Best of Health IT News: Week of 09/11/14

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss.

How Hospital CIOs Learn From Data, Security Breaches

FierceHealth IT reports on how seeing major security breaches in the news can often lead hospitals to enact changes at their own facilities. The article cites Beth Israel Daconess Medical Center in Boston and Boston's Children Hospital, which both proactively made moves to improve security in the wake of cyberattacks and breaches on other hospitals. 

ATA Finds Some States Falling Short on Telemedicine Policies 

iHealthBeat posted a story on how the American Telemedicine Association just released two state policy reports on telemedicine. The report analyzed performance by state in areas such as coverage and reimbursement standards, physician practice standards, and licensure regulations for telemedicine.

ONC Rule Aims to Offer More Flexibility on EHR Certification 

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has issued a new final rule on the 2014 certification criteria for electronic health records. The final rule contains revisions to the 2014 edition release "that provide flexibility, clarity, and enhance health information exchange." 

Karen DeSalvo: Everyone Can Weigh in on Path to Interoperability 

FierceHealthIT reports that National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo recently had a conversation with Sam Ho, M.D., executive director at United Healthcare and chairman of eHealth Initiative's Board of Directors. In the conversation, she noted that the ONC plans to release an updated health IT strategic plan this year, and that the organization is looking for feedback from everyone. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:14:00 PM Categories: industry news

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