Government & Policy

FDA digital health regulations

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, testifying in front of Congress in June. Credit: YouTube

By Dave Muoio 02:51 pm December 26, 2017
With a new administrator at the helm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps toward regulating decision support, software-as-a-medical-device, mobile tech in clinical trials and more.
Epic EHR stories of 2017
By Bernie Monegain 01:13 pm December 26, 2017
The biggest electronic health record company made plenty of big news this past year, beginning with the scoop that it would develop new technology aimed at smaller hospitals.

A snapshot of Aledade's tool. 

By Bernie Monegain 03:56 pm December 20, 2017
Farzad Mostashari's startup gives physicians the tools and assistance to build accountable care organizations.
HHS cybersecurity audit
By Jessica Davis 02:37 pm December 20, 2017
The watchdog’s biggest concern was the agency’s identity and access management at four operating divisions in 2016.
Kaspersky sues US Homeland Security Department
By Jessica Davis 03:36 pm December 19, 2017
The Russia-based security firm is claiming the government denied the company basic due process and has harmed their reputation and commercial interests without evidence of wrongdoing.
OCR revamps HIPAA in wake of opioid crisis, 21st Century Cures rules
By Mike Miliard 03:20 pm December 19, 2017
HHS Office for Civil Rights offers new perspective on the privacy law as it relates to mental health and substance abuse, clinical research.
WannaCry ransomware

Kim Jong Un. Credit: Wikimedia

By Jessica Davis 10:34 am December 19, 2017
The global ransomworm attack crippled over 300,000 devices in more than 150 countries in May, including 16 branches of the U.K. National Health Service.
VA Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm December 18, 2017
Veterans Affairs will require Cerner to work with agency affiliates, providers and other EHR vendors to fuel interoperability.
white house banned words
By Tom Sullivan 01:30 pm December 18, 2017
Everyone working in healthcare will use those – and the five other words the CDC is banned from writing – no matter what.
ONC posts patient-data matching best practices framework
By Bernie Monegain 02:01 pm December 15, 2017
The framework's five categories include data governance, quality, operations, platforms and standards.

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