Digital Pathology Blog


Posted by Keith Kaplan, MD, Chief Medical Officer 07/25/2017

Obtaining Meaningful Use with Digital Pathology

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009 introduced the Health Information Technology for Economical and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act with the aim to incentivize “meaningful” implementation and usage of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) throughout the nation. Under HITECH, two incentive programs for Medicare and Medicaid were introduced which allow eligible professionals (EPs) to claim thousands of dollars in incentives over several years, if they could meet the requirements set out for different stages of Meaningful Use.

Topics: Electronic Health Records

Posted by Elizabeth Wingard 02/25/2014

What’s the #1 Cause of Patient Data Breaches? HCR Issues Cause Concern

Are Electronic Health Records (EHR) vulnerable to hackers? Yes. But are hackers the main source of healthcare data breaches? According to a report just released by IT Security firm Redspin, theft is listed as causing 83% of all large HIPAA privacy and security breaches. Hacking accounted for 6% of breaches. 

Topics: Electronic Health Records, HCR, How To