Compliance & Legal

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.
By Jessica Davis 12:05 pm March 27, 2017
Urology Austin, a healthcare provider with locations throughout central Texas, began notifying its patients March 24 that hackers may have accessed patient records that included names, dates of birth, addresses, medical information and Social Security numbers.
CIO business associates risk

Ed Ricks, CIO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital

By Mike Miliard 08:05 am March 27, 2017
"Any time we contract with any vendor on any of the relationships, then we go through the analysis: Are they a business associate or not?" said Beaufort Memorial Hospital CIO Ed Ricks.

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