Has Healthcare IT Progressed In The Last 4 Years?

By Sheryl J. Cherico, CEO What is going on with Healthcare? Has Healthcare IT progressed in the last 4 years?  Every once in a while, I like to sit back and reflect on things.  It sometimes amazes me how much … Read More

Am I HIPAA Compliant?

By Sheryl J. Cherico, CEO Are you HIPAA compliant?  Do you know if you are HIPAA complaint?  Does having a Security Risk Assessment make you HIPAA complaint? If I had to guess what question I am asked the most, it’s … Read More

Preparing for MU audits the right way

Preparing for MU audits the right way | Healthcare IT News September 25, 2014 Meaningful use audits are nothing to play around with. They’re time consuming and could signify thousands or millions of dollars in lost incentive payments. So proper … Read More

Apple’s HealthKit to integrate with health records

Reuters – September, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO: Cerner and Athenahealth — two leading US electronic health record providers — said they are working with Apple to develop applications that leverage Apple’s mobile health service HealthKit. Cerner and Athenahealth representatives said they … Read More

Where’s the plan for interoperability?

Healthcare IT News September 22, 2014 It is a simple question: “Why doesn’t electronic health information flow after the nation spent $26 billion on electronic health records?” Suggesting a 10-year timeframe or arguing that there is progress if you look … Read More

HIPAA Qualified IT Support. Why Is It So Critical?

AS A BUSINESS ASSOCIATE WE ARE OBLIGATED TO COMPLY WITH THE SAME HIPAA SECURITY STANDARDS AS THE COVERED ENTITY   (A) Implement administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that reasonably and appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the electronic … Read More

Windows 2003 End of Life – January, 2015

By Sheryl J. Cherico, CEO – Tier3MD It’s time to start thinking about replacing your Windows 2003 servers.  It’s definitely not too early to start planning out.  Actually, if you wait much longer, you will be late.  In April, 2014, … Read More

CMS Ruling – In Case You Missed It

New CMS rule allows flexibility in certified EHR technology for 2014   The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule today that allows health care providers more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record … Read More