Brief Guide to HIPAA IT Compliance

Posted by Hector Vega
Mar 1, 2016 12:59:04 PM

The concluding stage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act set to take effect in 2018, the healthcare and medical industries are increasingly open to customized technologies to increase the quality of healthcare[1]. However, this brings into question how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Act applies to evolving technologies.

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Navigating the FDA: Medical Device or Mobile Application?

Posted by Jesus Fuentes
Feb 23, 2016 11:41:24 AM

The Healthcare Industry is finding new opportunities for improving the quality of ongoing care by offering services through mobile health applications. With the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act’s maturity set to early 2018, the industry wide adopt electronic patient health records and integration of digital systems will allow for more sophisticated mobile application functionality and services. 

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Topics: Mobile, Healthcare

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Connecting Infrastructures for Hospital Merger Success

Posted by Jesus Fuentes
Feb 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The Healthcare Industry has recently seen an unprecedented rate of healthcare entity mergers into multi-hospital systems. A survey conducted by KPMG found that 84% of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) professionals point to healthcare as the industry with the most M&A activity in 2015[1]. This spike in mergers is attributed to regulation and technological changes that were introduced into the health industry in years prior.

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Technology, Healthcare and HIPAA - Protecting Data and Meeting Standards

Posted by Michelle Hamel
Feb 11, 2016 10:59:18 AM

To meeting the challenge of information security in regards to technology the Healthcare Industry looks to adhere to HIPAA and HITECH Act standards. Both acts outline the specific security standards, listed in the Privacy and Security Rules, which must be taken when developing software that will house public information that must remain safe, secure and private. The security standards are divided into the categories of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. Regulatory definitions of the safeguards can be found in the Security Rule at 45 CFR § 164.304.[1]

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Topics: Healthcare, HIPAA, HITECH

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Electronic Health Record Trends for 2016

Posted by Hector Vega
Feb 9, 2016 1:30:00 PM

The finalized rules of HITECH Act’s Stage 3 were released at the end-of last year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). The rules signaled a maturing point in the health industry’s adoption of electronic health record (EHR) initiatives as the rules enabled the development of user-friendly portals, data exchanges, and increased incentives for data system infrastructure improvements.

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Growing Use of E-Prescriptions in Healthcare

Posted by Cliff Schertz
Feb 2, 2016 10:11:56 AM

The digitization of the Healthcare Industry has seen great improvement in the quality of service provided to patients/consumers. This is highly evident in the adoption of electronic prescriptions (e-prescriptions) as chronic conditions continue to be a major cause of death in the United States.

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Custom Healthcare & Patient Care Software Solutions

Posted by Hector Vega
Jan 19, 2016 12:01:59 PM

The Healthcare Industry is facing a major challenge in converting their health records and processes into a digital format. To create an incentive for change, the U.S. government is enforcing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, offering reimbursement for early adopters and fees for healthcare entities who wait too long. Keeping this in mind, healthcare entities should consider the state of their healthcare technologies to ensure a full return-on-investment.

Tiempo Development has vast experience in the HealthCare industry leveraging their engineering expertise and nearshore agile methodologies to provide state-of-the art solutions ensuring a full return-on-investment.

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Topics: Healthcare, HITECH

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HIPAA and the History of Healthcare Software Standards

Posted by Michelle Hamel
Jan 14, 2016 12:04:00 PM

According to PEW Research Center, Millennials have surpassed all generations as the largest workforce population in history.

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Announcing New Software Development Initiatives for 2016

Posted by Cliff Schertz
Jan 12, 2016 9:15:03 AM

Wow, 2016 here we go!

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Digitization Trends in Healthcare

Posted by Tiempo Development
Dec 8, 2015 10:53:15 AM

In the past decade, conversations about digitization in the healthcare industry have shifted beyond the automation of back-end processes and into digital products. The momentum driving this shift is a result of the industry’s efforts to standardize the digitization of patient health records. The industry is moving away from the manual process of storing, updating, and reviewing health records as digitization promises new opportunities to improve the quality of healthcare. 

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Topics: Healthcare

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