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.


Info Blocking Gains Prominence as Interoperability Challenge

CMS Administrator: ‘We Need to Adjust and Make Things Easier’

CMS to SNFs: You’re on Your Own to Automate

When Should You Outsource Security?

Lack of Funds from Congress Leaves Health IT Safety Center in Limbo

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ONC Privacy Head Outlines Goals, Priorities for Her Office

How to Prepare for Increased HIPAA Audits

HHS CTO Says Feds Helping Drive Health IT Innovation

Feds Update HIPAA Privacy, Security Guidance

AMA Lays Out Digital Health Plan at HIMSS15 Conference

CIO Forum Tackles Changing Roles for HIT Leaders

Data Blocking Hampers Interoperability, ONC Says

FDA Program Fast-Tracks Devices for Unmet Medical Needs

Congress Continues to Block Nationwide Unique Patient Identifier

FTC to ONC: Don’t Sacrifice Competition for Interoperability

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