for more flexibility when applying for a hardship exemption under Meaningful Use.


53% of Consumers Can’t Access Electronic Health Data

  In a survey by HealthMine, it was noted that 53% of consumers say they can’t access all of their electronic health data from a computer. The survey was conducted on 502 U.S. consumers; data were collected via an opt-in panel.¬


Telehealth Services : Only 15 % of Family Doctors Reported Using

  In a study conducted by Robert Graham Center for studies in Family medicine and primary care, it was found that only 15 percent of family doctors use telehealth services.


Two-Thirds of Healthcare Organizations Scared of Data Sharing

  In a survey by Privacy Analytics, on the State of Data Sharing for Healthcare Analytics, it was found that data sharing and protecting privacy questioning data integrity in the environment of data sharing.


Providers press for delay, flexibility in EHR rule

  The federal government’s $31.7 billion electronic health-record ( EHR ) incentive payment program needs to be refocused on promoting interoperability of electronic health-record systems, improving their usability and enhancing outcomes instead of measuring processes, according to comments on the feds’ latest round of program rules.


Cost of Wearing Wearable Devices: Hacking!

  Only a few months back did the FBI issue a warning on the healthcare providers to guard against hacking and ¬†cyber-attacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc., said Chinese hackers had broken into its computer network and stolen the personal information of 4.5 million patients.

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