Policy & Regulation Archive
Seventeen provider associations are asking the federal government to immediately reverse its decision for a full year of reporting for Stage 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program in 2015.
About 115,000 people who signed up for Obamacare and may not be legal residents of the U.S. will lose their insurance coverage at the end of the month, the government said Monday.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen wants assurance from Apple Corp. that the Apple Watch product coming in 2015 has sufficient privacy protections.
Only three in 10 individuals had online access to their medical records last year, according to results of a national survey reported in a new data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
The American Telemedicine Association has released two state policy reports which identify gaps in coverage and reimbursement, and in physician practice standards and licensure.
Apple Computer is trying to be sensitive to how consumer health data in apps using its HealthKit software development platform will be used, as evidenced by the vendors rules which include significant protections for consumers.
Today marks the start of National Health IT Week, Sept. 15-19, with events and activities in Washington, D.C. and around the country designed to bring attention to the value of health information technology.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has named an acting director to oversee consumer e-health initiatives and is seeking a full-time permanent replacement.
In response to a Health and Human Services final rule issued late last month, HIMSS has voiced its opposition to the full-year meaningful use reporting requirement for 2015 using 2014 certified EHR technology.
The ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus is an example of the way transitioning to ICD-10 can benefit the ability of public health officials to respond to global pandemics, according to an executive at 3M Health Information Systems.
Economists raised their estimates for second-quarter economic growth in the U.S. after a Census Bureau report Thursday showed health-care spending rebounded.
The United States has fallen woefully behind China when it comes to genomic research, according to National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D.
The federal government will not finalize a rule that would adopt criteria for an optional 2015 Edition of electronic health records meaningful use certification. Rather, a new final rule adopts a smaller subset of criteria from the original proposal, now called 2014 Edition Release 2.
The New York State Department of Health has published its draft Statewide Health Information for New York (SHIN-NY) regulation. The proposal describes the policy and funding framework for SHIN-NY and related privacy and security policies, as well as exchange services.
(Bloomberg) The HealthCare.gov website that had a problem-plagued debut last year was hacked in July, although no personal data appear to have been taken, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.