The highly regulated health care industry must contend with an ever-changing array of mandates from the state and federal governments. In this section, stories cover a broad range of laws that affect privacy and security of health information, the use of medical devices, and initiatives requiring data reporting for quality purposes. In addition, health care reform topics such as accountable care organizations and health insurance exchanges are covered here.


Hospital CIOs Complain about Poor EHR Usability

FDA Guidance Distinguishes Medical Device Recalls from Enhancements

AHRQ Funds EHR Workflow Study in ERs

Providers Not Enthusiastic about Patient Portal Solutions

Optimizing an EHR May be Better than Replacing It

CCHIT Announces It Will End Operations by November 14

Physician Dissatisfaction with Medicare Reporting Skyrockets

AMA Voices Concerns about Leadership Departures at ONC

HIPAA Omnibus Rule Penalties Deserve Serious Attention

Johns Hopkins Medicine Leads Online Ebola Learning Module Development

ONC Exodus Continues with DeSalvo, Reider Departures

Health Providers Support Public APIs to Achieve Interoperability

ONC Leader DeSalvo Moving to HHS

CMS Dangles $840M for Physician Practice Transformation

API Offers Ability to Target Ebola with EHR App

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