Transitioning to Meaningful Use Stage 2

By Mike Jenkins, PMP, MBA On February 17, 2009, the “Stimulus bill” earmarked $19 Billion for the “Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health” (HITECH) Act.  HITECH encourages physicians to migrate to electronic health records (EHR) and to show “Meaningful Use”.  Eligible Providers (EPs) attested with 90-days data before 10/3/2012 could earn up...

Communication: Let Me Count the Ways

by Donna Weinstock  When we think of “Communication” we think of words and about saying something to another person. The truth is verbiage is really just a small part of communication. Communication can be tone of voice, inflections and body language. It is so easy to misinterpret a person’s meaning when the communication is not expressed properly. What we say is as important as...

HIPAA and Business Associates

by Brian Tuttle IMPORTANT CHANGES for 2013!! D-Day is September 23, 2013 Oh dear sweet lord can’t we just practice medicine…    It’s me again, Brian Tuttle your old HIPAA compliance buddy with more alarming news.  The new changes in the HIPAA laws for 2013 have a dramatic effect (and could prove costly) not just for Covered Entities but Business Associates, and those who...