Government & Policy
Digital health advocates expressed mixed feelings about the colossal bill, which also authorized funding for telehealth work and rural hospital operations.
The Office for Civil Rights' 13th such settlement in the past year-plus comes on the heels of new proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule that prioritize patient access.
The COVID-19 crisis prompted an enormous uptick in virtual care use from patients and providers – but it has also raised a number of questions about telehealth's security, accessibility and longevity.
Despite it being a challenging year, 2020 marked a unique opportunity for HIMSS TV to bring you the latest news and interviews in the digital health world, from the comfort of your own home.
If the bill is signed by Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio would become the 20th state requiring a prescribing clinician to be in the presence of a patient when providing a medication abortion.
Healthcare lawyer Matt Fisher breaks down how the changes could affect patient privacy and access.
According to the latest GE Global Innovation Barometer, the Gulf country is a global leader in creating an “innovation-conducive environment”, with the majority of those surveyed believing that healthcare outperformed all other sectors with respect to innovation progress.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights outlined several circumstances in which the disclosures of protected health information with public health authorities are permitted under HIPAA.
Breached network management software vendor SolarWinds has also listed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Blue Cross Blue Shield as customers.
In lieu of permanent policy change, industry groups urged legislators to extend temporary telehealth flexibilities through the end of 2021.