Compliance & Legal

By Jessica Davis 01:03 pm June 16, 2017
The healthcare administrative services and IT provider took over a year to notify 220,000 individuals of a breach to its website. HHS is determining if it’s a HIPAA-covered business associate.
CMS overpaid to incentive programs
By Jessica Davis 12:23 pm June 16, 2017
The last time the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services discovered overpayments it started auditing more providers. Because that could happen again, hospitals need to be sure documentation is in order right away.
MDlive privacy lawsuit
By Jonah Comstock 09:55 am June 06, 2017
The law firm Edelson PC filed a suit in April against the telemedicine company for privacy violations but just voluntarily dismissed the suit.
eClinicalWorks lawsuit
By Tom Sullivan and Jessica Davis 12:28 pm June 01, 2017
Black Book and Chilmark say a host of electronic health record vendors stand to benefit if existing eClinicalWorks customers jump ship.
eClinicalWorks whistleblower: NYC health department was indifferent to EHR flaws

Brendan Delaney was a New York City government employee implementing the eClinicalWorks EHR system at Rikers Island for prisoner healthcare

By Bill Siwicki 08:57 pm May 31, 2017
Misplaced records, medication module errors, flawed lab results tracking and security issues should have been taken more seriously, Brendan Delaney says. 
DOJ settlement with eClinicalWorks

The eClinicalWorks booth at HIMSS17. (via Twitter)

By Tom Sullivan 08:28 pm May 31, 2017
As if the hefty settlement fine execs had to pay wasn’t enough, the vendor also has to offer free upgrades, transfer customer’s data to rival EHR vendors for free, and employ an independent personal watchdog. 
eClinicalWorks to settle suit
By Tom Sullivan 01:31 pm May 31, 2017
U.S. Attorney says that the resolution proves EHR vendors can’t ‘flout’ certification requirements and get away with it.
Virginia failed to secure Medicaid data

The state of Virginia failed to secure its Medicaid data in a method in line with federal requirements.

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm May 24, 2017
The state’s Department of Medical Assistance Services didn’t meet federal security requirements, which could have compromised the integrity of the system.
St. Luke's-Roosevelt HIPAA fine

Photo courtesy Laparoscopic.md

By Beth Jones Sanborn 10:32 am May 24, 2017
The settlement stems from 2014 OCR complaint that staff member from Spencer Cox Center disclosed a patient's protected health information.
Senate bill would fast-track rules for firing bad VA employees
By Jessica Davis 01:58 pm May 12, 2017
The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act overhauls long-standing civil service protections that President Donald Trump said he would enact to hold the agency accountable.

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