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.
Survey says: EHR incentive program is on track
According to the annual National Ambulatory Medical Care Surgery, numbers are on track for EHR adoption. Nearly 80% of office-based physicians now use an electronic health record system, and almost 70% of office-based physicians noted intent to participate in the EHR incentive program.
3 Trends are Reshaping Healthcare IT
Information Week reports on three current trends that are shaping healthcare IT today, including: gaming (as a means of improving patient fitness and cognitive health), telehealth, and health-specific social networks.
Health data security improves despite IT lagging behind other sectors
SearchHealthIT reports on how even though the technology in health IT can be lagging in some areas, data security -- which is driven by HIPAA compliance and business requirements -- is continually improving.
Insecure healthcare.gov allowed hacker to access 70,000 records in four minutes
Computerworld reports that David Kennedy, CEO of TrustedSec, has stated that the healthcare.gov website is insecure. Kennedy told Fox News that he was able to access 70,000 records within four minutes.