Compliance & Legal

Could HHS information blocking rule have unintended consequences on data sharing and security?
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm September 13, 2019
A legal expert who helped write HIMSS’ comments on the proposed rule offers an in-depth look at the new regs, and explains what they could mean for IT and infosec leaders.
By Nathan Eddy 05:51 pm September 11, 2019
One new study hypothesizes that a reason medical records aren't being advertised on the underground markets is that cybercriminals are culling PII from the stolen records and selling it off separately.
By Mike Miliard 12:07 pm September 10, 2019
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg pays $85,000 to HHS Office for Civil Rights and promises remediation after failing to give an expectant mother timely access to her medical records.
ONC names Sequoia Project as TEFCA coordinator
By Mike Miliard 02:46 pm September 04, 2019
The nonprofit interoperability group will lead development, implementation and maintenance of the common agreement aspects of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement.
HITRUST intros analytics tools, CISO group to help with security assessments
By Mike Miliard 01:36 pm September 04, 2019
The group's new board subcommittee and automation technology can offer added efficiency for health organizations seeking to boost the quality of their CSF assessments, it says.
Implementation best practices: Kicking off quality and safety tech
By Bill Siwicki 12:20 pm August 29, 2019
Five experts in healthcare quality and safety technologies offer CIOs and other health IT workers in-depth tips and best practices for implementing these tools effectively.
HHS awards $107M for health centers, recognizes excellence in HIT and telehealth
By Nathan Eddy 11:19 am August 21, 2019
Its Quality Improvement Awards recognize the nation’s health centers. Its Advancing Health IT for Quality Awards recognize health centers that used HIT or telehealth services to increase access to care and advance quality.
EHR association voices support, deadline concerns for prior authorization standard
By Nathan Eddy 11:32 am August 19, 2019
The Electronic Health Record Association gives its OK to CMS’ version 2017071 standard for electronic prior authorization applied to prescription drugs for the Medicare Part D program.
Intraprise Health BluePrint Protect can help detect, manage security risks
By Nathan Eddy 11:30 am August 14, 2019
BluePrint's visualization software coalesces security program data from disparate sources into a central "source of truth" founded on the company's workflow automation and rules engine.
By Susan Morse 10:08 am August 09, 2019
Allscripts has agreed to pay $145 million to resolve potential civil and criminal liability in connection to a Department of Justice investigation into the business practices of Practice Fusion, a company it acquired in 2018, the EHR technology company said in its second quarter

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