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HIPAA turns 20: A look back at its impact

In August 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — more commonly known as HIPAA — was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton. Twenty years later, with Clinton's wife possibly on the verge of a presidency of her own, HIPAA still...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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MIT professor John Guttag said that growing sets of aggregated data, federal rules mandating access to information, and existing tools make machine learning a reality today. Here's what health care organizations need to know about the emerging technology.

source: Healthcare IT News

There are already 10 civil money penalties issued this year to health care providers or their business associates, with more expected to come by the year’s end. This demonstrates that the number fines imposed by the Department of Health and Human Services is on the...

source: HealthData Management

According to a recent HIMSS study, more than half of all U.S. hospitals have been the victims of cyber crimes. Department of Homeland Security and Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre, along with private companies like Intel and Symantec, are all warning that the incidence...

source: HealthData Management

Experts have long warned drug-resistant superbugs are a grave threat at both a national and global level, but a Reuters investigation reveals insufficient reporting requirements within the healthcare industry exacerbates the problem. While...

source: FierceHealthcare

John Meigs Jr., MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Centreville, Alabama, and president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians, will get a new electronic health record system sometime next year. It will be his fifth EHR. He’s getting a new system at his...

source: ModernMedicine

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