Employing cloud computing in a medical practice can result in significant cost savings, among other advantages. There are also significant risks that each health care organization must face when transitioning to cloud-based hosting.
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Cloud computing is the delivery of your computing needs as a service rather than as a suite of products that you have to purchase and maintain. Why couldn’t we do that with an EMR or EHR for our patients?
The shooting of a doctor and two patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in September sent a shudder of fear through all physicians, but for those who knew the late otolaryngologist John Kemink, MD, it was particularly saddening.
On Feb. 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (commonly referred to as ARRA or the Stimulus Bill) which includes the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The HITECH Act includes significant changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) that affect otolaryngologists and other health care providers, as well as those who process or work with health care information. Below is a summary of how these new provisions, many of which go into effect this Feb. 17, will affect your practice.