Archive for the 'HIPAA Compliance' Category

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Verizon Enters HIPAA Compliance Market

Layered Tech was excited to see Verizon’s October 1 announcement highlighting their new cloud portfolio supporting the Healthcare security requirements, because it provides further validation that the Healthcare industry is rapidly growing and truly needs solutions to meet the stringent HIPAA compliance regulations.
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Where Are You on HIPAA Compliance?

Electronic Health Records for HIPAAHealthcare information and the push to adopt Electronic Health Records by 2014 can be very intimidating.  The Medicare and Medicaid programs provide incentives to eligible professionals, hospitals and critical access hospitals as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology.  For many healthcare professionals, this is a daunting and scary proposal.  Firstly, it can change the way a practice is conducted.  Secondly, the cloud or internet can be a very confusing place.  The prevailing notion of the cloud is that is it an unsafe place over which you, as a user, have no control.

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Additional Observations from the HIMSS12 Conference and Results from the Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey

HIMSS Health IT Conference and ExhibitionAs mentioned in the previous blog entry, Layered Tech recently attended the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, the premier healthcare IT show of the year. In our last post, we recapped the main takeaways related to HIPAA, hosting and cloud computing, but there were some other aspects from the show we felt were noteworthy. Also, during the show, HIMSS released the results of its annual Leadership Survey. The findings illustrate the state of the industry, the challenges faced and the objectives that are top-of-mind for healthcare organizations.

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Healthcare IT and Hosting – Observations from the HIMSS12 Conference

By Brian White, Director of Business Development for Layered Tech

HIMSS Health IT Conference and ExhibitionLayered Tech recently attended the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, the premier healthcare IT show of the year, and we wanted to share what we thought was interesting and informative in terms of trends and news related to hosting, cloud computing and compliance. The education sessions covered everything from managing mobile devices to implementing electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchanges (HIEs) and bioinformatics. In addition, the application of technology and provider/vendor collaboration to reduce costs while increasing patient care were key focus areas for the more than 37,000 attendees and 1,100-plus exhibitors.

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