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.

Are Stage 1 and 2 Really Achieving Meaningful EHR Use?

Guidance Available for New Medical Device Identifier

Mobile Medical Apps Get Short Shrift in Fed HIT Strategy

ONC Needs to Improve Risk-Rating Features of New Security Tool

NovoPath Launches Patient Portal Software

10 Tips for Successful Implementation of a Patient Portal

Taking the Sense Out of Incentives

Feds Schedule Meeting on HIT Regulation, Seek Comments

No Quality of Care Benefit for Doctors Using MU EHRs

85% of Medicare MU Early Adopters Attested for 2011-2013

CMS Finally Breaks Its Silence on ICD-10 Delay

AHA, Hospitals Sue HHS Over the Two-Midnight Rule

8 Ways to Take Advantage of the ICD-10 Delay

Deloitte Says Many Providers Disappointed By ICD-10 Delay

Why You Need A Chief Information Security Officer


Unlike some other major industries, health care incorporates geospatial data only sparingly. But that could change quickly with population health a priority.

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