Articles about Health IT

Understanding Electronic Health Information Under the 21st Century Cures Act

The digitization of medical records should lead to streamlined access for patients, efficiency upgrades for providers, and economic opportunity for developers. To date, these benefits exist in theory, but not in practice—due to cybersecurity concerns and the costs associated with interconnecting disparate, siloed systems, medical data is often made inaccessible to broader…

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Practice Fusion Reaches Agreement with U.S. Department of Justice

Practice Fusion – a subsidiary of leading healthcare IT provider Allscripts – has reached a $145 million agreement with the United States Department of Justice. The settlement is due to resolve potential criminal and civil liability facing Allscripts, as a result of Practice Fusion violations that allegedly occurred – and were initially…

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Health IT Standards Gaining Traction

A primary goal of Health IT software is to improve the overall quality, safety, and effective delivery of healthcare. However, despite widespread implementation and use of health IT
software, these safety and quality benefits have not been fully realized, as software vendors and users must balance innovation with the ability to mitigate risk…

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