Business
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Leon Rodriguez, Director, HHS OCR, discusses HIPAA / HITECH Enforcement Last Week

David Harlow - December 17, 2012

[View the story "Leon Rodriguez, Director, HHS OCR, discusses HIPAA / HITECH Enforcement Last Week" on Storify]Leon Rodriguez, Director, HHS OCR, discusses HIPAA / HITECH Enforcement Last…

Person-Centered HealthCare: Can Patient-Centered Care Reduce Hospital Readmissions?
Business
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Business
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Person-Centered HealthCare: Can Patient-Centered Care Reduce Hospital Readmissions?

David Harlow - December 14, 2012

                   Photo:Hospital/shutterstockA new Press Ganey white paper highlights an association between HCAHPS performance -- patient experience scores -- and lower rates of readmission. (Performance Insights - The…

eHealth
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Data Breach Analysis 2009-2012 – HITECH Experience Reviewed by HITRUST

David Harlow - December 9, 2012

In the first three years that the HITECH data breach notification rules have been in effect (September 2009 - September 2012), almost 500 breaches affecting more than…

Policy & Law
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OCR Releases HIPAA Privacy Rule Guidance on De-Identifying PHI

David Harlow - November 28, 2012

Just two and a half years after hosting a workshop on the HIPAA Privacy Rule's de-identification standard, OCR has issued its "Just two and a half years…

Health Reform
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Top Ten HHS Management and Performance Challenges

David Harlow - November 27, 2012

The OIG produces its list of Top Management and Performance Challenges (TMC) every year, and to no one's surprise, implementation of health reform tops the list this…

Public Health
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Engage With Grace

David Harlow - November 22, 2012

As patients, as family members, as friends, as health care providers, we have all faced end-of-life issues at one time or another, and we will face them…

Business
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MGMA 2012 Annual Conference – Small Steps, Big Changes

David Harlow - October 25, 2012

I spent a couple days this week at the annual meeting of the Medical Group Management Association, in San Antonio.  I had the opportunity to speak about…

News
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Medicine 2.0 – Day 2 was Bookended by Key Keynotes

David Harlow - September 21, 2012

Day 2 of  Medicine 2.0 opened and closed with keynote presentations that capture the scope of subject matter covered by this incredibly broad-ranging conference.  Day 2 of …

eHealth
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Medicine 2.0 Takes Harvard Medical School by Storm

David Harlow - September 20, 2012

Last weekend, Boston hosted 500 cutting-edge health care practitioners, academics, researchers, app developers and students – and all of those appellations applied to some of the participants…

News
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HealthCamp Boston 2012: Recap

David Harlow - September 20, 2012

HealthCamp Boston 2012 took place on Friday September 14. We had an energized group of over 130 campers in attendance.  The invitation to the unconference, highlighting issues…