De-identified patient data is health information from a medical record that has been stripped of all “direct identifiers”—that is, all information that can be used to identify the patient from whose medical record the health information was derived. According to the Health Insurance Portability and...Continue
Today’s Five Question Friday interview is with Anand Popuri, a medical student at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology. He shares his perspective on EHR use, and Practice Fusion in particular.
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