Electronic health care regulations and compliance
- April 22, 2020
ONC and CMS will give health systems additional time to comply with portions of the interoperability rules finalized last month. Plus, OIG released a proposed rule on information blocking enforcement.
- April 17, 2020
Healthcare providers are allowed to use some commercial video conferencing tools during the pandemic, but analysts say they should choose their tools carefully.
- April 17, 2020
COVID-19 is the crisis at hand, but healthcare CIOs also have to work on complying with new interoperability rules finalized last month.
- April 07, 2020
Healthcare CIOs should invest in and deploy new digital health tools cautiously and strategically, despite the FDA's decision to relax regulations during the coronavirus pandemic.
- March 18, 2020
Telehealth services are in high demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, but can providers keep pace?
- March 13, 2020
New healthcare regulations from ONC and CMS strive to make it easier to share health data. Industry players have something to say about that.
- March 12, 2020
Healthcare stakeholders say the information blocking provision in the long-awaited ONC final rule is a good step toward greater data sharing.
- March 09, 2020
More than 40,000 healthcare professionals attend the HIMSS20 conference to learn about the latest developments in digital health transformation and regulations.
- March 09, 2020
After months of delay, ONC and CMS announced the release of their long-awaited information blocking and interoperability rules.
- March 05, 2020
On Monday, President Trump was slated to speak at HIMSS 2020. On Thursday, the health IT event was canceled for the first time in 58 years due to the coronavirus outbreak.
- February 26, 2020
At HIMSS 2020, federal regulators' proposed interoperability rule will be the talk of the conference, whether it's been finalized or not.
- January 30, 2020
The latest development in the Google-Epic relationship may have less to do with customer interest and more to do with growing competition and reputation.
- January 29, 2020
EHR vendor Epic is stirring the privacy and data access debate once again as proposed rules from ONC and CMS are under review at the Office of Management and Budget.
- January 20, 2020
ONC's five-year strategic health IT draft plan lays out comprehensive goals, but, in some instances, how to achieve those goals is still murky.
- November 21, 2019
As proposed interoperability and information blocking rules from ONC and CMS are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget, the healthcare community expresses more concern about patient data security.
- November 05, 2019
CynergisTek looks to expand its services by acquiring Backbone Consultants, a small advisory firm that specializes in IT auditing and regulatory compliance.
- October 25, 2019
The adoption of value-based care models in healthcare is hindered by a lack of resources, according to more than 1,000 respondents of a Definitive Healthcare value-based care trends survey.
- October 18, 2019
The healthcare community uses security as a crutch to deny the sharing of patient data. That has to stop, according to Athenahealth CISO Taylor Lehmann.
- September 26, 2019
TEFCA is aimed mostly at health information exchanges, but AMIA's Jeffery Smith said healthcare CIOs can't ignore its progress.
- September 23, 2019
Proposed interoperability rules from ONC and CMS are on track to be finalized in November. Here, healthcare CIOs share their thoughts on how proposals will turn into practice.
- September 04, 2019
Establishing a value-based care environment requires institutional readiness and oftentimes changing an organization's mindset on how it delivers care.
- August 30, 2019
Experts say Massachusetts General Hospital should have included more details about the data breach it suffered in June. Doing so can be valuable to other institutions.
- August 23, 2019
Panelists at ONC's 3rd Interoperability Forum in Washington, D.C., talked about the FHIR standard lacking maturity, as well as facing implementation challenges.
- August 23, 2019
Healthcare APIs took a front seat during ONC's recent forum in Washington D.C. Panelists and healthcare experts outlined issues such as lack of patient awareness that could affect usage.
- July 23, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to lift a ban on using federal funds to create a national patient identifier. Healthcare leaders now want the U.S. Senate to do the same.
- July 18, 2019
What issues keep Northwell Health CIO John Bosco up at night? Cybersecurity and finding skilled healthcare IT staff who can keep up with innovation.
- July 16, 2019
The key to implementing healthcare cybersecurity best practices is to start small, according to Erik Decker, chief security and privacy officer for University of Chicago Medicine.
- June 06, 2019
ONC and CMS will begin considering feedback on the interoperability and information blocking rules the federal agencies proposed in February.
- June 05, 2019
Proposed rules are a good first step toward interoperability in healthcare, but don't go far enough, according to healthcare leaders.
- June 04, 2019
In an SEC filing, Quest Diagnostics disclosed a massive data breach at a medical collections agency it uses. Healthcare CIOs should see the news as a call to action.
- May 13, 2019
Healthcare organizations will pay less for HIPAA violation fines annually under Health and Human Services' new fines structure, but security should still be top of mind for CIOs.
- May 08, 2019
In a hearing, chairman of the Senate HELP Committee cautioned ONC and CMS officials to go slow if they want to get interoperability in healthcare done right.
- March 21, 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services turns to healthcare players for input on promoting EHR adoption in post-acute care settings. But greater adoption may not mean greater interoperability, according to one expert.
- January 10, 2019
The healthcare sector is anxiously awaiting the release of federal health agencies' rules on interoperability, but the government shutdown will further delay their release.
- December 14, 2018
A Colorado hospital has agreed to pay the OCR $111,400 after a former employee allegedly continued to have access to a web-based scheduling calendar and patient protected health information.
- April 25, 2018
CMS is replacing meaningful use with 'Promoting Interoperability' and proposing new Medicare payment programs with looser physician reporting rules and more price transparency.
- January 12, 2018
In an effort to help consumers make informed health decisions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) renewed its commitment to digital health technology in its 2018 strategic policy roadmap. The ...
- January 09, 2018
Federal health IT officials under the 21st Century Cures Act have proposed regulations for health data information sharing, the Trusted Exchange Framework 'network of networks.'
- September 28, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently announced in a blog post two changes that will be made to the agency's Health IT Certification Program. According to the blog ...
- August 17, 2017
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently appointed 15 new health IT experts to the also new Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee, a press release said. "The 21st ...
- January 26, 2017
President Donald Trump has already begun the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, by signing an executive order that allows certain government officials and entities to ...
- December 07, 2016
The U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 6, legislation that has some important implications for health IT including providing funding to initiatives started by President Barack ...