Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hospital Facebook Post Leads to ID Theft

An Arizona hospital is facing scrutiny after one of its employees posted a workplace photo on Facebook, inadvertently including the protected health information and Social Security number of a patient. The University of Arizona Medical Center South-Campus confirmed that an … Continue reading

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RECs : Advising Providers in All Phases of Electronic Health Record Implementation

The ONC’s Regional Extension Centers (RECs), located in every region of the country, serve as a support and resource center to assist providers in EHR implementation and HealthIT needs. As trusted advisors, RECs “bridge the technology gap” by helping providers … Continue reading

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Stage 2 Meaningful Use Guidelines: Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

On September 4, 2012, CMS published a final rule that specifies the Stage 2 criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to continue to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health … Continue reading

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White Space HIE Re-alignment Initiative

The WTxHITREC has been selected by HHSC (Health and Human Services Commission) to support a planning process that convenes interested stakeholders and healthcare leaders in the “White Space” to identify an HIE (Health Information Exchange) model for the White Space … Continue reading

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