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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 6
April 13, 2007
Table of Contents
Sponsored by: How to Structure a Healthcare Performance Improvement Process That Results in Incentive Payments
Of the 260 hospitals participating in the Premier Hospital Quality Improvement Demonstration program, fewer than half shared in recently awarded bonus payments from CMS. The top-earning hospital for two years running and two other top program performers will document their successes in performance improvement during an April 18, 2007 audio conference sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).For more information:
1.) College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) serving the professional development needs of healthcare CIOs, and advocating the more effective use of information management within healthcare.For more information please visit:
EMPOWERMED Inc. is a professional health and medical information service creating completely customized medical and medical research reports. Empowering our clients with traditional and alternative health and medical knowledge.For more information please visit:
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National Sleep Technologies, Inc.
National Sleep Technologies offers turnkey sleep disorder testing and treatment services as well as comprehensive disease management and outcomes analysis services for hospitals, MCO, patients, physicians, and employers.For more information please visit:
The definitive resource for pharmaceutical and biotech business development and licensing executives, providing in-depth company and licensing opportunity profiles, news, events and much more.For more information please visit:
2.) Using Thin Client Technology to Achieve and Enhance HIPAA Compliance
The far-reaching arm of HIPAA strictly mandates healthcare professionals to take measures to protect personal patient information. Well-publicized data breaches at hospitals and physicians' offices, coupled with the emphasis on personal health records, makes HIPAA-compliance more challenging than ever. Download this FREE Whitepaper to see how your hospital system or practice can utilize thin client technology and server-centric computing to protect private patient information and achieve and enhance HIPAA-compliance. In an age of constant security threats, healthcare IT departments must do all they can to prevent data breaches, as well as the consequential HIPAA sanctions and possible lawsuits.Learn more in this white paper available for download at:
3.) BCBSGa Awarded USDA Rural Development Grant To Expand Telemedicine Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) has been awarded a $489,085 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Grant to expand its telemedicine program.
The goal of the program is to form a partnership between the Georgia Department of Insurance and BCBSGa to ensure all Georgians, not just BCBSGa members, are less than 30 miles from a telemedicine site, allowing access to the state’s top healthcare specialists who are traditionally found in the larger metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Savannah, Augusta and MaconTo read this story in its entirety click here:
4.) Telemedicine Law & Practice
Telemedicine Law & Practice is a comprehensive guide to safe, sure compliance with state and federal laws governing telemedicine. This authoritative handbook covers virtually every legal issue that arises in the management and delivery of medical care via telecommunications technology, including: critical interstate licensing issues; medical record-keeping; privacy and confidentiality; informed consent policies; fraud and abuse prevention; risk management techniques; reimbursement rules; universal service questions; emergency treatment requirements; intellectual property protection; and tax ramifications.For more information, please visit:
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5.) Recommended Reading: HIPAA Security Auditing: How To Create a Consistent, Repeatable and Documented Program
In HIPAA Security Auditing: How To Create a Consistent, Repeatable and Documented Program, you’ll get a step-by-step guide to developing, implementing and refining a HIPAA security auditing program. You’ll get advice from two leading industry experts, Chris Apgar, CISSP, principal, Apgar & Associates and Mikel Lynch, director of corporate compliance for University of Missouri Health Care on the key components of an audit program to ensure HIPAA security compliance.For more information, please visit:
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