Compliance & Legal

PillPack website screenshot.
By Jeff Lagasse 01:24 pm July 22, 2019
Surescripts is seeking to cut off PillPack's access to patient data, and the latter, an Amazon-owned company, isn't taking the matter lightly.
Surescripts files motion to dismiss FTC antitrust charge
By Mike Miliard 12:56 pm July 15, 2019
The e-prescribing giant says the Federal Trade Commission's complaint shouldn't be reviewed in federal court because it relies on several factual errors.
Hospitals are paying for not vetting their vendors
By Benjamin Harris 12:36 pm July 11, 2019
More than half of hospitals say they've had one or more data breaches caused by third-party vendors in the past two years, with an average cost of $2.9 million per incident – but too many are still failing to do adequate risk assessments.
By Nathan Eddy 04:03 pm July 01, 2019
Google, the University of Chicago Medical Center and University of Chicago are listed as defendants in a class action suit that alleges they failed to properly de-identify sensitive patient medical data.

Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, FDA's deputy director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation, says all device manufacturers should "monitor and assess cybersecurity vulnerability risk, and to be proactive about disclosing vulnerabilities."

By Benjamin Harris 02:24 pm July 01, 2019
The agency warns that older MiniMed devices – which have been recalled by Medtronic – could be hacked and remotely controlled, adding to the list of cyber concerns for IoT devices.
By Jeff Lagasse 11:39 am June 28, 2019
More than 70% of Virginia hospitals that garnish wages are nonprofit, and the money collected is only a tiny percentage of revenue.
Large health systems better prepared on security, says CHIME Report
By Nathan Eddy 10:47 am June 28, 2019
While most orgs surveyed said they have network access solutions to monitor devices connected to the network, fewer than half of small providers use network segmentation to control the spread of infections.
By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm June 25, 2019
The HIMSS EHR Association tells the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that the Promoting Interoperability Program needs consistency and specificity in its clinical requirements.
Hollywood Presbyterian uses bundle management platform to succeed in value-based care

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 12:24 pm June 20, 2019
Among other things, the technology has helped the hospital achieve a $3 million reconciliation payment annually for one CMS bundle alone.
By Nathan Eddy 10:05 am June 19, 2019
Even as they often rely on outmoded data management processes, 70% of execs and IT leaders say they're 'very' or 'extremely' confident of their infosec strategies.

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