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Patient Engagement

ONC Releases: Patient Engagement Playbook and Patients Rights Videos

The growing need of Hospitals to engage better with patients has prompted Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to release a Patient Engagement Playbook for providers as well as a series of Videos to help patients know their rights with respect to access of their health information.


ICD 10: Leveraging an Asset

The USA is lagging behind, when it comes to ICD 10 and its time this delay ends. Even after five years of National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics recommendation to initiate the regulatory process for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS adoption, the healthcare industry is still waiting for any definitive action from the secretary, Health and Human Services. We need a healthcare system for eth future and delaying ICD 10 will only disrupt the process. The […]


Social media and Healthcare

  The internet today has changed the world how the internet of things is making a presence in every aspect of our life from our houses, our vehicles, insurance and primarily our health. Internet is changing the way we look at things, the way we connect with people and the way we are aware of so much information.

privacy policy absent for many mHealth apps

Privacy Policies ‘Absent’ For Many mHealth Apps

  Apps designed for health and wellness often have privacy policies that are absent, opaque, or irrelevant. mHealth is growing in popularity to the point that half of consumers want apps and wearables to monitor every aspect of their lives. But while apps can be helpful, are their creators looking out for your best interests?


Health IT Provisions Altered in CMS Final Rules

  On Thursday, CMS issued a final rule for its Medicare Shared Savings Program that includes some changes to health IT provisions outlined in a proposed rule.


Health IT , Cyber security added to Schedule 70

  IT Schedule 70 is the largest, most widely used acquisition vehicle in the federal government. After the release of a special item number (SIN) for cloud products and services on IT Schedule 70, the General Services Administration is now looking to create two more SINs for targeted technologies, namely health IT and cybersecurity.

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