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Over $30 billion in federal stimulus funding for health IT (HIT) is transforming the legal and business landscape — Bloomberg BNA's Health IT Law & Industry Report brings you concise, comprehensive, and timely news and analysis of the regulatory, legal, and compliance issues surrounding our nation’s move to interoperable electronic health records.

What it helps you do:

  • Keep on top of the federal and state regulations and standards that will impact you financially — through grants, Medicare and Medicaid incentives, and business opportunities.
  • Stay up to date with health IT standards and regulations from the federal government and the states — learn about rules regarding data breaches, privacy, and the exchange of health data and information.
  • Benefit from the detailed analysis of our editorial advisory board of legal experts and industry insiders who know the opportunities and challenges surrounding the nation's move to adopt interoperable electronic health records.
  • Monitor partnerships and business deals between health care providers and health IT vendors.
  • Keep on top of health IT certification issues to ensure compliance and interoperability.
  • Understand and leverage Medicare and Medicaid stimulus funding for the adoption of health IT.
  • Comply confidently with the latest regulations 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.
  • Learn from one-on-one interviews with key government and industry leaders about the challenges facing providers in adopting and adapting to new health IT technologies.
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  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT)
  • Conferences
  • Congressional calendar
  • Contracts
  • Data breaches
  • Data security
  • E-prescribing
  • Electronic health records
  • Enforcement
  • Federal advisory committees
  • Grants
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Hospitals
  • Identity theft
  • Industry trends
  • Information exchange
  • Interoperability
  • Insurance
  • Market trends
  • Meaningful use
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
  • Oversight
  • Personal health records
  • Pharmacy benefits
  • Privacy
  • Reform proposals
  • Regulatory calendar
  • Software
  • Standards
  • State regulations
  • State trends
  • Stimulus funding
  • Tax policy
  • Technology
  • Telemedicine
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July 31, 2014
  • CMS Officially Sets October 2015 As New ICD-10 Compliance Deadline
  • A Pain-Free Approach to ICD-10 Readiness: Four Steps to Success for Small Practices
  • CMS: HealthCare.gov Cost Increases Due to Expanding Scope of Development
  • Information Security Efforts by Medicare Contractors Uncover 159 Gaps, OIG Says
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
July 30, 2014
  • HealthCare.gov Cost Approaches $1 Billion Even as Fixes Still Needed
  • House Energy and Commerce Advances Clinical Data Registry Bill Despite Concerns
  • AHRQ Should Study How Health IT Influences Medication Reconciliation Plans, Advisors Say
  • Improvement Needed in Hospital Use Of EHR-Based Medication Reconciliation
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • Democrats Raise Concerns About Data Registry Bill Ahead of Committee Markup
July 29, 2014
  • House Passes Bill to Increase Scrutiny On HealthCare.gov, Other Federal Websites
  • Budget Committee Says ONC Should Decertify EHRs That Block Data Exchange
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
July 28, 2014
  • EHRs Certified for Meaningful Use Program Aren't Interoperable, EHR Vendors, AMA Say
  • Prospects Good for Future Laws Aimed at Easing the Use of Telehealth
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
July 25, 2014
  • National Coordinator Says ONC Plans To Broaden Its Influence in the Industry
  • Issa Seeks to Immunize Whistleblower In Probe of FTC Data Security Efforts
  • Massachusetts Enforces Across Border As R.I. Hospital Settles Breach Notice Case
  • STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
  • Traditional Providers Must Adapt To New Care Alternatives, PwC Study Says
  • CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • National Coordinator Says ONC Plans to Broaden Its Influence on the Industry
July 24, 2014
  • Fraudulent ACA Subsidy Applications Weren't Blocked, GAO Study Finds
  • Google Targeted in State Crackdown on Illicit Drug Ads, Content
  • New Program to Accredit ACOs, Related IT Service Organizations
  • New Partnership to Focus On Promoting Information Governance
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
July 23, 2014
  • House Panel Hears About Barriers To Use of Medical Technology Advances
  • Second HIMSS Workforce Survey Finds ‘Strong' Growth for Health IT
  • FDA Launches API to Give Developers, Researchers Access to Drug, Device Data
  • HHS Tech Systems Opportunities, Q3 2014: BGOV Market Analysis
  • Sutter Health Data Breach Suit Plaintiffs Fail to Allege Medical Records Were Viewed
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • House Panel Hears About Barriers To Use of Medical Technology Advances
  • FDA Releases Recall Enforcement Data Interface
  • HHS Tech Systems Opportunities, Q3 2014: BGOV Market Analysis
July 22, 2014
  • Providers Say CMS Should Broaden Circumstances for Using Older EHRs in 2014
  • IT Groups Say CMS Should Broadly Allow Providers to Seek MU Relief
  • Clinical Data Registry Supports Exemption From Common Rule for Big Data Projects
  • Widespread Adoption of Software Service Within Health-Care Industry, Survey Shows
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • Health IT Groups Say CMS Should Broadly Allow Providers to Seek Meaningful Use Relief
  • Widespread Adoption of Software Service Within Healthcare Industry, Survey Shows
July 21, 2014
  • Study Touts Long-Term Benefits Of Innovation in Medical Technology
  • CMS Readies $1B HealthCare.gov Re-Compete: BGOV Contracts Digest
  • NIST Advisory Group Calls for Transparency In Development of Cryptographic Standards
  • CMS Reviewing States' Plans to Fix Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment Problems
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
July 18, 2014
  • UnitedHealthcare's Health4Me Application Will Be Available to All Consumers July 22
  • UnitedHealth's ACA-Fixing Technology Unit Aids Revenue
  • Illinois Judge Dismisses Suit Linked To Data Breach at Advocate Health
  • STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • UnitedHealth's Obamacare-Fixing Technology Unit Aids Revenue
July 17, 2014
  • ONC Response to House Republicans' Concerns Not Sufficient, Blackburn Says
  • Health Data Privacy Is a Challenge Here to Stay, ONC's Outgoing Privacy Chief Says
  • Congress Must Act to Ensure Benefits Of Health IT Revolution, House Panel Told
  • Electronic, Phone Communication Affects Office Visits for Diabetic Patients, Study Says
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • Health Data Privacy Is a Challenge Here to Stay, ONC's Outgoing Privacy Chief Says
  • Electronic and Phone Communication Affects Office Visits for Diabetic Patients, Study Shows
July 16, 2014
  • House Republicans Dismayed With CMS Effort to Fix Marketplace Inconsistencies
  • CVS Caremark Enters Information-Sharing Arrangement with Four Health Care Systems
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • House Republicans Dismayed with CMS Effort to Fix Marketplace Inconsistencies
  • CVS Caremark Enters Information Sharing Arrangement with Four Health Care Systems
July 15, 2014
  • Health System Interoperability Will Be Driven by Profits, State HIE Exec Says
  • What's Trending With Mobile Medical Apps and Health IT? A New FDA Regulatory Framework May Be in the Making
  • Rural Doctors Get Health IT, Meaningful Use Help From Bus Tour
  • Google Allies With Novartis's Alcon Unit for Smart Contact Lenses
  • Former Deputy National Coordinator to Advise AHIMA
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • Rural Doctors Get Health IT, Meaningful Use Help from Bus Tour
July 14, 2014
  • Pathology Group Gathers House Support For Extension to Meaningful Use Exception
  • Mouse Clicks Replace Stethoscopes as U.S. Web Care Grows
  • Study Finds Higher Use of Health IT Associated with Lower Costs, Fewer Services
  • Providers Remain Largely Unaware Of HIT-Related Safety Issues, Report Says
  • FDA Releases New Information After Webinar Had Technical Glitches
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • Mouse Clicks Replace Stethoscopes as U.S. Web Care Grows
  • Providers Remain Largely Unaware Of Health IT-Related Safety Issues, Report Says
July 11, 2014
  • Companies Should Think About Cybersecurity In Terms of Reducing Regulatory, Legal Risks
  • State Awards $2.9 Million for More Providers To Connect to Health Information Exchange
  • E-Prescribing Rates Increase For Physicians, Pharmacies, ONC Reports
  • STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • State Awards $2.9 Million for More Providers To Connect to Electronic Records System
July 10, 2014
  • Health Industry Groups Largely Support Proposed Framework for Health IT Oversight
  • Technical Problems With ACA Marketplaces Hindered Enrollment, J.D. Power Survey Says
  • Investment Firm, University of Houston Work to Help Health IT Entrepreneurs
  • REGULATORY CALENDAR
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
July 09, 2014
  • Payment Reforms Likely to Drive Big-Data Initiatives, Health Affairs Study Says
  • GAO Report Criticizes DOD, VA Integrated Electronic Health Records Expenditures Plan
  • CMS Certifies Nonprofit as First Entity To Have Access to National Medicare Data
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • Payment Reforms Likely to Drive Big-Data Initiatives, Health Affairs Researchers Say
July 08, 2014
  • Too Soon to See Trends in 2014 MU Data, Federal Officials Warn
  • No Evidence of Medicare Upcoding Amid Fears, Growth in EHRs, Study Says
  • HIMSS, NACCHO Develop New HIE Toolkit to Help Public Health Departments
  • CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
  • REGULATORY CALENDAR
July 07, 2014
  • CMS Proposes Requiring Physicians Use EHRs to Capture, Share Chronic Care Plans
  • $11B DOD Health IT Program on Fast Track: BGOV Contracts Digest
  • ONC Launches Hypertension Protocol Challenge to Help Improve Patient Care
July 03, 2014
  • Hospital Health IT Purchasing Reports Show Steady Three-year Spending on EHRs
  • Missouri Health Information Network Extends Reach to California Hospital
  • CMS Official Says Three Studies Completed By Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership
  • Idaho Nurse Received Social Media Policy; Off-Duty Post on Patients Was Misconduct
  • Co-Worker's Statement on Facebook Page Bolsters Claim of ADA Confidentiality Breach
  • House Passes Reauthorization to Require Newborn Screening Tests, Expand Program
  • New State Law Limits Fees Charged For Copies of Patient Health Records
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
  • Idaho Nurse Received Social Media Policy; Off Duty Post on Patients Was Misconduct
July 02, 2014
  • FDA to Expand Mini-Sentinel, EHR Surveillance Pilot Into Sustained Program
  • EHR Search Tools Can Reduce Overutilization of Imaging Services
  • VA Taps Accenture for EHR Modernization Contract
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
July 01, 2014
  • ACA Marketplaces Failed to Fix Inconsistencies in Applicants' Data, OIG Says
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
June 30, 2014
  • AMA, MGMA Seek Extension For Filing MU Hardship Exception Requests
  • Meaningful Use-Certified EHRs Not Always Interoperable, Study Finds
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
  • VA Researchers Identify Ongoing EHR-Related Patient Safety Concerns After Implementation
June 27, 2014
  • FDA Warns Drug Companies: Social Media Data Can Be Reportable
  • Hospital Administrators See ICD-10 As Problematic for Health IT, Survey Says
  • Telemedicine May Help Catch Potentially Blinding Disease in Infants, Study Finds
  • CCHIT Unveils New Service to Assist IT Developers Through EHR Certification
  • Montana Health Agency Says Hackers Gained Access to Personal Health Data
  • STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
June 26, 2014
  • Federal Trade Officials Say the Domestic Health IT Industry Is Ripe to Go Multinational
  • Hospitals Viewing Donuts-to-Cigarette Purchases to Monitor Patient Health
  • Merger of Two Michigan Health Exchanges Set to Take Effect in July
  • USDA Vows Better Monitoring Of Progress on Broadband Initiatives
  • Senate Committee Approves Bills To Beef Up U.S. Cyberdefenses
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
June 25, 2014
  • HHS Names New Office for Civil Rights Director to Replace Outgoing Leon Rodriguez
  • State HIE Says It Can Deliver Continuity Of Care Documents on Hospitals' Behalf
  • eRx Market Analysis Shows Significant Growth in Wake of Government Initiatives
  • KPMG Acquires Tech Firm Zanett
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
June 24, 2014
  • Witnesses Tell House Panel of Need For Accuracy in a Digital Health World
  • Federal Programs to Address Long-Term, Post-Acute Care Needs in EHR Standards
  • Better Data Needed for Long-Term, Post-Acute Care, Industry Officials Say
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
June 23, 2014
  • Health System Agrees to Pay $800,000 To Settle Medical Records Dumping Case
  • Massachusetts Reaches Agreement With Insurance Website Contractor CGI
  • Florida Amends Breach Notice Statute To Add Health Data, Set 30-Day Notice
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
June 20, 2014
  • FDA Draft Proposes No Regulation Of Medical Device Data Systems
  • Another Vehicle for Health IT Vendors: BGOV Contracts Digest
  • HHS Hires UnitedHealth's Slavitt To Lead Health Law Effort at CMS
  • Bloomberg BNA Q&A: Unity Stoakes, Cofounder of StartUp Health
  • Association Urges CMS to Issue Guidance Discouraging Excessive Transaction Fees
  • STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
June 19, 2014
  • Groups Ask Lawmakers to Address Payment, Licensure for Telehealth Services
  • Warnings on HealthCare.gov Problems Were Overlooked, Republican Report Says
  • New e-Book Addresses EMRs in Nurse Workflow
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
June 18, 2014
  • AHA Urges CMS to Move Quickly On a Final Meaningful Use Flexibility Rule
  • Former National Coordinator Launches Aledade to Help Doctors Form, Run ACOs
  • Epocrates Mobile Trends Report Shows Some Plateau on Device Use
  • Carper Plans Bill to Update FISMA As Part of Cybersecurity Package
  • FCC Chairman Reiterates Need for Voluntary Industry-Based Approach to Cybersecurity
  • ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS
June 17, 2014
  • Study Critical of Federal EHR Programs, Says Interoperability Requirements ‘Watered Down'
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