Compliance & Legal

House investigating HHS

Energy and Commerce Committee chambers. Credit: Facebook

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm November 15, 2017
HHS is accused of retaliating against two of its cybersecurity leaders for speaking with the committee.
Hospital sues Leapfrog over safety grade
By Jessica Davis 09:25 am November 15, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital alleges Leapfrog used inaccurate information about CPOE data when it lowered the hospital's patient safety grade in a report.

Photo via Outcome Health on Facebook

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:57 pm November 10, 2017
Advocate Health, Edward-Elmhurst both said they had plans to expand their use of Outcome’s screens, but have put them on hold.
Patrick Soon-Shiong
By Jessica Davis 12:30 pm November 06, 2017
An investigation by Politico revealed more than 100 of the reported 1,286 genetic tests sold in 2016 by NantHealth were purchased by three doctors who are on the payroll of one of Soon-Shiong’s companies.
Epic sued
By Bernie Monegain 03:50 pm November 03, 2017
The EHR giant called the allegations “fundamental misunderstanding of how claims software works.”
MACRA final rule
By Mike Miliard 01:46 pm November 03, 2017
While doctors can use either 2014 or 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology, CMS is giving a 10 percent bonus to those practices using only 2015 edition CEHRT.
Supreme Court breach lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 11:08 am November 03, 2017
The definition of harm as it relates to data breaches has been placed front-and-center in legal cases this year.
cures act

James Cannatti, Senior Counselor For Health Information Technology, testifies at a congressional hearing Tuesday. Photo via senate.gov

By Jessica Davis 04:16 pm October 31, 2017
Due to the Trump administration’s budget cuts for the ONC, the agency won’t be able to meet the requirement set out in the 21st Century Cures Act, officials told a Senate committee.
By Jessica Davis 10:21 am October 23, 2017
The case was dismissed based on jurisdiction, but the VA and Cerner both say CliniComp has not shown why the VA’s decision is illegal or unjustified.
EHR certification compliance
By Bill Siwicki 04:32 pm October 20, 2017
Only 9 percent are fully compliant with ONC’s 2015 EHR certification, according to a new report from the eHealth Initiative. 

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