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This is the seventh installment in a series of blog posts that relate to the governance concerns surrounding developments in HIPAA, HITECH and HIT.

For a number of months this series has been emphasizing the importance of establishing a credible and knowledgeable liaison at the governing body and/or senior administrative level to articulate and educate

[Installment 6 – Governance Considerations from HIT for the Board and Other Hospital Stakeholders]

On August 4, 2009 the Associated Press reported at http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-08-04-electronic-medical-records_N.htm that Sac-Osage Hospital, a 47-bed hospital in rural western Missouri, “is borrowing nearly $1 million to pitch its paper medical charts and purchase a state-of-the-art electronic health records  [EHR] system. The

[Installment 5 – Governance Considerations from HIT for the Board and Other Hospital Stakeholders] 

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts that relate to the governance concerns surrounding developments in HIPAA, HITECH and HIT. 

The other week, two separate and apparently unrelated events occurred on consecutive days with respect to electronic health records

[Installment 4 – Governance Considerations from HIT for the Board and Other Hospital Stakeholders].  This is the fourth in a series of blog posts that relate to the governance concerns surrounding developments in HIPAA, HITECH and HIT.

Over the next several months, my blog entries will continue to discuss some of the threshold issues that face

[Installment 1]

The pressure on healthcare providers to convert to electronic medical records (EMR) as part of the overall HIT movement has increased dramatically in recent months. Promulgations from HHS and FTC, the federal stimulus package and HITECH, which recently heavily-amended HIPAA, create new challenges for healthcare providers.  

Over the next several months, my blog