Government & Policy

By Tom Sullivan 08:01 am September 12, 2014
The ongoing Ebola outbreak shines a light on how ICD-10 will ratchet up public health response by more effectively monitoring the virus.
By Erin McCann 11:24 am September 11, 2014
This one will not be fun to explain: A diagnostic lab discovered that files containing loads of personal information, including PHI, were indexed by Google.
By Bernie Monegain 02:50 pm September 10, 2014
ONC stated that its intent is to make the program "more effective and less burdensome."
By Bernie Monegain 12:25 pm September 10, 2014
ONC and HHS issued a final rule today that they say will give EHR makers, health IT developers, providers and consumers more flexibility and clarity when it comes to 2014 Edition certification criteria.
By Erin McCann 10:54 am September 10, 2014
How do individual states stack up when it comes to telemedicine coverage and reimbursement? A new report from the American Telemedicine Association details just that.
By Anthony Brino 03:56 pm September 09, 2014
Will the Apple Watch be big step forward for digital health, or just a grab of the high-end quantified-self market?
By Tom Sullivan 12:50 pm September 09, 2014
The Office for Civil Rights is aiming for a broad swath of organizations to audit, and providers' risk analysis will factor into how deeply OCR investigates breaches.
By Rick Kam 08:06 am September 08, 2014
The Internet of Things is coming, whether you want it or not, and that will pose new risks for patients and providers alike.
By Government Health IT Staff 07:54 am September 08, 2014
As the company wades into healthcare waters with HealthKit, recent security issues have many wondering if it can live up to its promises about safeguarding health data.
By Anthony Brino 07:51 am September 08, 2014
Know the risks and benefits of the cloud and the risks and benefits of other options. Don't be afraid to wait, although with fairly strong HIPAA protections, some may ask: why wait?

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