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  • Contributing Writer · October 20, 2011

    HIPAA and HIE – part 2: Point-to-Point Connections

    This is the second in a 4-part series on the HIPAA implications of Health Information Exchange (HIE). In the first installment, we reviewed the Community Chart Sharing approach. In this installment, we will review the point-to-point connection approach; in the 3rd installment we will review...


  • Contributing Writer · October 18, 2011

    HIPAA and HIE – part 1: Community-Based Chart Sharing

    This is the first in a 4-part series on the HIPAA implications of Health Information Exchange (HIE). We will present a framework for understanding the different kinds of HIE in the first 3 of the series: (1) the community chart-sharing approach; (2) the point-to-point connection...


  • Contributing Writer · October 7, 2011

    Meet Practice Fusion Connect Speaker Daniel Kraft

    A little over a month from now, over 1,000 Practice Fusion users, health IT industry leaders and EMR evangelists will make their way down to the Bay Area to join us for the 2nd Annual Practice Fusion Connect conference! We’ve got a great line-up full...


  • Contributing Writer · October 4, 2011

    Patient Consent in the Era of HIEs

    The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT is trying to develop a more adequate method of documenting patient consent, when it comes to sharing and forwarding health information from one party to another, in the age of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs). The...


  • Contributing Writer · September 6, 2011

    HIPAA Breaches: Small-scale snooping is most common

    Privacy and security of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are pivotal to widespread acceptance and adoption of these technologies. The federal government as well as many other sources are encouraging the uptake of EHRs, yet concern over the security of such records remains an issue for...