Patient safety and quality improvement News
March 04, 2015
From improving customer experience to connecting medical devices to physicians' smartphones, the Internet of Things is steadily colonizing healthcare.
January 16, 2015
OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels promises tough HIPAA audits in 2015 and says OCR will propose that harmed individuals get a percentage of civil fines.
October 06, 2014
Following last year's pilot, the next round of HIPAA health data security audits are expected to start, behind schedule, in early 2015.
September 26, 2014
Replacing Lygeia Ricciardi, who resigned last summer, incoming ONC Acting Director of Consumer eHealth Lana Moriarty talks patient engagement.
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