Compliance & Legal

By Kat Jercich 03:14 pm July 10, 2020
A blog post published in Health Affairs outlines a framework for tracking the effectiveness of stakeholder behavior in response to ONC data-sharing rules.   
By Mike Miliard 02:14 pm July 09, 2020
The new telehealth-specific electronic clinical quality measures are to be used by eligible professionals and clinicians participating in CMS quality reporting programs such as MIPS and APMs.

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By Kat Jercich 03:09 pm July 02, 2020
"We are hearing from patients and providers who are concerned about when Medicare’s temporary changes to telehealth rules will be rolled back and whether they will receive any advance notice," they said.
By Kat Jercich 02:24 pm June 30, 2020
In a recent HIMSS20 Digital presentation, Microsoft M365 Security and Compliance CTO Hemma Prafullchandra warned that bad actors have felt empowered to take advantage of coronavirus fears.
By Mike Miliard 01:47 pm June 30, 2020
The speed and scale at which healthcare organizations have had to embrace cloud hosting, often without proper due diligence, could lead to lasting risks and vulnerabilities for a much bigger attack surface, according to new report from security vendor Vectra.
By Kat Jercich 10:06 am June 30, 2020
Medical associations, health systems, vendors and other stakeholders are asking Senate and House leaders to prioritize four areas when enshrining permanent changes to telemedicine regs.

"The work of this new office will be targeted to help reduce unnecessary burden, increase efficiencies, continue administrative simplification, increase the use of health informatics and improve the beneficiary experience," said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

By Mike Miliard 11:13 am June 24, 2020
In addition to reducing the hours and costs clinicians and providers incur for CMS-mandated compliance, the office will also focus on how health data can be harnessed for more efficient healthcare and improved patient experience.

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By Kat Jercich 12:36 pm June 19, 2020
The senator told Healthcare IT News in an interview that any work to expand telehealth access must include the needs of underserved populations.
By Kat Jercich 03:24 pm June 18, 2020
Predictive analytics platform CLEW's ICU tool uses artificial intelligence to help identify patients with a greater likelihood of respiratory failure or hemodynamic instability.
By Kat Jercich 12:03 pm June 18, 2020
The platform can now be used to furnish encrypted patient data to third-party applications.