Policy & Regulation Archive
Soon after the announcement that Karen DeSalvo was leaving the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, deputy national coordinator Jacob Reider announced that he soon is returning home to Albany, N.Y.
Recommendations adopted last week calling on the government to re-align the EHR meaningful use program to expand interoperability are getting kudos from industry stakeholders.
Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology, is leaving the office immediately to become Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.
A new four-year federal initiative backed with $840 million in funding is designed to aid 150,000 physician practices in transforming their operations to improve the efficiency, quality and coordination of care, supported with information technologies.
A $15 million project, funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to define an application programming interface for electronic health records, could turn EHRs into effective public health tools at the point of care in fighting Ebola.
While an external penetration test of the Food and Drug Administration's computer network and information systems by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General did not result in unauthorized access, an IG audit did identify a number of cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could put FDA data at risk.
Americas patient privacy law, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, has been anything but static. Regulators have pushed to keep it current and to draft forward-looking rules. This fall is no different.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a nationwide initiative that seeks to explore how information and data can be harnessed to help people lead healthier lives and build a culture of health.
An initiative launched last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to help providers meet Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use public health objectives is now focusing its efforts on Ebola electronic screening tools.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is increasing resources to Medicare accountable care organizations.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Wednesday discussed early strategic elements of a draft roadmap for achieving a nationwide interoperable HIT infrastructure based on input from industry stakeholders.
The American Medical Association in a 31-page letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner lays out a litany of recommendations to save Stage 2 and ensure success of Stage 3 of the electronic health records meaningful use program.
Penn Highlands Brookville, one of the four hospitals of DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare, is offering identity protection services to about 4,500 patients after a physicians server may have been hacked.
The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT has named Lucia Savage, senior associate general counsel at UnitedHealthcare, as its new chief privacy officer effective Oct. 20.
At least two class action lawsuits have now been filed against hospital chain Community Health Systems following hacking attacks that compromised HIPAA-protected information for 4.5 million patients.