By David Harlow 08:56 am November 17, 2011
I was interviewed for an article on AIS Health that came out last week. The title of this article -- on health care social media and regulatory and legal issues that health care providers may face in using these tools -- struck me as being tinged with hysteria.
By David Harlow 09:00 am November 09, 2011
The HITECH Act called for stepped-up HIPAA privacy and security and breach notification rule enforcement with respect to covered entities and business associates, to be accomplished by spot-check audits.
By David Harlow 09:08 am September 28, 2011
This post comes to you from the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco. The main conference kicks off today, but it has been preceded by a week of code-a-thons and a variety of other events, including HealthCamp and the four-track pre-conference.
By David Harlow 09:19 am August 15, 2011
Partners Health Care (the dominant provider network in Greater Boston) and Neighborhood Health Plan (a local mostly-Medicaid HMO) just announced that the former intends to acquire the latter, and maintain it as a separate operating entity.
By David Harlow 09:18 am August 03, 2011
The UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization released a white paper on Modernizing Rural Health Care.
By David Harlow 08:39 am June 02, 2011
HIPAA regulations long on the books require that covered entities provide patients with accounting of disclosures of their protected health information for any purpose other than treatment, payment or health care operations (TPO). The HITECH Act upped the ante, requiring accounting of disclosures of PHI for TPO as well.