Maine's HealthInfoNet, a nonprofit that operates the statewide health information exchange, has announced that all acute care hospitals are now under contract to connect to the query-based HIE. HealthInfoNet has 34 of the 38 hospitals connected already and expects the remaining four hospitals to connect by the end of the year.Read More
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has notified the Department of Defense that it will look for an electronic health record system available on the commercial market rather than develop its own based on the Department of Veterans Affairs' VistA system.Read More
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) has announced the winners of its personal health record portal challenge, with the designs in turn expected to inform the PHR NYeC is going to offer all New Yorkers in 2014.Read More
Greater Philadelphia is in the midst of setting up southeastern Pennsylvania's first health information exchange, after years of planning and discussions among health systems, hospitals, insurers and physician practices.Read More
Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic is notifying 17,300 patients of a data breach after it provided patient X-rays to a third-party vendor, which sold the films to an Ohio-based recycling company that harvested the silver from the X-rays.Read More
The number of U.S. physicians using electronic medical records has topped 90 percent, and nearly half of the doctors polled for a new Accenture survey say they now use health information exchange technology -- an uptick of 32 percent.Read More
The Regional Medical Center in Memphis is notifying patients of a HIPAA breach after an employee sent out three unsecure emails containing the protected health information and Social Security numbers of nearly 1,200 patients.Read More
It's the third big HIPAA breach for the University of Rochester Medical Center after officials announced Friday that one of its physicians had misplaced an unencrypted USB drive containing the protected health information of 537 patients.Read More
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