Healthcare

HIPAA Risk Analysis and Your Critical Starting Point

Risk

The HIPAA Risk Analysis is so important that it is the first item defined in the HIPAA Security Rule, a requirement since 2005. It forms the basis of your HIPAA compliance program, and should be updated annually or more often if something significant changes within your IT environment. The HIPAA Risk Analysis is the roadmap you must follow to secure electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) to ensure that you do not breach its confidentiality, integrity, or availability.

Best Practices in Recruitment for HIT

In researching best practices for recruiting and retaining top-qualified HIT candidates, Oregon Health Network turned to the Learning Based Apprentice Program at OCHIN (www.ochin.org). OCHIN, based in Portland, Oregon, is an organization that helps providers and practices across the country select, install, and effectively use health IT.

Beyond involvement in these types of trainings, here are the bigger picture best practices they gleaned from an apprenticeship program:

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How Digital Technology Can Personalize Health Care

How Digital Technology Can Personalize Health Care (iPhone image)

Digital technology has transformed virtually all aspects of how we live, and now it's ready to revolutionize health care. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Dr. Eric Topal makes a convincing argument that the digital revolution will deconstruct how health care is delivered. For example, hand-held digital devices will provide precise diagnostic information virtually anywhere and transmit it instantaneously wherever needed. Smart phones and e-tablets will give individuals access to applications allowing them to understand and manage their health or disease.

HIMSS13 - March 3-7 2013

It’s the right time And it’s what you’ve been working toward. Health IT issues, technology, mandates and delivery of care have come together. It’s the right place. HIMSS13 provides you with what you need to impact the future: a week of dynamic programs, speakers and solutions. HIMSS13 is your conference—your forum for connecting with your community and strengthening your commitment to the unsurpassed quality of patient care. It’s on.

http://www.himssconference.org/index.aspx

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NIST Guide to the Processes Approach for Improving the Usability of Electronic Health Records

This document provides NIST guidance for those developing electronic health record (EHR) applications who need to know more about processes of user centered design (UCD).

http://www.nist.gov/itl/hit/upload/Guide_Final_Publication_Version.pdf

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