Compliance & Legal

By Kat Jercich 04:56 pm September 09, 2020
The commission, which advises Congress on issues affecting Medicare, put forth a number of options aimed at maximizing care access while minimizing risk.
By Mike Miliard 01:14 pm September 09, 2020
The lawsuit had alleged that de-identified data from University of Chicago Medical Center patients, used for machine learning projects, was still identifiable given Google's data mining and AI capabilities.
By Kat Jercich 04:41 pm September 03, 2020
A George Mason University professor argues in a new report that hurdles to entrepreneurial exploration are slowing telehealth expansion.
By Healthcare IT News 11:17 am August 28, 2020
HIMSS Media editors discuss the politicization of the Post Office – and of healthcare agencies like the FDA, the CDC and HHS.

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By Kat Jercich 01:19 pm August 27, 2020
In July, a Maryland federal judge issued an injunction blocking the FDA's in-person abortion requirements for the duration of the pandemic.
By Kat Jercich 12:23 pm August 27, 2020
The CDC this week issued controversial guidelines saying people without symptoms may not need to seek testing, even if they've been exposed to someone with the virus.
By Kat Jercich 03:08 pm August 21, 2020
Following President Trump's executive order on virtual care, the American Hospital Association issued a series of recommendations supporting access to telehealth after the public health emergency ends.
By Mike Miliard 02:29 pm August 11, 2020
A nonexistent "Secretary of Compliance, HIPAA Compliance Division" is mailing postcards that ask privacy and security leaders to visit a fraudulent URL for the purpose of setting up a risk assessment.
By Mike Miliard 10:14 am August 11, 2020
While the APIs mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act will eventually enable a more "seamless experience" across the care continuum, he said, state health information exchanges have a crucial role to play in coordinating pandemic response right now.
By Kat Jercich 09:38 am July 30, 2020
The guidelines suggest the ability to document all guardians and caregivers, compute weight-based drug dosage and track incomplete preventative care opportunities.