Compliance & Legal

House votes to overturn long-standing unique patient identifier ban
By Bill Siwicki 02:44 pm June 13, 2019
If it makes it through the Senate and the president, the amendment to HR 2740 could finally clear the way for big progress in matching the right data to the right patients.
HIMSS Lanyards.
By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 03:25 pm June 12, 2019
Consent-and trust-based services is what Europe could contribute to the global platform economy.
WEDI comments on CMS and ONC proposed rules for provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act
By Bill Siwicki 02:45 pm June 07, 2019
WEDI commends the work undertaken to advance interoperability but feels the proposed timeline is insufficient for provider adoption and implementation and EHR vendor development.
Quest Diagnostics data breach – the industry sounds off
By Bill Siwicki 02:10 pm June 04, 2019
Cybersecurity experts from across health IT offer their opinions on the breach itself, what must be done for the lab company to fix security and regain trust – and how similar incidents can be avoided across healthcare.
By Nathan Eddy 12:27 pm June 03, 2019
The Department of Justice charged Coffey Health System with failing to conduct the risk analyses required by the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

Rima Abdel-Massih, MD, director of tele-ID services at UPMC, will serve as chief medical offer at ID Connect.

By Mike Miliard 02:17 pm May 20, 2019
Diagnosis and treatment of disease and antibiotic-resistant bacteria is complex and challenging for small hospitals, who could care for patients with remote help from top-tier infectious disease experts.
By Benjamin Harris 11:01 am May 17, 2019
Healthcare systems need to collaborate on defense and rely on AI and machine learning to respond to new threats, study finds.
Whistle and "Whistle blower" written in block letters.
By Laura Lovett 02:16 pm May 02, 2019
Erika Cheung recently launched the Ethics in Entrepreneurship venture in Hong Kong and the US to help startups navigate ethics in innovation.
By Benjamin Harris 12:02 pm April 29, 2019
A new security report finds the average institution leaves terabytes of sensitive information exposed to unauthorized parties.
Marin General now spends $15,000 instead of $400,000 to protect its printers from cyber attack
By Bill Siwicki 01:25 pm April 22, 2019
Printers present a unique cybersecurity threat, and the provider organization was serious about protecting them and staying in compliance with HIPAA. It also was serious about ROI.