The relationship between personal information, medial data, and Protected Health Information (PHI) has been a subject of some confusion. Our hope here is to shed some light on this complex relationship, and add clarity.
At last week’s HIMSS trade show, one of the clear messages that emerged is that SaaS-based (software-as-a-service) Electronic Health Records(EHRs) are stepping onto the main stage as the most likely way that smaller and solo practices will be able to adopt EHRs in a meaningful...Continue
With health care organizations collecting hundreds of billions of gigabytes of data per year and the Feds poised to assure widespread dissemination of EHRs at long last, PricewaterhouseCoopers has released a survey of industry executives in which 75% predict their organizations’ data will be their...Continue
We recently reviewed the question of putting medical data in the Internet “cloud” from the standpoint of safety (guarding against loss of data), and of security (guarding against theft of data). The discussion was a general overview of the issues involved in paper vs. local...Continue
“Computerized Physician Order Entry” (CPOE) has become a bit of a buzz-word in Heath IT circles, stemming from a focus on this in the emerging national Health IT policy. One of the areas of “meaningful use” described in the health IT Meaningful Use Matrix encourages...Continue