Compliance & Legal

FDA building sign

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By Laura Lovett 01:55 pm September 14, 2018
Though not without critics, the FDA has advanced regulatory processes for apps, medical devices, genomics and clinical decision support.
doctor using smartphone
By Bill Siwicki 02:09 pm August 23, 2018
An Internet of Things expert from Travelers discusses equipment maintenance software, smart screens and IoT-linked cabinets.
ClearData cloud security at HIMSS18 booth in Las Vegas
By Mike Miliard 03:55 pm August 09, 2018
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.
Qliq secure texting app

Qliq secure texting app. Credit: YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 03:35 pm August 09, 2018
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.
eclinicalworks fined by HHS OIG for patient safety risk
By Jessica Davis 10:07 am July 31, 2018
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 settles class-action lawsuit
By Mike Miliard 03:04 pm June 29, 2018
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 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.
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.
Colorado passes new 30-day notification data protection law
By Jessica Davis 01:08 pm June 07, 2018
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
By Mike Miliard 04:26 pm June 05, 2018
AHIMA offers advice for using the new codes, created as part of the Quality Payment Program, which have begun being reported voluntarily this year.

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