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ClearData earns new HITRUST cert for cloud security offerings

Company says expanding coverage for Amazon, Google Cloud, Microsoft and others, makes it easier for hospitals to comply with a host of data privacy regulations.

Arnot Health uses secure texting to slash ED door-to-floor times by 36%

A new communication process in the emergency department helped the hospital reduce the time it took a patient to get to their new unit by almost half an hour.

Community Health Systems under scrutiny for EHRs, meaningful use

In an SEC filing, the for-profit chain says it is cooperating with an investigation into its hospitals' participation in the federal incentive program but offered few details.

eClinicalWorks fined $132,500 by HHS OIG for patient safety risk

Just one year after it settled with the DOJ for $155 million, OIG dinged the cloud-based EHR vendor for violating the settlement terms in its corporate integrity agreement.

Cerner to pay $4.5 million to settle class-action overtime suit

The lawsuit, litigation for which had lasted for more than three years, alleged that the EHR developer had misclassified certain employees to keep from paying them overtime.

FDA's second draft Pre-Cert released but real rule-making needed

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.

MD Anderson to pay $4.3 million settlement with OCR for HIPAA violations

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.

Colorado passes data protection law requiring breach notification within 30 days

The month-long window is the shortest turnaround from a state and doesn’t exempt the healthcare sector, effectively giving Colorado providers just half the time required by HIPAA to report.

What providers should know about CMS patient relationship category codes

AHIMA offers advice for using the new codes, created as part of the Quality Payment Program, which have begun being reported voluntarily this year.

Despite Cerner protests, Epic EHR contract with UI Health upheld by Illinois

Since the Illinois health system signed with Epic in September, Cerner repeatedly challenged the contract for a conflict of interest and an unfair bidding process.