Monthly Archives: May 2014 – Certified EHR Proposed Rule

A Synapsii FYI…
Earlier this week, CMS and ONC published a new proposed rule that would extend Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs by one year and allow Stage 3 to begin in 2017. The proposed rule also would allow providers to use 2011 Edition Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) or a combination of 2011 and 2014 Edition CEHRT for the EHR reporting period in 2014 . The proposed rule includes a chart that identifies the CEHRT and stage options that would be available to providers who are not able to fully implement 2014 CEHRT systems in 2014.

By |May 27th, 2014|Categories: EHR Meaningful Use||0 Comments

Defining Total Patient Engagement

“Research clearly demonstrates that when patients are effectively engaged in their care, both clinical and financial outcomes can improve.  Learning how to motivate patients to become an active participant in their care takes a great deal of time, energy, and experience. However, when it’s done right, it’s an investment well worth making and will play a key role in the transformation of healthcare.

Patient engagement can improve operational efficiencies, increase patient compliance, and raise satisfaction scores. It is essential to have a solution that can effectively engage patients across the full continuum of care.”

From an Emmi Solutions white paper – “The 8 Elements of Total Patient Engagement”

By |May 20th, 2014|Categories: Engagement||0 Comments

Manage Risk And Take Hold Of The Future

Consider following this conference to learn more about HIPAA from a 20 year veteran.

Keynote: Manage Risk And Take Hold Of The Future
General Session

9:00 – 9:45 AM, Monday, June 16th

Jim Doggett
Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer & Chief Technology Risk Officer
Kaiser Permanente

What’s that reverberation you hear? It’s the pace of change echoing throughout the healthcare industry thanks to non-stop advances in technology. That pace is dramatically changing our risk landscape, and healthcare privacy and security initiatives must evolve constantly to address new and growing threats.

In his keynote presentation, James Doggett, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Risk Officer for Kaiser Permanente, will discuss the state of the health IT industry, how to protect your organization’s technology assets and data and […]

By |May 11th, 2014|Categories: Data Privacy||0 Comments

Email providers get serious about security

From an article by Harry McCracken –
Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency’s monitoring of the web landed like a bomb in Silicon Valley, raising major questions about privacy for the three biggest free email services: Google’s Gmail, Microsoft’s (the successor to Hotmail) and Yahoo Mail. In response, the tech titans pledged to ramp up their use of encryption to shield their services from unauthorized access–by governments or anybody else.
It’s not hard to see why: encryption dramatically increases email security. Even if an interloper manages to get hold of one of your messages, it’s nothing but gibberish without the proper decryption key. That’s why Google announced on March 20 that it is now encrypting 100% of messages […]

By |May 6th, 2014|Categories: Data Privacy||0 Comments