Karen DeSalvo, the new national coordinator for health IT, is profiled in a GovHealthIT article that reviews her past accomplishments and experiences.
Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center is profiled by local media after piloting Epic’s myChart Bedside, a patient portal designed for patients currently admitted to the hospital. The app allows patients to see pictures and profiles of their care team, review their daily plan as well as lab results, and read or watch patient education material.
Healthcare.gov turns in its best month to date, with 975,000 newly enrolled in December, for a total of 1.1 million since launch.
A dermatology practice in MA pays $150k in fines to HHS over HIPAA violations after an unencrypted thumb drive with the ePHI of 2,200 patients get stolen from an employees car. Officials from HHS say this case marks the first time that a covered entity has been fined for not having implemented the breach notification provisions of the HITECH act.