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My learning at TiE Inflect 2018, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs

The purpose of this post is to share with my fellow entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs a great organization called “TiE,” along with a valuable opportunity to attend their global conference that takes place every year in the heart of Silicon Valley. Originally named “The Indus Entrepreneurs,” their name

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DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer The DevOps engineer is responsible for building and scaling a reliable state of the art cloud-services platform and architecting customer facing web apps around AWS Docker containers. This role contributes to the development and maintenance of application tools that build, deploy, automate and streamline code

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EHR 2.0 Monthly Newsletter Aggregation

Beginning this month, EHR 2.0 will be making available the contents of our monthly newsletter on our website articles section/blog. This post gives an overview of headlines covered over the past year, organized by category, still impacting healthcare and IT professionals. Be sure you are subscribed to

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10 Things to Do and Know for MIPS Reporting Deadlines

Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your data. Submit early and often. The two key dates are: • March 16 at 8 pm Eastern time for group

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eCQM Annual Update Pre-Publication Document

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Annual Update Pre-Publication Document, which describes changes in the standards and code set versions used in the updated measures for potential use in CMS quality reporting programs for 2019 reporting/performance. This document reflects changes that

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December Healthcare IT Security and Compliance News, Updates, Education, and More …

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Update on HIPAA Phase 2 Audits from HIPAA Conference 2017

Linda Sanches from Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provided much anticipated updates on Phase 2 HIPAA audit activities at the annual HIPAA conference. NIST and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), co-hosted the

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Security Risk Analysis Requirements for Quality Payment Program (MACRA/MIPS)

The Quality Payment Program implements provisions of MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, to reform Medicare Part B payments. The QPP improves Medicare payments by helping you focus on care quality and the one objective that matters most — making patients healthier. The

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Improper faxing of sensitive patient data results in HIPAA penalties

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center Inc. (St. Luke’s) has paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $387,200 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and agreed to implement a comprehensive corrective action plan. St. Luke’s

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Ransomware Threat to Healthcare Organizations

While the spread of the recent endemic Ransomware has slowed down for now, this incident serves as a reminder to ensure adequate precautions are in place. New forms of this class of malware are deployed often, and several variations of the Wannacrypt edition have already been identified.

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