Compliance & Legal

man pointing at a computer screen with phone in hand
By Jessica Davis 02:08 pm October 10, 2018
HITRUST launched a security program to help start-up companies bolster their privacy and security foundations, including the adoption of the most comprehensive risk management, compliance and security services.
HIPAA complaince audit form
By Corinne Smith 11:15 am October 10, 2018
As HIPAA was written when most providers still used paper charts, the framework today has plenty of room for improvement.
illustration of man holding red umbrella
By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm October 09, 2018
Part two of our cyber insurance series highlights the need for healthcare organizations to compare prices and find a carrier willing to partner on cybersecurity.
Blue Cross Blue Shield building exterior with logos
By Jessica Davis 09:30 am September 21, 2018
An employee uploaded a file containing member information to a public-facing website in April, but officials did not discover the error until July.
FDA building sign

Credit: FDA

By Laura Lovett 01:55 pm September 14, 2018
Though not without critics, the FDA has advanced regulatory processes for apps, medical devices, genomics and clinical decision support.
doctor using smartphone
By Bill Siwicki 02:09 pm August 23, 2018
An Internet of Things expert from Travelers discusses equipment maintenance software, smart screens and IoT-linked cabinets.
ClearData cloud security at HIMSS18 booth in Las Vegas
By Mike Miliard 03:55 pm August 09, 2018
Company says expanding coverage for Amazon, Google Cloud, Microsoft and others, makes it easier for hospitals to comply with a host of data privacy regulations.
Qliq secure texting app

Qliq secure texting app. Credit: YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 03:35 pm August 09, 2018
A new communication process in the emergency department helped the hospital reduce the time it took a patient to get to their new unit by almost half an hour.
eclinicalworks fined by HHS OIG for patient safety risk
By Jessica Davis 10:07 am July 31, 2018
Just one year after it settled with the DOJ for $155 million, OIG dinged the cloud-based EHR vendor for violating the settlement terms in its corporate integrity agreement.
Cerner settles class-action lawsuit
By Mike Miliard 03:04 pm June 29, 2018
The lawsuit, litigation for which had lasted for more than three years, alleged that the EHR developer had misclassified certain employees to keep from paying them overtime.

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