Serving notice that "covered entities and business associates must understand that mobile device security is their obligation," the HHS Office for Civil Rights has settled with two organizations for a combined $1,975,220 penalty after their unencrypted computers were stolen.
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Some people use the terms “electronic medical record” and “electronic health record” (or “EMR” and “EHR”) interchangeably. But here at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), you’ll notice we use electronic health record or EHR almost exclusively. While it may seem a little picky at first, the difference between the two terms is actually quite significant.The EMR term came along first, and indeed, early EMRs were “medical.” They were for use by clinicians mostly for diagnosis and treatment.
In 2011, 55% of office-based physicians said they used an electronic health record system, and of those physicians, 85% said they were very or somewhat satisfied with the technology, according to a report released Tuesday by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, Modern Healthcare reports (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 7/17).