Government & Policy

By Sid Nair 08:07 am August 03, 2015
EHR vendors don't really have a strong incentive to make their products interoperable. But putting those standards in the hands of the government also isn't perfect.
By Rick Kam 09:26 am July 30, 2015
The dangers of data breach make for great headlines: data held for ransom, financial fraud, medical identity theft. But despite the risks of a breach, the most immediate threat in most security incidents is failure to comply with regulatory requirements.
By Eric Wicklund 09:16 am July 30, 2015
Not a consultant, EHR vendor or government contractor, this set of technologies promises to play a significant role in the modernization initiative.
By Frank Ingari 10:41 am July 28, 2015
Here's a hint: MA is the only national program that engages payers, providers and consumers to support all three elements of the Triple Aim.
By Jack McCarthy 07:58 am July 23, 2015
Despite recent mainstream praise, prominent doctors offer cautious optimism and even resistance to the practice of telehealth.
By Mary Chaput 08:09 am July 21, 2015
An important precedent has been established within the legislation: a potential willingness to tailor HIPAA standards to bolster how health information is used, and shared, for research.
By David Harlow 11:42 am July 20, 2015
Tucked into the FDA innovations of the 21st Century Cures Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent over to the Senate is a subtitle on interoperability.
By Chris Powell 07:12 am July 17, 2015
The phrase "geospatial intelligence" is not exactly a household term in healthcare circles, but that could change. Here's a look at the promise these tools hold for the healthcare realm.
By Jeff Rowe 11:34 am July 13, 2015
There’s a distinct consumer angle to this rapidly emerging landscape as apps enable the sharing of treatment and study data. But such developments are not without potential downsides.
By Carl Natale 09:09 am June 29, 2015
Productivity losses? Denied claims? Not so fast! Here's what to really expect after October 1.

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