Andy Nieto's Archive

November 25, 2014

Andy Nieto

Maximizing The True Power Of Direct Secure Messaging

Many hospitals are using EHRs to implement secure communications services for meeting Meaningful Use 2 (MU2) requirements. These MU2 efforts are focused on transitions of care (TOC) supporting the secure exchange of information related to referrals and the passing of information between providers and hospitals when patients are admitted, transferred or discharged. Direct Secure Messaging… Read More »

August 26, 2014

Andy Nieto

Email – Privacy, Security and Accountability

Email and clinical medicine have historically been kept apart. Privacy, security and accountability have all been in question when regular email is used to communicate clinical information. In 2008, the federal government made a very interesting statement about this when they said, “The Privacy Rule allows covered health care providers to communicate electronically, such as through e-mail,… Read More »

August 14, 2014

Andy Nieto

The Need for Direct Secure Messaging Directories

A Challenge for Direct Secure Messaging (DSM) Have you ever lost your cell phone and tried to re-create your phonebook? Forget sending an email to a friend whose email address you have forgotten. You can’t just look up the address in a directory. It doesn’t exist. We face the same challenge with Direct Secure Messaging… Read More »

May 13, 2014

Andy Nieto

Meaningful Use Challenges: the Small Practitioner

As part of the HITECH incentives to accelerate the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), eligible physician’s EHR systems must meet the Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) final rule. This includes supporting the interfaces needed to transmit 10 percent of their “transitions of care” documents electronically. Yet, most small practitioners don’t have an IT staff.… Read More »

November 15, 2013

Andy Nieto

HCPro Medical Records Briefing Excerpt: October 2013

Re-posted From HCPro Medical Records Briefing-October 2013, Pages 13-15. To view entire document CLICK HERE

August 14, 2013

Andy Nieto

According to Andy: HIPAA, Are you ready for September 23rd?

HIPAA!  Five letters, which strike fear into healthcare providers and technology people alike.   It is amazing that an act originally written for Health Insurance Portability is now better known for its Privacy and Security provisions. September 23, 2013, is the date when healthcare providers need to be compliant with the Omnibus Final Rule modifications regarding… Read More »

July 11, 2013

Andy Nieto

EHR to EHR Communication – or Not

EHRs are sold on the premise of improving documentation, coding, reporting, and ultimately providing better patient care. Providers are the primary users of an EHR, but they are not the sole owner of a patient’s care. Patient care is the result of the entire care team coordinating, communicating and sharing in the responsibility for improving… Read More »

June 7, 2013

Andy Nieto

Direct secure messaging: Enabling EHR information exchange

At the center of all healthcare decisions is the patient. They are surrounded by their care team. For the care team to be successful, they must all be focused on the patient and share their knowledge and expertise with each other. With the adoption of EHR technology, this interchange and exchange should be easy. Sadly,… Read More »

June 3, 2013

Andy Nieto

Faxing: HIPAA Privacy Risk!

What a blessing.  I sit here holding my newborn granddaughter.  As my daughter is discharged I am taken aback as they ask my daughter if she knows her new pediatrician’s fax number so they can fax over the baby’s delivery report. How about the Fax number for your OB/GYN? Faxing, in today’s world of HIPAA? … Read More »

May 22, 2013

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Meet Andy Nieto-Health IT (HIT) Strategist

  Andy Nieto-Health IT Strategist DataMotion, Inc         Why did you decide to work at DataMotion? The most frustrating thing about HIT right now is the lack of communication between providers.  I believe in the Direct Project and see it both as a catalyst for change as well as tool to… Read More »

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