Compliance & Legal

Large health systems better prepared on security, says CHIME Report
By Nathan Eddy 10:47 am June 28, 2019
While most orgs surveyed said they have network access solutions to monitor devices connected to the network, fewer than half of small providers use network segmentation to control the spread of infections.
By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm June 25, 2019
The HIMSS EHR Association tells the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that the Promoting Interoperability Program needs consistency and specificity in its clinical requirements.
Hollywood Presbyterian uses bundle management platform to succeed in value-based care

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 12:24 pm June 20, 2019
Among other things, the technology has helped the hospital achieve a $3 million reconciliation payment annually for one CMS bundle alone.
By Nathan Eddy 10:05 am June 19, 2019
Even as they often rely on outmoded data management processes, 70% of execs and IT leaders say they're 'very' or 'extremely' confident of their infosec strategies.
Infusion pump-linked workstations contain critical security flaw
By Nathan Eddy 12:08 pm June 14, 2019
Bad actors can use the Becton, Dickinson and Company Alaris Gateway Workstations to “authenticate” malicious and potentially dangerous content, CyberMDX discovered.
Healthcare executives lack action plan to combat cybersecurity threats
By Nathan Eddy 11:43 am June 14, 2019
The C-suite recognizes these threats, but 54% of respondents to a new survey said the biggest barrier to meeting privacy and security challenges was lack of adequate resources.
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.

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