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OCR investigating Banner Health for 2016 breach of 3.7 million patient records

The Arizona health system is cooperating with the investigation but expects to receive negative findings and a potential fine.

Europe's GDPR privacy law is coming: Here's what US health orgs need to know

By May 25, U.S. providers caring for EU patients will need to brush up on consent forms, data sharing and privacy monitoring because the General Data Protection Regulation is tougher than HIPAA.

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, former president charged by SEC with 'massive fraud'

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of scandal-ridden startup Theranos, with “massive fraud.”

Along with former Theranos President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, Holmes has been charged with raising over $700 million from investors “through an elaborate, years-long fraud in which they exaggerated or made false statements about the company’s technology, business and financial performance.”

ONC leaders call for fewer regulations, not more

As the agency works to advance an array of big projects, ONC is also focused on reducing documentation and quality reporting burdens for providers.

Beyond meaningful use: How enterprise IT modernization enables providers to focus on improving outcomes

William Kloes, president of commercial health at Leidos, believes that deeply integrated IT systems can deliver the data and analytics needed to prosper in the new world of value-based care.

Feds blast Health Net for refusing to comply with vulnerability testing

While the insurer complied with the initial rounds of audits, Office of Personnel Management officials said it soon became clear Health Net didn’t intend to fully comply.

Trump's economic report knocks meaningful use, ACA

The administration said the burden these programs put on doctors and hospitals has led to consolidation, which reduces competition and drives prices higher.

Supreme Court rejects CareFirst bid to review breach case

The case heads back to a lower court where CareFirst faces a class action lawsuit from patients impacted by a 2014 breach of the insurance company.

Watchdog says VA Secretary David Shulkin misused federal funds

A report found David Shulkin, MD, also improperly accepted tickets to Wimbledon during his summer trip to Europe, but the secretary calls the report inaccurate and biased.

Virginia proposes tracking provider prescribing habits with PDMP

Passed unanimously by the House, the bill would require the Department of Health Professions Director to annually review the controlled substance prescribing patterns of providers.