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.

Feds Issue Warning on EHR Information Blocking

Why the Rush on Stage 3?

New Program Accredits Physician Practice Management Vendors

Encryption Remains Afterthought for Meaningful Use

Final Stage 3 Rule Pits APIs against Patient Portals

Senators Introduce Bill to Create HIT Rating System

11 Things to Know about the Meaningful Use Final Rule

Stage 2 Reporting Burden Shaved in Half


New MU Rules Still Present Challenge for Provider CIOs


Providers Get Breathing Room from CMS on MU Reporting Periods

Final Stage 3 Rule Released, But is It Really Final?

EHR Meaningful Use Rules Finalized

ONC Releases Final Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap

Should We Care About Mental Health Stigma?

OIG Faults OCR Breach Investigations

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