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    CFO Gets Prison Time for HITECH Fraud

    Hospital Executive Falsified 'Meaningful Use' Attestation By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    CFO Gets Prison Time for HITECH Fraud

    A former hospital CFO has been sentenced to 23 months in federal prison for submitting false documents so a medical center could receive payments under the HITECH Act electronic health records financial incentive program.

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    EHR Vendor Target of Latest Hack

    Medical Informatics Engineering Reports Network Intrusion By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    EHR Vendor Target of Latest Hack

    Medical Information Engineering, which offers Web-hosted EHRs as well as personal health records, reports a hacker attack has exposed an undisclosed number of patients' health information and Social Security numbers.

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    Why ACOs Rely on Secure Data Exchange

    New Rule Sets Expectations for Privacy, Security By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Why ACOs Rely on Secure Data Exchange

    A new final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services illustrates the critical role secure health data exchange will play in the coordination of care by participants in Accountable Care Organizations.

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    HITECH Act Stage 3: Security Concerns

    Commenters Ask for More HHS Guidance, Clarity By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HITECH Act Stage 3: Security Concerns

    Some healthcare associations are seeking more clarity from federal regulators about security and privacy requirements proposed for Stage 3 of the HITECH Act "meaningful use" incentive program for electronic health records. Find out their concerns.

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    Bill Altering Privacy Rule Advances

    Legislation Is Designed to Boost Medical Research, Innovation By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Bill Altering Privacy Rule Advances

    An amended version of the 21st Century Cure bill has passed its first Congressional hurdle without revisions to provisions that would significantly change the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The bill also would set penalties for blocking information sharing.

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