Government & Policy

By Henry Powderly 03:23 pm April 24, 2017
While attempts to reform or replace the Affordable Care Act have been hampered by ideological divides, the president was able to install new leadership at key agencies.
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.
healthcare orgs fight cyberthreats
By Jessica Davis 02:02 pm April 24, 2017
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center will educate healthcare organizations and patients about risks associated with mobile data and apps.
AHIMA pushes Congress to fund ONC, continue investing in EHR interoperability
By Tom Sullivan 01:31 pm April 24, 2017
The industry group argued that not adequately funding the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT would undermine the 21st Century Cures Act and inhibit work toward a learning health system.
Vivek Murthy resigns Sylvia Trent-Adams takes over
By Tom Sullivan 11:18 am April 24, 2017
Sylvia Trent-Adams, Murthy’s deputy, takes over as acting Surgeon General.
By Jessica Davis 03:46 pm April 21, 2017
While the bulk of respondents to our poll picked the reigning EHR favorite, many think a different course would be the agency’s best option.
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.
health IT research funding AHRQ
By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm April 21, 2017
New grants seek to explore patient-reported data, tech-enabled quality improvement.  
Clinical Sensors lands $1.5 million in NIH grants for sepsis work

Clinical Sensors CEO Philippe Chemla.

By Bernie Monegain 10:57 am April 21, 2017
Startup is developing device to measure nitric oxide level in seconds.
VA should choose anyone but Cerner to ignite EHR interoperability
By Jessica Davis 09:15 am April 21, 2017
Going with a different electronic health record vendor to replace VistA might force the industry to take interoperability issues more seriously, Chilmark founder says.

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