Imprivata Blog

  • Monday, October 24, 2011 - 4:03pm

    Healthcare has the reputation of being highly resistant to change, that paper based systems are the best solution and that clinicians will simply not use any replacement. Why else would a hospital have to prove that they are meaningfully using new technology in order to receive the HITECH...

  • Monday, August 15, 2011 - 4:32pm

    The Meaningful Use Analysis presented at the recent HIT Policy Committee Meeting indicates that 2,246 Eligible Professionals and 100 Hospitals have attested successfully. That’s a good start to EHR Adoption; with Stage 2 potentially delayed for these earlier adopters it will be interesting to...

  • Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 4:38pm

    Study spotlights the value of single sign-on solutions for hospitals seeking meaningful use credits.
    An eye-opening new study that was just released from the Ponemon Institute revealed roughly 60 percent of the more than 400 healthcare IT respondents believe that single sign-on (SSO)...

  • Friday, May 6, 2011 - 4:41pm

    On April 21st, the HIT Policy Committee Certification/Adoption Workgroup held a meeting to discuss Electronic Health Record (EHR) usability. The discussions provoked a variety of opinions and thoughts on setting guidelines as part of Stage 2 Meaningful Use.

  • Monday, February 7, 2011 - 4:45pm

    Last week, ecfirst's CEO, Ali Pabrai joined me for a live webinar that discussed a checklist for healthcare IT Security compliance. If you missed the webinar, you won't want to miss this -- we've gone ahead and transcribed our answers from the Q&A session.
    Question 1: Where can I go to...

  • Monday, January 10, 2011 - 4:50pm

    Recent survey results released show only 50.7% of U.S. hospitals with implemented electronic medical records (EMRs). While transitioning to a paperless system seems to be a logical evolution in the health care system, the rather slow rate of EMR adoption does not surprise me. Even with the...

  • Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:19am

    Catching up on some reading after a few weeks on the road, most notably at VMworld 2010, I read Joseph Goedert’s Health Data Management article on the Privacy and Security Tiger Team’s recommendations for privacy issues that were sent to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health...

  • Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 9:24am

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced new rules surrounding health information privacy and data security that is important for everyone involved in healthcare IT (HIT) to understand.

    By now, you’ve likely seen these rules, however the Healthcare IT...

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 9:28am

    I read an interesting story over at HealthcareInfoSecurity.com highlighting the “Official Breach Tally Approaches 100”. The article includes a link to the official federal list of healthcare information breaches that was launched a few short months ago. While the article highlighted the major...

  • Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 9:29am

    A nonprofit organization recently reported, over the last five years more than 45 million U.S. electronic health records (EHRs) were either lost or stolen by insiders and/or outsiders. How do we reconcile the absolute need of timely information access critical to patient welfare, while...

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