How will health IT trends evolve in 2017? March 01, 2017 By Karin Ratchinsky Waves of predictions about the health IT industry roll in at the end of every year. But how accurate were they in 2016? Health IT creates lose-lose situation for physicians February 20, 2017 By Keith Loria Patients are torn between whether they want their physicians to use technology or not. How to harness the power of patient-generated data July 25, 2016 By Ken Terry Practices have been collecting this data for decades—and now is the time to start using it. The debate over healthcare interoperability September 30, 2015 By Keith L. Martin If interoperability is to become a reality for exchanging patient data nationally, both the government and the private sector have work to do to overcome existing obstacles. FDA, PatientsLikeMe partner on drug safety data June 18, 2015 By Christine Blank The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and PatientsLikeMe will work together to determine how patient-reported data can give new insights into drug safety. The business of selling patient records January 19, 2015 By Art Gross Medical practices need to inoculate themselves against security break-ins by performing a Security Risk Assessment. A Security Risk Assessment looks at how patient information is currently protected. What happens if your business associate has a patient data breach? December 04, 2014 By Art Gross Here’s a cautionary tale: A medical practice comes to us in a panic. It turns out the physician had received a letter from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) ordering an investigation related to a patient data breach – not his own. ONC releases 10-year interoperability roadmap October 21, 2014 By Alison Ritchie The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released an updated draft of its 10-year plan to achieve a national, interoperable health IT platform. Roundtable: The future of interoperability October 21, 2014 By Daniel R. Verdon Three experts from different parts of the health IT arena discuss the barriers to achieving interoperability. The interoperability problem: Why ACOs can’t share data October 01, 2014 By Chris Mazzolini Sharing health data remains a major challenge for accountable care organizations, according to a new survey.