Compliance & Legal

Hospital worker logs data on computer
By Mike Miliard 10:00 am May 12, 2021
As hospitals work with their EHR vendors to manage compliance with the ONC rules, some are still seeking clarity – and some say they're skeptical about how much they'll advance interoperability.
A gavel next to binders
By Kat Jercich 03:06 pm May 03, 2021
The Miami-based EHR vendor is accused of violating the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute via its marketing-referral program.  
The Capitol Building
By Kat Jercich 09:06 am April 30, 2021
The legislation, sponsored by 50 senators, would permanently remove geographic restrictions on telehealth sites and expand originating sites, among other provisions.
FHIR
By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm April 27, 2021
Built with help from Edifecs, the CAQH Endpoint Directory can help enable more widespread data sharing among app developers, payers and state Medicaid agencies as the new regs come online.
A person on a laptop in front of a server room
By Kat Jercich 03:59 pm April 27, 2021
In a recent blog post, Federal Trade Commission attorney Elisa Jillson offered recommendations for using artificial intelligence truthfully, fairly and equitably.
A pile of binders
By Kat Jercich 03:40 pm April 19, 2021
The agency changed regulations concerning medical device data systems, medical image storage devices and medical image communications devices, among others.
Data is shared between buildings
By Kat Jercich 01:40 pm April 08, 2021
Nearly half of respondents to a recent survey said they were not familiar with the term "information blocking," although 70% said they were aware of rules taking effect on April 5.
Saint Peter's University Hospital Saint Peter's Healthcare System
By Bill Siwicki 11:41 am April 06, 2021
The Interoperability and Patient Access final rule includes a section that modifies the Medicare Conditions of Participation that introduces patient event notifications. The hospital has new tech at the ready.
Pills
By Kat Jercich 10:49 am April 02, 2021
The state enacted a law in January requiring physicians – rather than healthcare clinic staff – to be present when a patient takes abortion-inducing medication.
Bad actors' hands at a keyboard in a shadowy environment
By Kat Jercich 12:11 pm March 16, 2021
An eye care practice reported that an unauthorized individual had gained access to an employee's work email in January.