Compliance & Legal

By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm May 12, 2020
The tools could help payers manage the demands of standards-based interoperability challenges, and also offer security, identity management and consent management.
By Kat Jercich 12:27 pm May 12, 2020
Even as ONC and CMS push for wider patient data sharing, many healthcare consumers are hesitant. The American Medical Association has issued new privacy principles supporting the rights of individuals to control how their health information is used. 
By Kat Jercich 03:14 pm May 07, 2020
Phishing is still the number-one cause of breaches, according to the newly released BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report, with ransomware on the rise.
By Kat Jercich 12:35 pm May 06, 2020
The CMS final rules require Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals to send electronic notifications when patients are admitted, discharged or transferred.
By Fred Bazzoli 11:07 am May 05, 2020
As pressure mounts to return employees back to the workplace, even as COVID-19 continues to spread, healthcare organizations need to implement data-driven guidelines and testing processes to help ensure safety.
By Fred Bazzoli 11:56 am May 01, 2020
As the clock begins ticking on deadlines to meet federal rules implementing the 21st Century Cures Act, healthcare organizations must start the push toward compliance now. If done well, the effort should be worth it.
By Fred Bazzoli 12:06 pm April 28, 2020
The interoperability final rules that will be added to the Federal Register this week mention two implementation guides from the Da Vinci Project to help payers exchange data.
By Mike Miliard 09:35 am April 22, 2020
As healthcare organizations grapple with the coronavirus crisis, new flexibility includes three to six months of enforcement discretion for some – but not all – compliance dates.
By Nathan Eddy 12:35 pm April 21, 2020
The standard, in use at the Mayo Clinic since 2019, can help providers manage their COVID-19 response and comply with CMS and ONC data-exchange regulations, the company says.
By Mike Miliard 11:26 am April 10, 2020
Physicians are now allowed to care for patients at rural hospitals "via phone, radio or online communication, without having to be physically present."