Government & Policy

Steve Lee, director of New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm February 17, 2017
The settlement comes three years after two laptops were stolen from Horizon BCBSNJ's Newark headquarters. According to New Jersey officials, health data was left vulnerable as it was password-protected but not encrypted, as required by HIPAA and HITECH.
Memorial Health System HIPAA
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am February 17, 2017
The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights said more than 115,000 people had their PHI accessed and disclosed.
NYC H+H Epic EHR
By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:33 pm February 16, 2017
New York City Health + Hospitals, whose CMIO resigned last March citing patient safety concerns ahead of the Epic go-live, is extending the next phase of its EHR implementation. 
Lahey Health CMMI
By John Andrews 10:16 am February 16, 2017
Cathy Ball, who spearheads Lahey’s participation in the CMMI program, said bundled payments are a step in the right direction toward value-based care. 
Health Catalyst MACRA MIPS
By Ephraim Schwartz 09:01 am February 15, 2017
The vendor will demonstrate its new software at HIMSS17 next week in Orlando. 
Shulkin confirmed VA
By Jessica Davis 11:12 am February 14, 2017
The acting VA undersecretary is the only remaining leader of the Obama administration and the only Trump cabinet pick with bipartisan support.
MACRA Health Catalyst Peer60
By Bernie Monegain 02:39 pm February 13, 2017
New research uncovers varying degrees of readiness but little concern about the potential to face penalties from the federal government.
Senate Tom Price

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

By Susan Morse 09:19 am February 10, 2017
The Georgia Representative needed no Democrats to get confirmation because the Republicans hold a majority of votes in the Senate. 
Kansas HIE empowers patients
By Diana Manos 08:09 am February 10, 2017
Kansas Health Information Network forwards all information, including notes and reports, to patients via a portal. 

DHMS Program Executive Officer Stacy Cummings

By Jessica Davis 10:29 am February 09, 2017
The Department of Defense turned on its electronic health record pilot MHS Genesis at the Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, Defense Healthcare Management Systems announced via Twitter on Tuesday.

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