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Health IT Law & Industry Report

Health IT Law & Industry Report™ brings you news and analysis of regulatory, legal, and compliance issues surrounding the nation’s move to interoperable electronic health records.

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Receive comprehensive reporting on the regulatory, legal, and compliance issues surrounding interoperable electronic health records as well as updates on Health IT standards and regulation from the federal government and states.


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Benefit from the detailed analysis of our editorial advisory board of legal experts and industry insiders who know the opportunities and challenges surrounding the current trend towards adopting interoperable electronic health records. Stay on top of Health IT certification issues with the latest Compliance information from government agencies, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights

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Proprietary news filtering technology brings you the latest key news from outside sources that has been selected, vetted, and summarized by Bloomberg BNA experts.


TOPICS COVERED

  • Certification
  • Data breaches
  • E-prescribing
  • Electronic health records
  • Enforcement
  • Federal advisory committees
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Grants
  • Industry trends
  • Information exchange
  •  Interoperability
  • Meaningful Use
  • Mobile app regulation
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health
  • Information Technology (ONC)
  • Personal health records
  • Privacy
  • Standards
  • State regulations
  • Telemedicine

 

Key Laws and Regulations
  • Affordable Care Act
  • HIPAA
  • HITECH Act

 


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Notification current reports providing news and developments.

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Web notification and email summaries are published continually. PDF is available weekly.

 


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CMS Officially Sets October 2015 As New ICD-10 Compliance Deadline
July 31
A Pain-Free Approach to ICD-10 Readiness: Four Steps to Success for Small Practices
July 31
CMS: HealthCare.gov Cost Increases Due to Expanding Scope of Development
July 31
Information Security Efforts by Medicare Contractors Uncover 159 Gaps, OIG Says
July 31
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July 31
HealthCare.gov Cost Approaches $1 Billion Even as Fixes Still Needed
July 30
House Energy and Commerce Advances Clinical Data Registry Bill Despite Concerns
July 30
AHRQ Should Study How Health IT Influences Medication Reconciliation Plans, Advisors Say
July 30
Improvement Needed in Hospital Use Of EHR-Based Medication Reconciliation
July 30
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July 30
House Passes Bill to Increase Scrutiny On HealthCare.gov, Other Federal Websites
July 29
Budget Committee Says ONC Should Decertify EHRs That Block Data Exchange
July 29
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July 29
EHRs Certified for Meaningful Use Program Aren't Interoperable, EHR Vendors, AMA Say
July 28
Prospects Good for Future Laws Aimed at Easing the Use of Telehealth
July 28
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July 28
National Coordinator Says ONC Plans To Broaden Its Influence in the Industry
July 25
Issa Seeks to Immunize Whistleblower In Probe of FTC Data Security Efforts
July 25
Massachusetts Enforces Across Border As R.I. Hospital Settles Breach Notice Case
July 25
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
July 25
Traditional Providers Must Adapt To New Care Alternatives, PwC Study Says
July 25
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
July 25
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July 25
Fraudulent ACA Subsidy Applications Weren't Blocked, GAO Study Finds
July 24
Google Targeted in State Crackdown on Illicit Drug Ads, Content
July 24
New Program to Accredit ACOs, Related IT Service Organizations
July 24
New Partnership to Focus On Promoting Information Governance
July 24
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July 24
House Panel Hears About Barriers To Use of Medical Technology Advances
July 23
Second HIMSS Workforce Survey Finds ‘Strong' Growth for Health IT
July 23
FDA Launches API to Give Developers, Researchers Access to Drug, Device Data
July 23
HHS Tech Systems Opportunities, Q3 2014: BGOV Market Analysis
July 23
Sutter Health Data Breach Suit Plaintiffs Fail to Allege Medical Records Were Viewed
July 23
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July 23
Providers Say CMS Should Broaden Circumstances for Using Older EHRs in 2014
July 22
IT Groups Say CMS Should Broadly Allow Providers to Seek MU Relief
July 22
Clinical Data Registry Supports Exemption From Common Rule for Big Data Projects
July 22
Widespread Adoption of Software Service Within Health-Care Industry, Survey Shows
July 22
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July 22
Study Touts Long-Term Benefits Of Innovation in Medical Technology
July 21
CMS Readies $1B HealthCare.gov Re-Compete: BGOV Contracts Digest
July 21
NIST Advisory Group Calls for Transparency In Development of Cryptographic Standards
July 21
CMS Reviewing States' Plans to Fix Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment Problems
July 21
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July 21
UnitedHealthcare's Health4Me Application Will Be Available to All Consumers July 22
July 18
UnitedHealth's ACA-Fixing Technology Unit Aids Revenue
July 18
Illinois Judge Dismisses Suit Linked To Data Breach at Advocate Health
July 18
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
July 18
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July 18
ONC Response to House Republicans' Concerns Not Sufficient, Blackburn Says
July 17
Democrats Raise Concerns About Data Registry Bill Ahead of Committee Markup
July 30
Health Data Privacy Is a Challenge Here to Stay, ONC's Outgoing Privacy Chief Says
July 17
Congress Must Act to Ensure Benefits Of Health IT Revolution, House Panel Told
July 17
Electronic, Phone Communication Affects Office Visits for Diabetic Patients, Study Says
July 17
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July 17
House Republicans Dismayed With CMS Effort to Fix Marketplace Inconsistencies
July 16
CVS Caremark Enters Information-Sharing Arrangement with Four Health Care Systems
July 16
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July 16
Health System Interoperability Will Be Driven by Profits, State HIE Exec Says
July 15
What's Trending With Mobile Medical Apps and Health IT? A New FDA Regulatory Framework May Be in the Making
July 15
Rural Doctors Get Health IT, Meaningful Use Help From Bus Tour
July 15
Google Allies With Novartis's Alcon Unit for Smart Contact Lenses
July 15
Former Deputy National Coordinator to Advise AHIMA
July 15
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July 15
Pathology Group Gathers House Support For Extension to Meaningful Use Exception
July 14
Mouse Clicks Replace Stethoscopes as U.S. Web Care Grows
July 14
Study Finds Higher Use of Health IT Associated with Lower Costs, Fewer Services
July 14
National Coordinator Says ONC Plans to Broaden Its Influence on the Industry
July 25
House Panel Hears About Barriers To Use of Medical Technology Advances
July 23
FDA Releases Recall Enforcement Data Interface
July 23
HHS Tech Systems Opportunities, Q3 2014: BGOV Market Analysis
July 23
Health IT Groups Say CMS Should Broadly Allow Providers to Seek Meaningful Use Relief
July 22
Widespread Adoption of Software Service Within Healthcare Industry, Survey Shows
July 22
Providers Remain Largely Unaware Of HIT-Related Safety Issues, Report Says
July 14
FDA Releases New Information After Webinar Had Technical Glitches
July 14
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July 14
Companies Should Think About Cybersecurity In Terms of Reducing Regulatory, Legal Risks
July 11
State Awards $2.9 Million for More Providers To Connect to Health Information Exchange
July 11
E-Prescribing Rates Increase For Physicians, Pharmacies, ONC Reports
July 11
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
July 11
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July 11
Health Industry Groups Largely Support Proposed Framework for Health IT Oversight
July 10
Technical Problems With ACA Marketplaces Hindered Enrollment, J.D. Power Survey Says
July 10
Investment Firm, University of Houston Work to Help Health IT Entrepreneurs
July 10
REGULATORY CALENDAR
July 10
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July 10
Payment Reforms Likely to Drive Big-Data Initiatives, Health Affairs Study Says
July 9
GAO Report Criticizes DOD, VA Integrated Electronic Health Records Expenditures Plan
July 9
CMS Certifies Nonprofit as First Entity To Have Access to National Medicare Data
July 9
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July 9
Too Soon to See Trends in 2014 MU Data, Federal Officials Warn
July 8
No Evidence of Medicare Upcoding Amid Fears, Growth in EHRs, Study Says
July 8
HIMSS, NACCHO Develop New HIE Toolkit to Help Public Health Departments
July 8
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
July 8
REGULATORY CALENDAR
July 8
CMS Proposes Requiring Physicians Use EHRs to Capture, Share Chronic Care Plans
July 7
UnitedHealth's Obamacare-Fixing Technology Unit Aids Revenue
July 18
Health Data Privacy Is a Challenge Here to Stay, ONC's Outgoing Privacy Chief Says
July 17
Electronic and Phone Communication Affects Office Visits for Diabetic Patients, Study Shows
July 17
House Republicans Dismayed with CMS Effort to Fix Marketplace Inconsistencies
July 16
CVS Caremark Enters Information Sharing Arrangement with Four Health Care Systems
July 16
Rural Doctors Get Health IT, Meaningful Use Help from Bus Tour
July 15
Mouse Clicks Replace Stethoscopes as U.S. Web Care Grows
July 14
Providers Remain Largely Unaware Of Health IT-Related Safety Issues, Report Says
July 14
$11B DOD Health IT Program on Fast Track: BGOV Contracts Digest
July 7
ONC Launches Hypertension Protocol Challenge to Help Improve Patient Care
July 7
Hospital Health IT Purchasing Reports Show Steady Three-year Spending on EHRs
July 3
Missouri Health Information Network Extends Reach to California Hospital
July 3
CMS Official Says Three Studies Completed By Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership
July 3
Idaho Nurse Received Social Media Policy; Off-Duty Post on Patients Was Misconduct
July 3
Co-Worker's Statement on Facebook Page Bolsters Claim of ADA Confidentiality Breach
July 3
House Passes Reauthorization to Require Newborn Screening Tests, Expand Program
July 3
New State Law Limits Fees Charged For Copies of Patient Health Records
July 3
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July 3
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
July 3
FDA to Expand Mini-Sentinel, EHR Surveillance Pilot Into Sustained Program
July 2
EHR Search Tools Can Reduce Overutilization of Imaging Services
July 2
VA Taps Accenture for EHR Modernization Contract
July 2
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July 2
ACA Marketplaces Failed to Fix Inconsistencies in Applicants' Data, OIG Says
July 1
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July 1
AMA, MGMA Seek Extension For Filing MU Hardship Exception Requests
June 30
Meaningful Use-Certified EHRs Not Always Interoperable, Study Finds
June 30
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June 30
VA Researchers Identify Ongoing EHR-Related Patient Safety Concerns After Implementation
June 30
FDA Warns Drug Companies: Social Media Data Can Be Reportable
June 27
Hospital Administrators See ICD-10 As Problematic for Health IT, Survey Says
June 27
Telemedicine May Help Catch Potentially Blinding Disease in Infants, Study Finds
June 27
State Awards $2.9 Million for More Providers To Connect to Electronic Records System
July 11
CCHIT Unveils New Service to Assist IT Developers Through EHR Certification
June 27
Montana Health Agency Says Hackers Gained Access to Personal Health Data
June 27
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
June 27
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June 27
Federal Trade Officials Say the Domestic Health IT Industry Is Ripe to Go Multinational
June 26
Hospitals Viewing Donuts-to-Cigarette Purchases to Monitor Patient Health
June 26
Merger of Two Michigan Health Exchanges Set to Take Effect in July
June 26
USDA Vows Better Monitoring Of Progress on Broadband Initiatives
June 26
Senate Committee Approves Bills To Beef Up U.S. Cyberdefenses
June 26
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June 26
HHS Names New Office for Civil Rights Director to Replace Outgoing Leon Rodriguez
June 25
Payment Reforms Likely to Drive Big-Data Initiatives, Health Affairs Researchers Say
July 9
State HIE Says It Can Deliver Continuity Of Care Documents on Hospitals' Behalf
June 25
eRx Market Analysis Shows Significant Growth in Wake of Government Initiatives
June 25
KPMG Acquires Tech Firm Zanett
June 25
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June 25
Witnesses Tell House Panel of Need For Accuracy in a Digital Health World
June 24
Federal Programs to Address Long-Term, Post-Acute Care Needs in EHR Standards
June 24
Better Data Needed for Long-Term, Post-Acute Care, Industry Officials Say
June 24
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June 24
Health System Agrees to Pay $800,000 To Settle Medical Records Dumping Case
June 23
Massachusetts Reaches Agreement With Insurance Website Contractor CGI
June 23
Florida Amends Breach Notice Statute To Add Health Data, Set 30-Day Notice
June 23
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June 23
FDA Draft Proposes No Regulation Of Medical Device Data Systems
June 20
Another Vehicle for Health IT Vendors: BGOV Contracts Digest
June 20
HHS Hires UnitedHealth's Slavitt To Lead Health Law Effort at CMS
June 20
Bloomberg BNA Q&A: Unity Stoakes, Cofounder of StartUp Health
June 20
Association Urges CMS to Issue Guidance Discouraging Excessive Transaction Fees
June 20
Idaho Nurse Received Social Media Policy; Off Duty Post on Patients Was Misconduct
July 3
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
June 20
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June 20
Groups Ask Lawmakers to Address Payment, Licensure for Telehealth Services
June 19
Warnings on HealthCare.gov Problems Were Overlooked, Republican Report Says
June 19
New e-Book Addresses EMRs in Nurse Workflow
June 19
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June 19
AHA Urges CMS to Move Quickly On a Final Meaningful Use Flexibility Rule
June 18
Former National Coordinator Launches Aledade to Help Doctors Form, Run ACOs
June 18
Epocrates Mobile Trends Report Shows Some Plateau on Device Use
June 18
Carper Plans Bill to Update FISMA As Part of Cybersecurity Package
June 18
FCC Chairman Reiterates Need for Voluntary Industry-Based Approach to Cybersecurity
June 18
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June 18
Study Critical of Federal EHR Programs, Says Interoperability Requirements ‘Watered Down'
June 17