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The Partners of Context have published articles on various subjects relating to Information Technology Law. We offer them here as a public service.

Journal of Healthcare Information Management - Fall 2009 HITECH meets HIPPA: HITECH Act Changes to HIPAA for Covered Entities and Business Associates Journal of Healthcare Information Management - Summer 2009 Crunching the Numbers: How the Economy can save you Money on IT Transactions Journal of Healthcare Information Management - Spring 2009 Safe Harbor, Addressing Security Issues in IT Contracts Journal of Healthcare Information Management - Winter 2009 Sublicensing of EHR and Related Systems Journal of Healthcare Information Management - Fall 2008 Vendors: Negotiating Application Service Provider Agreements The Law and Business of Computer Software 2d ed (Treatise) - 2007 Outsourcing Issues The Law and Business of Computer Software 2d ed (Treatise) - 2007 Software Licenses The Law and Business of Computer Software 2d ed (Treatise) - 2007 System Agreements The Law and Business of Computer Software 2d ed (Treatise) - 2007 Source Code Escrow MIPLA Women in Intellectual Property Law Presentation - February 8, 2007 Assessing Software License Agreements The Hennepin Lawyer - January 2007 Open Source, Friend or Foe? MSBA Computer Law Institute - October 6, 2005 Computer System Agreements: Tactics to Mitigate Risks MSBA Computer Law Institute - September 9, 2004 IT Services: To Outsource or Not to Outsource Health Law Institute - December 17, 2002 BAC to the Basics - Business Associate Contracts Made Easy Bench & Bar of Minnesota - 2001 Information Technology - The Dark Side of Sunsetting

Note: The above articles are offered to provide general information to the public, and are not intended to be a replacement for specific legal advice.

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Precision medicine growth hinges on electronic health records, experts say

Advancements in genomic research have given medical professionals the ability to create highly detailed physiological profiles of individuals as well as a baseline for predicting the impact of genes on disease. And the catalyst for putting genomic principles into practice is the electronic health record, said researcher David Crockett. Electronic Health Records

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WHO: International Space Station teaches healthcare about telemedicine

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List: 10 healthcare technology advances for 2016, ECRI says

High-tech healthcare advances for 2016 No 1 of 11 ECRI’s top technology advances for 2016The Affordable Care Act’s new payment models have hospital leaders searching for effective ways to reduce costs, while increasing care quality. As the 2016 technology market will be inundated with innovations, ECRI Institute has released its annual list of the top technologies, many pointing the way toward value-based care. "Hospital leaders have to deal with a lot of new technology issues – and demands from different departments in their facilities," said Robert P. Maliff, director of ECRI’s applied solutions group, in a press statement. The list is meant to assist leaders attempting to update and implement new technology. ECRI takes an "evidence-based" approach in their assessments of healthcare innovations over the course of the year, officials say. "We present hospital leaders with unbiased guidance to support informed decision making and help them understand how new innovations will affect care delivery," said Diane C. Robertson, ECRI's director of health technology assessment, in a statement. The topics and trends it expects will most affect healthcare over the next year. New payment models have hospital leaders searching for effective ways to reduce costs and increase quality. ECRI Institute has released its annual list of the top technologies, many pointing the way toward value-based care. Year:  2013 ECRI’s top technology advances for 2016 New payment models have hospital leaders searching for effective ways to reduce costs and increase quality. ECRI Institute has released its annual list of the top technologies, many pointing the way toward value-based care. Healthcare IT News slideshow/ecri’s-top-technology-advances-2016

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NantHealth buys NaviNet, adds payer-provider portal to technology suite

NantHealth on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Boston-based NaviNet, wrapping up what it called a 10-year plan for the tech firm, CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, said. Under terms of the deal, NantWorks, a holding company, and its majority-owned subsidiary NantHealth, are buying NaviNet for an undisclosed sum. The deal gives NantHealth entry into the payer market and strengthens its personalized medicine goals. NaviNet is known for its payer-provider collaboration technology. NantVentures, the private equity arm of NantWorks participated in the financing. Mergers & Acquisitions

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Accountable Health Communities Model to link clinical, social services, CMS says

The CMS Innovation Center has launched the Accountable Health Communities Model, a pilot program designed to screen Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries for health-related social needs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. Population Health

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Epic buys Mayo Clinic data center in $46 million sale-leaseback, report says

Epic will buy the Mayo Clinic's data center for $46 million in a sale-leaseback deal for the 62,000-square-foot facility. That means the EHR giant will lease it back to Mayo for four years, with an option to continue doing so in perpetuity, as first reported by Finance and Commerce. Electronic Health Records

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Department of Veterans Affairs picks up $233 million from Congress to fund VistA EHR upgrades

The Department of Veterans Affairs has received $233 million from the Congressional 2016 spending bill to help modernize its VistA electronic health record system. Electronic Health Records

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Poor healthcare apps could cost hospitals $100 million a year, Accenture says

While 66 of the 100 largest hospitals in the United States offer consumers mobile health apps, only 2 percent of patients are using them, according to a new report published on Wednesday by Accenture that also found that failure to focus apps on services consumers want most could cost each hospital more than $100 million a year in lost revenue. In its "Losing Patience: Why Healthcare Providers Need to Up Their Mobile Game" report, the consultancy found that 38 of those top U.S. hospitals have developed health apps in-house rather than by hiring a mobile app vendor. Patient Engagement

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Running list: Health IT mergers and acquisitions

Health IT mergers and acquisitions No 1 of 28 NantHealth and NaviNetSaying the deal “completes a 10-year vision,” NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, announced January 5, the acquisition of Boston-based NaviNet. The financial terms of the deal were not released. As the the health IT market consolidates and evolves, keep up with industry movers and shakers with this regularly-updated list. Year:  2013 Running list: Health IT mergers and acquisitions As the the health IT market consolidates and evolves, keep up with industry movers and shakers with this regularly-updated list. Healthcare IT News slideshow/running-list-health-it-mergers-acquisitions

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HIMSS compensation survey: Big salary gap between men, women healthcare pros

The average salary for healthcare workers in executive, management and other professional positions topped $111,000 in 2015, according to the recently released 2015 HIMSS Compensation Survey by the nonprofit Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, though there is a close to $30,000 gap between what men and Workforce

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