Compliance & Legal

HIPAA compliance
By Jessica Davis 11:46 am May 04, 2018
While gap analysis can find existing vulnerabilities in an organization’s security, it’s not an equal substitution for HIPAA-required risk analysis.
eClinicalWorks DOJ settlement
By Bernie Monegain 09:19 am May 04, 2018
A look at what has transpired since the EHR vendor agreed to pay a fine in the False Claims suit that rattled the industry.
opioid crisis prescription drug monitoring programs
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm April 30, 2018
Issues with data standardization and the differences in regulations inhibit their potential.
EHR contract with Epic
By Jessica Davis 04:17 pm April 20, 2018
The board couldn’t rule out conflict of interest in the $62 million contract signed between Epic and the academic medical center to overhaul its legacy EHR and billing systems.
FDA medical device cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 04:23 pm April 18, 2018
The agency released a five-point plan outlining regulatory changes to bolster medical device safety, including requiring manufacturers ensure devices can be updated and patched.
New Jersey Virtua Medical HIPAA breach
By Jessica Davis 02:28 pm April 09, 2018
The penalty highlights the need for healthcare providers to thoroughly vet third-party vendors to ensure security best practices.
HHS asks court to dismiss Ciox lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 12:25 pm April 09, 2018
The medical records vendor sued the agency in January for ‘absurd’ enforcement -- but HHS claims that CiOX has no constitutional standing for such a case.
Microsoft sues Community Health Systems for alleged copyright infringement
By Jessica Davis 11:21 am April 04, 2018
CHS, already facing financial troubles, has been accused of breaching contractual obligations with the tech giant, by continuing the use of Microsoft products at some of its recently sold hospitals.
NQF weighs in on meaningful measures
By Mike Miliard 01:37 pm March 30, 2018
Measure Applications Partnership wants better alignment and purpose for the myriad quality measures hospitals, practices and LTPAC sites have to report.
NIST framework
By Mike Miliard 09:49 am March 30, 2018
Inside access control of employees a must says health law attorney Barry Herrin.

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