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Hitech Act

A Health Care Resolution for 2014: Let's Retire the Fax Machine

Sachin H. Jain, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sachin H. Jain, M.D.

In 2009, President Obama and the Congress signed into law the HITECH Act as part of the federal Recovery Act. HITECH provides up to $44 billion in fe...

Health Industry Scrambling to Comply With Revised HIPAA Privacy and Disclosure Rules

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

When these changes are implemented by HHS, Americans will be able to the right to get a report from their medical providers or insurance companies detailing who has electronically accessed their protected health information.

Include Addiction and Mental Health Providers in Health IT

Chuck Ingoglia | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Chuck Ingoglia

The average age of death in the public mental health system for patients with serious mental illnesses is 52. Much of this tragically short lifespan is due to the inadequate management of co-occurring health conditions.

Electronic Health Records Dramatically Increase Corporate Risk

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Kerschberg

Effectively controlling the impact of demands over electronic health records is no longer a luxury. Rather, it is a business imperative that is no less than critical.