Policy & Regulation Archive
Lahey Health, Burlington, Mass., has chosen Dallas-based Phytel's Web-based population health and population engagement platform.
Compared to other industries, healthcare is particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks with the threats to health information continuing to mount as the industry moves to adopt electronic health records.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights has levied monetary fines and corrective action plans against a provider organization and a health insurer for violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules.
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comment on a proposal to create a new program to provide earlier access to certain high-risk medical devices.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is in the early stages of looking at new vendors to potentially take over operation of Healthcare.gov in January 2015, when Accentures contract expires.
Hospitals struggling to reduce 30-day readmissions can gain insights from a new federal report that lists the top conditions associated with approximately 3.3 million readmissions in 2011.
With a delay in the ICD-10 implementation deadline by at least one year, providers around the country are evaluating their next moves with regard to the code switchover.
The federal government has added data on quality measures for inpatient psychiatric facilities to its Hospital Compare website for consumers.
As of April 21, the federal government list of electronic health records products meeting some or all requirements under the 2014 Edition of meaningful use stood at 1,067. Thats up from 830 just two months ago.
Industry experts, including Harvard Pilgrims SVP, sales and marketing, say its time to focus on the future rather than the rocky implementation.
Lack of interoperability among data resources for electronic health records is a major hurdle to the unfettered exchange of information and development of a robust health data infrastructure.
GS1 Healthcare US, a supply chain standards development organization, has issued guidance for using the standards when implementing the new Unique Device Identification requirements for medical devices.
When federal agencies hold a three-day public meeting next month to get feedback from stakeholders on their health IT report, one technology area that will no doubt garner prominent discussion is mobile medical applications.
The risk-rating features of a new tool developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to help healthcare providers in small to medium sized physician offices conduct security risk assessments (SRA) need improvement.
Anatomical pathology lab technology vendor NovoPath, Princeton, N.J., has introduced a customizable Web portal to help its customers provide direct patient access to lab reports.