Government & Policy

FDA's Pre-Certtification draft

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By Jonah Comstock 09:27 am June 25, 2018
The new guidance suggests that new KPI standards in 12 categories to allow companies to test regardless of whether they already have a device on the market.
By Healthcare IT News Staff 10:16 am June 22, 2018
Submissions for speaking opportunities at the health IT conference are open until July 16, 2018.
CMS unveils new Data Element Library
By Mike Miliard 01:43 pm June 21, 2018
The database will help EHR vendors incorporate health IT standards to smooth the exchange of patient information across care settings.
CMS to host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference this summer
By Mike Miliard 08:54 am June 21, 2018
The event, on Aug. 13, will host app developers to build and innovate software that can help patients access and understand their health data, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said.
VA open FHIR API project discussion at HL7 event
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm June 19, 2018
Veterans Health Affairs’ director of standards and interoperability warns that FHIR is not a cure all, just one valuable asset in a tech toolbox.
MD Anderson to pay $4.3M for HIPAA violations

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By Jessica Davis 03:12 pm June 19, 2018
The cancer research center argued it didn’t need to encrypt its data as it was for research, but a federal judge upheld the OCR fine.
Patents hold clues about Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft plans for healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 09:01 am June 18, 2018
A brief look at what hospitals should know about hundreds of patents tech giants have filed relative to health IT.
drug shortages

AMA responds to shortages of sterile intravenous products containing saline or other fluids for patient care in all medical settings with a request to HHS and Homeland Security to treat drug shortages as a national security initiative.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:11 pm June 15, 2018
One new policy deems drug shortages an urgent public health crisis and seeks to have manufacturing sites deemed critical infrastructure.
House Committee increases NIH funds, cuts ONC by 29%
By Bernie Monegain 12:43 pm June 15, 2018
Congress funding for medical research programs to fight the opioid epidemic, and a boost for healthcare IT.
Kaspersky yanks Europol participation

U.S. intelligence agencies testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11 about their lack of confidence in Kaspersky software. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:58 pm June 14, 2018
While fighting conspiracy allegations for more than a year, Kaspersky had continued to work with law enforcement to fight ransomware and other threats, including the global WannaCry attack.

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