Compliance & Legal

By Jessica Davis 11:24 am April 27, 2017
The OCR director stressed the importance of interoperability and protecting patient data during his Thursday morning session at Health Datapalooza.
Health IT important, but too burdensome for doctors, Tom Price says at Health Datapalooza
By Henry Powderly 10:31 am April 27, 2017
The HHS secretary said interoperability is needed, but pledged his office will take a "60,000-foot" view.
CMS meaningful use requirements
By Bill Siwicki 02:31 pm April 26, 2017
Public health, clinical data or specialized registry electronic reporting options intended to help with meaningful use requirements.
CardioNet slammed with $2.5 million fine for failed risk management and analysis
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm April 24, 2017
Although only the breach only affected 1,391 patients, the size of the fine reflects the organization’s failure to implement HIPAA Security Rule policies and procedures.
HIPAA settlement Center for Children’s Digestive Health
By Mike Miliard 02:09 pm April 21, 2017
Center for Children’s Digestive Health shared protected health info with FileFax, but didn't have a BAA in place.
healthcare accessing public wifi
By Mike Miliard 02:56 pm April 20, 2017
Dell survey finds connecting to public Wi-Fi to access confidential information, using personal email for work and widespread use of public cloud services also pose risks to health information.
Secret hospital inspections
By Charles Ornstein 10:19 am April 20, 2017
The federal government has proposed requiring that accreditors release reports on the problems they find during hospital inspections. Right now, the reports are secret.
HIPAA Security Rule
By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm April 13, 2017
Metro Community Provider Network failed to create a security management plan to protect patient data, an HHS investigation found.
HIMSS delay 2015 edition EHR deadline
By Bill Siwicki 02:16 pm April 13, 2017
Organization asks HHS to move the deadline from Jan. 1, 2018, to July 1, 2018, to account for government delay in releasing final specs.
Politico uncovers more funding indiscretions from Patrick Soon-Shiong

Biotech mogul Patrick Soon-Shing is facing more damning allegations about his fundraising.

By Jessica Davis 11:38 am April 10, 2017
The biotech mogul gave about $15 million to Phoenix Children’s Hospital fund that included millions in deals that benefited his for-profit companies.

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