Compliance & Legal

Ted Yoho

Ted Yoho by Gage Skidmore, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

By Kat Jercich 01:08 pm November 25, 2020
Introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho, the bipartisan legislation would make funding from the Bureau of Health Workforce conditional on adopting the compact within three years.
A telehealth visit
By Kat Jercich 09:58 am November 25, 2020
The American Telemedicine Association said the newly released final rules move the healthcare industry closer to a value-based care model.
Person on computer in telehealth consultation
By Kat Jercich 10:51 am November 19, 2020
American Medical Association delegates adopted a policy this week directing the organization to keep working to support telehealth advancements during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cybersecurity breach
By Mike Miliard 02:03 pm November 18, 2020
The 2020 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey finds very tight security budgets, vast landscapes of legacy systems and only modest improvements in risk assessments and proactive measures.
eClinicalWorks logo at a trade show booth
By Kat Jercich 01:05 pm November 12, 2020
Citing patient safety, the agency says it has "significant concerns" regarding the electronic health record vendor's compliance with its obligation under a 2017 Corporate Integrity Agreement.
Two people wearing masks and scrubs stand outside a COVID-19 patient's room

Cesc Maymo, Getty Images

By Kat Jercich 09:11 am November 12, 2020
Ed Simcox, who left HHS in February, says it's time to create an information-sharing system that leverages modern technologies – before the next crisis hits.
The Aetna building
By Kat Jercich 01:10 pm November 02, 2020
The fines are the latest effort on OCR's part to enforce HIPAA regulations around protected health information.
Cleveland skyline

The Cleveland skyline (Chris Capell, Flickr)

By Kat Jercich 04:32 pm October 29, 2020
Of the 15 cities examined, Cleveland had the highest rate of hospitals that reported the ability to find, send, receive and integrate electronic health information with sources outside their health system, according to a new report from ONC.  
U.S. Interoperability Map
By Mike Miliard 12:47 pm October 29, 2020
The updated interim final rule, meant to offer providers and developers more flexibility as they respond to COVID-19, also pushes out health IT certification requirements.
DEA Acting Administrator Timothy Shea stands at a lectern

DEA Acting Administrator Timothy Shea (Pool, Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 10:46 am October 29, 2020
Such a regulation would assist providers with implementing medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in the longer term.