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HIPAA Compliant Data Protection in the Cloud

HIPAA Compliant Data Protection in the Cloud

HIPAA compliance is a crucial prerequisite for any company remotely dealing with any healthcare information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was signed into law under the Clinton Administration in order to ensure the privacy and security of medical information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule dictates the usage of Protected Health Information …continue reading

Telemedicine and EHR Integration with Wearable Technology

Telemedicine and EHR Integration with Wearable Technology

People have fallen in love with fitness and showing off their progress with a seemingly endless variety of wearable products. These devices have a wide assortment of functionality, from measuring heart rate, to monitoring how many calories they have burned, to counting the number of steps taken – they can even detect abnormalities in sleep patterns. They have …continue reading

EHR Interoperability Efforts Stand Firm

EHR Interoperability Efforts Stand Firm

The efficiency of healthcare requires widespread and effective communication among all facets. This includes primary care physicians, specialists (such as allergists, endocrinologists, gynecologists, etc.), laboratories (in case of testing), pharmacies (in order to prescribe medication), and hospitals. Each of these areas requires extensive information about a patient in order for them to properly and successfully …continue reading

e-Prescription Market Growing Rapidly

e-Prescription Market Growing Rapidly

E-prescribing systems allow healthcare professionals to submit and receive prescriptions electronically either through standalone e-prescribing software or modules integrated with electronic health record software. E-prescriptions help reduce medication errors and improve quality and efficiency of patient care by: Actively promoting appropriate drug usage Providing information to providers and dispensers about formulary-based drug coverage Speeding up the …continue reading

Telemedicine Webinar and Revenue Boost for 2017

Good Morning!This week’s PrognoCIS newsletter brings you articles to kickstart the new year: tips on medical billing and revenue cycle management a recap of health IT in 2016 and projections for 2017 our latest webinar on adding telemedicine to your practice Happy reading, The PrognoCIS Team What’s Trending in EHR? Health Information Technology Projection for …continue reading

PQRS Penalty Relief, Cures Act, & Big Data in Healthcare

  Happy Holidays! This week’s newsletter brings you our latest CEO Corner on applying big data in healthcare, a CMS update on PQRS penalty relief for ICD-10, and information on the impact of the 21st Century Cures Act on telehealth. Happy reading,The PrognoCIS Team CEO Corner   Can Big Data Revolutionize Healthcare? Big data’s applications …continue reading

Can Big Data Revolutionize Healthcare?

Can Big Data Revolutionize Healthcare?

If you were to ask five people their definition of Big Data, you would get five different answers. Tons of information is received and stored in a patient record, and electronic health records (EHRs) are the repositories for all this information. How we apply Big Data in meaningful ways is the next step in healthcare. …continue reading