Lessons learned from a project at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan can help other payers pave the way for ePA.
While most of the top healthcare data breaches in 2015 were due to hacking, the majority of the largest breaches so far this year stem from other issues.
A recent study found that only about one-third of organizations have data security policies for off-site work, which indicates that mobile health security may be at risk.
Physicians now have until July 1—an additional three months—to apply for a hardship exemption from the electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use financial penalties for the 2015 program year. Those who don’t apply could face up to a 3 percent cut in their Medicare payments in 2017 since the meaningful use program operates on a two-year look-back period.
Program aims to calculate the likelihood that a patient has an illness, enabling doctors to order fewer tests and prescribe fewer antibiotics.