Compliance & Legal

EHR password sharing
By Mike Miliard 02:18 pm September 28, 2017
Of medical residents polled, all of them had shared authorized credentials at one time or another.
By Jonah Comstock 02:03 pm September 27, 2017
Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb named nine groups from tech, device manufacturers for the program at the AdvaMed MedTech Conference on Tuesday.
Cerner sued

Agnesian Healthcare in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Photo via Wikimedia

By Jessica Davis 02:00 pm September 25, 2017
Agnesian Healthcare claims issues in Cerner’s billing software caused losses of more than $16 million, while damaging the hospital system’s reputation; Cerner disagrees.
ONC chief Donald Rucker

"Our experience is that people will report if there are issues with their product," said ONC Chief Donald Rucker.

By Mike Miliard 01:08 pm September 22, 2017
New criteria for vendors are meant to ease burdens and ultimately pass cost-savings down to the hospitals and systems that buy electronic health record software, Donald Rucker says.
Rush UMC sues Draeger

Rush University Medical Center

By Mike Miliard 03:22 pm August 24, 2017
The academic medical center cites years of misfiring alerts and wireless monitoring challenges that it says taxed its staff and put patient safety at risk.
Nationwide breach
By Jessica Davis 02:32 pm August 11, 2017
The insurance company settled with 33 states for failing to patch a vulnerability that allowed a hacker to gain access to its system.
Data sanitization best practices

There's a misconception among many that factory resets, data wiping and reformatting are enough to safely clear away old data but that's not the case.

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm August 08, 2017
A new alliance of IT and security professionals wants to promote best practices and spread awareness of a standard definition.
One-third of eClinicalWorks customers prepping to switch EHR vendors, KLAS says
By Mike Miliard 10:01 am July 28, 2017
While the recent DOJ settlement is pushing some clients over the edge, another third say they feel “stuck” in their contracts, the report finds.
HITRUST launches community outreach program
By Mike Miliard 12:32 pm July 26, 2017
Town halls at Tufts Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Centura Health and more are meant to give healthcare professionals a chance to compare notes and share strategies for better security.
HHS breach reporting website

Screensnap of HSS' breach reporting website tool.

By Jessica Davis 11:29 am July 26, 2017
Office for Civil Rights says the site is now easier to navigate and only contains the last two years of healthcare organization and business associate breaches.

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