Compliance & Legal

cures act

James Cannatti, Senior Counselor For Health Information Technology, testifies at a congressional hearing Tuesday. Photo via senate.gov

By Jessica Davis 04:16 pm October 31, 2017
Due to the Trump administration’s budget cuts for the ONC, the agency won’t be able to meet the requirement set out in the 21st Century Cures Act, officials told a Senate committee.
By Jessica Davis 10:21 am October 23, 2017
The case was dismissed based on jurisdiction, but the VA and Cerner both say CliniComp has not shown why the VA’s decision is illegal or unjustified.
EHR certification compliance
By Bill Siwicki 04:32 pm October 20, 2017
Only 9 percent are fully compliant with ONC’s 2015 EHR certification, according to a new report from the eHealth Initiative. 
Cleveland Clinic fraud

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Credit: Cleveland Clinic

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:23 pm October 20, 2017
Wisam Rizk, of Westlake, Ohio caused incorporation of shell company, paid kickbacks for Fingerhut’s silence, the Department of Justice said.
Outcome Health misled advertisers

Photo via Outcome Health on Facebook

By Jessica Davis 02:45 pm October 13, 2017
A report from the Wall Street Journal found that the Chicago-based company supplied inflated metrics and inaccurate reports, which may have boosted sales.
Cleveland Clinic Innovation Center

Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Photo via Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 04:22 pm October 12, 2017
Gary Fingerhut may get up to four years in federal prison for the scheme.
By Mike Miliard 01:40 pm October 05, 2017
The high threshold for patient engagement in 2019 will probably be amended in future rulemakings, but one MU expert says it highlights the limited utility of patient portals.
Canadian Cerner install

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada. Photo via Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:15 pm October 04, 2017
While the president of the Nanaimo Medical Staff Association says the issues plaguing the IHealth EHR rollout aren’t unique to Cerner, a rushed deployment and lack of provider input have left the IHealth system riddled with issues.
Epic EHR
By Bernie Monegain 11:58 am October 02, 2017
EHR giant Epic will receive $480 million, a move to conform with state law.
gene editing and cellular therapies
By Mike Miliard 03:37 pm September 29, 2017
21st Century Cures Act is helping drive expansion in the cellular therapies, with the field valued at $25 billion.

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