Compliance & Legal

Joe Biden at a lectern

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By Kat Jercich 03:33 pm January 12, 2021
There's lots of work to do expanding access for underserved patients, said experts at the American Telemedicine Association's EDGE policy conference.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar

HHS Secretary Alex Azar (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 12:04 pm January 08, 2021
The American Hospital Association had raised concerns about the proposed rule this past December, saying it could lead to confusion and program failures.
By Mike Miliard 10:05 am January 07, 2021
An API Resource Guide, specifics on new 2015 Edition Certification Criteria requirements and reminders about key compliance dates are among the resources for software developers to help ensure 21st Century Cures compliance.
A person with a tablet in a darkened server room
By Kat Jercich 12:23 pm December 30, 2020
Many of the top 10 incidents logged by HHS Office for Civil Rights involved ransomware, but a few stemmed from device theft or improper record disposal.
Aetna building

"Aetna Office Bldg II" by Montgomery County Planning Commission, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

By Kat Jercich 02:25 pm December 28, 2020
Aetna, which contracts with EyeMed to provide vision benefit services for members, said an EyeMed email mailbox was accessed by an unauthorized individual earlier this year.
Motor vehicles stalled in a traffic jam
By Bradley Merrill Thompson 05:20 pm December 23, 2020
As the agency's workload swells with the weight of a public health emergency, digital health companies on a timeline should consider whether their products truly warrant a regulatory submission, writes Epstein Becker & Green's Bradley Merrill Thompson.
Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Cheriss May/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 02:51 pm December 23, 2020
Digital health advocates expressed mixed feelings about the colossal bill, which also authorized funding for telehealth work and rural hospital operations.
A Departement of Health and Human Services building
By Mike Miliard 10:05 am December 23, 2020
The Office for Civil Rights' 13th such settlement in the past year-plus comes on the heels of new proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule that prioritize patient access.
A patient speaks with a doctor via laptop
By Kat Jercich 09:14 am December 22, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis prompted an enormous uptick in virtual care use from patients and providers – but it has also raised a number of questions about telehealth's security, accessibility and longevity.
Abortion pills

Abortion pills by VAlaSiurua, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

By Kat Jercich 03:58 pm December 21, 2020
If the bill is signed by Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio would become the 20th state requiring a prescribing clinician to be in the presence of a patient when providing a medication abortion.