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Looking ahead to ONC committee work April 23, 2013 | Anthony Brino
Here's a look at what the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will be working on over the next six months.
Marrying the BYOD phenomenon to HIPAA compliance April 19, 2013 | Lindy Benton
Ultimately, the security and privacy requirements of HIPAA that are applied to "traditional" transmission methods of medical documents and images need to be applied to the mobile space.
The prevalence of technology, mobile specifically, in the modern disaster setting proves to be a blessing indeed. Thus, it’s important for physicians and patients to keep in mind usage tips of how to handle and preserve such devices in the wake of disaster, natural or man-made.
Information relevant to the medical treatment of victims will be added to the top of this blog post as it becomes available.
What's wrong with ICD-10? April 16, 2013 | Carl Natale
Abandoning ICD-10 implementation in the hope of a more perfect code set is like not leaving the house because you're waiting for a unicorn to give you a ride.
The government is loosening up regulations that prohibit hospitals from giving other practices medical record software that might then be used to refer patients back to the hospital.
Collaborators April 12, 2013 | Rob Lamberts, MD
My patients want me to succeed because that success will mean better care for them. So I've asked them to get involved in a "brain trust" that will help build my health records system.
Even the idea of sitting and staring at colleagues silently for the better half of an hour — as the Rush crew did — feels counterproductive, if not a bit kooky. But with physician and healthcare staff burnouts rising evermore, any communal gathering, even one without words, could mean the diffusion of stress and the retention of personnel.
Patients respond favorably to open records April 09, 2013 | Jeff Rowe
A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research explored the reactions of patients who had full access to records resulting from recent doctors' visits.
Physicians will be a key part of making the ICD-10 transition successful. This post focuses on helping doctors become more comfortable with the new code sets.

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