|Looking Ahead: What’s Coming in 2011||| Print ||
This year's edition of our annual vendor survey received responses from 29 companies and once again offers valuable insights into what pharmacists can expect on the technology front in the new year. Read about what's coming in new and enhanced products and services; the state of the vendor response to D.0; the response to the new HIPAA privacy and security requirements under HITECH; where we are with SaaS; central fill and central processing; MTM; and more.
The HITECH Act has led to a new proposed rule that strengthens the healthcare privacy and security provisions already in place under HIPAA. When HITECH is fully implemented, covered entities, which will include both pharmacies and business associates, will be required to comply with new administrative and record-keeping requirements for handling patient- specific protected health information (PHI). The final rule is due out soon, making now the time to be sure you understand these new requirements.
Here's one pharmacist's approach to putting new technology to work in both a high-volume, established location and a start-up. Find out what was considered critical at each stage of growth, the requirements for each new technology, and the thought process behind selecting vendors.
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