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8-5-2013 6-57-29 PM

From Caymus: “Re: Aprima user group meeting. I just go back from Aprima’s national conference, which had almost 750 attendees from about 500 practices. MGMA’s Rosemarie Nelson was the keynote speaker and was very impressive. In talking to other attendees the general consensus is that people are happy with where Aprima is heading. Interestingly there were very few former Allscripts MyWay users, but that may change next year once more practices have transitioned.” We always like updates on interesting industry conferences so thanks for the update.

CCHIT designates eClinicalWorks V10 compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and certifies it as a complete EHR.

An employee of the Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic (CO) who was hoping to do some work from home is fired after misappropriating PHI on 532 patients. The billing department employee created a document that included patient names, insurance company information, and patient surgeries and emailed the file to her personal email account. The clinic later fired the employee, notified affected patients, and filed a police report, but did not press charges since the theft was a “mistake” resulting from “bad judgment.”

8-5-2013 6-55-23 PM

ONC releases its user guide to EHR contract terms.

8-5-2013 7-54-57 PM

The 210-physician Faculty Practice Plan of Howard University (DC) contracts with CHMB to provide IT project management, application hosting, and support services as the practice transitions to Allscripts EHR and PM.

Physician offices cut 700 jobs in July, a decrease of only .03 percent but the first decline since June 2012. Overall healthcare employers eliminated 6,843 jobs, the highest monthly total since November 2009.

 

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  • RE: An employee of the Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic (CO) who was hoping to do some work from home is fired after misappropriating PHI on 532 patients. The billing department employee created a document that included patient names, insurance company information, and patient surgeries and emailed the file to her personal email account. The clinic later fired the employee, notified affected patients, and filed a police report, but did not press charges since the theft was a “mistake” resulting from “bad judgment.”

    So did they fire her supervisor for not making sure said employee had been trained properly AND understood the “in’s and out’s” of transmitting PHI via email? Had supervisor done this, employee likely would not have made such a mistake due to bad judgment!

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