Compliance & Legal
There's lots of work to do expanding access for underserved patients, said experts at the American Telemedicine Association's EDGE policy conference.
The American Hospital Association had raised concerns about the proposed rule this past December, saying it could lead to confusion and program failures.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Digital health advocates expressed mixed feelings about the colossal bill, which also authorized funding for telehealth work and rural hospital operations.
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.
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.
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.