Articles about Electronic Health Records

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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Healthcare Data-Sharing System May Create Privacy Risks

In a world where data is currency, the healthcare sector presents a distinct exception. Strict privacy rules have long governed who has access to what information, with important legislation protecting personal medical records from outsiders – while promoting accessibility for individuals. What was designed to be accessible, however, has often been anything…

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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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Quandary Peak Expert Assists in Contract Dispute Case

Brad Ulrich, a computer scientist at Quandary Peak Research, was recently engaged to provide software analysis and consulting for Step-By-Step Academy, an Ohio-based company, in the matter of Step-By-Step Academy, Inc. v. Special Learning, Inc in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Ohio. Special Learning is a Chicago-based company. The…

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