May 25, 2016

7 Quality Measure Healthcare Organizations Explained

Even as a healthcare professional, understanding the what, when, why, who, and how of healthcare quality measurement becomes a grueling task. There are multiple non-profit and private sector organizations involved in the discovery, design, and verification of quality measures for the healthcare industry. We explain a bit of the who, what, why, when, and how behind quality care.

Mohan Balachandran

Former Co-Founder

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March 11, 2016

Datica Partners with Salesforce & Microsoft Azure

With a single Datica BAA healthcare customers of Microsoft Azure and Salesforce Health Cloud can now cover the infrastructure obligations of HIPAA.

Mohan Balachandran

Former Co-Founder

January 6, 2016

Cost of HITRUST assessment and certification

Cost is one of a few gating factors for companies considering a HITRUST Assessment. This cost can broken up into two broad categories – direct and indirect costs.

Mohan Balachandran

Former Co-Founder

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December 21, 2015

5 Predictions for Digital Health in 2016

Prediction posts are fun, despite my relatively low batting average for success. The hardest part about making predictions in healthcare is timing. And timing can be everything. Lots of predictions, like we'll see X% risk-based or value-based care contracts, are hard to deny but quantifying them in terms of when these changes will tip in the industry is the challenge. With that disclaimer, below are my predictions for healthcare in 2016, with a bend towards healthcare technology.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Former Chief Technology Officer

December 15, 2015

Where will healthcare be in 5 years?

There is a significant need for tools that improve communication and data exchange in healthcare.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Former Chief Technology Officer

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October 14, 2015

Credit Card Processing & HIPAA

Do I need a business associate agreement to comply with HIPAA when doing medical credit card processing for healthcare payments?

Mohan Balachandran

Former Co-Founder

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October 7, 2015

HL7 ACK/NACK

HL7 message senders should get an HL7 ACK message in return. This article explains what ACK NACK means and the requirements for ACK and NACK messages.

Mark Olschesky

Former Chief Data Officer

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July 29, 2015

5 HIPAA Topics to Address With Clinicians

HIPAA regulations outline IT compliance in high-level detail but don't specify methods for true compliance — an obstacle for healthcare clinicians.

Kris Gösser

Former Chief Marketing Officer

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July 23, 2015

False Claims, Meaningful Use, and HIPAA Compliance: What's the Connection?

The False Claims Act inflicts forfeitures on anyone and everyone who knowingly forges, alters, falsifies, or demolishes documents to protected payment.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Former Chief Technology Officer

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July 10, 2015

2015 HIPAA Audits Ramping Up

The HIPAA audit program is gearing up in 2015 to unpredictably assess healthcare covered entities and business associates for compliance with the HIPAA security, privacy, and breach notification rules set forth by the Office for Civil Rights.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Former Chief Technology Officer

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June 4, 2015

Beware of HIPAA Ready Vendors!

Knowing the difference between being HIPAA ready and HIPAA compliant could save you some big risks and some even bigger costs.

Kris Gösser

Former Chief Marketing Officer

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March 6, 2015

How do you prove HIPAA compliance?

Without a doubt, this is one of the most important questions healthcare companies need to ask themselves and their partners: How to prove HIPAA compliance?

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Former Chief Technology Officer

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February 6, 2015

Backend as a Service or Platform as a Service — Which is right for you?

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) – what does it all mean?

Kris Gösser

Former Chief Marketing Officer

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January 20, 2015

Start Mirth Connect as a Service on Boot

You want your Mirth Connect servers to be resilient to arbitrary reboots, but did you know you can start/restart your Mirth engine as a Linux service?

Mark Olschesky

Former Chief Data Officer

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January 15, 2015

We Ask 20 Questions for Healthcare in 2015

Being fans of yearly predictions, we took Benedict Evans' approach and applied it to healthcare. Here's our guesses for 2015.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Former Chief Technology Officer

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January 7, 2015

If a vendor won't sign a BAA, they aren't "HIPAA-compliant"

HIPAA compliance isn't a sticker that you put on servers that wards off hackers and HHS. It's a dedication to doing the right thing for users and their PHI every day.

Mohan Balachandran

Former Co-Founder

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December 31, 2014

Mirth Connect and Vulnerability Scanning

Periodic tips and tricks about Mirth Connect and HL7 integration.

Datica Editorial Team

Editorial Staff

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December 11, 2014

The Importance of Business Associate Agreements (BAAs)

Simply put, a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) defines responsibility, and thus liability, with respect to the handling of PHI data.

Mohan Balachandran

Former Co-Founder

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October 28, 2014

How the Epic/Healthkit integration actually works

You may already know Healthkit integrates with the Epic Mychart app, but here's a look at how that Epic Healthkit integration most likely really works.

Mark Olschesky

Former Chief Data Officer

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June 10, 2014

What does HealthKit mean for healthcare?

Great journeys begin with a single step. Is Apple putting its considerable weight behind helping people take more control of their health?

Mohan Balachandran

Former Co-Founder

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