Panelists: Behavioral health providers must use IT more; CMS publishes info of EHR incentive recipients;

> Behavioral health providers need to use technology more frequently, according to a group of panelists speaking at a forum in Washington, D.C. last week. Health IT, the panelists said, could help to integrate behavioral and physical health, which ultimately could help to improve outcomes. Post

> The names and business contact information of providers who received incentive payments for demonstrating Meaningful Use of an electronic health record through March 2012 were published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week, Healthcare IT News reports. The information is posted via PDF files, as well as a downloadable Comma Separated Value that can be opened in most spreadsheet programs. Article

> Data security is not just an IT issue, according to Symantec Health Information Technology Officer David Finn, who spoke recently with Becker's Hospital Review. "Some hospital executives only engage in data security after they see the economic and reputational impact of a data breach on another healthcare organization," he said. According to Finn, that's just one of three major data security mistakes that are common among healthcare officials. Post

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