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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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  • 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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Federal Health IT Standards Committee Rebukes ONC, Hill Plans to Dismantle It
May 20
About 1.1 Million Impacted by 2014 Cyberattack, Health Insurer CareFirst Says
May 20
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May 20
House Committee Proposes Replacing Federal Health IT Standards Committee
May 19
Lawmakers Reintroduce SOFTWARE Act To Exempt Health Apps From FDA Oversight
May 19
E-Rx for Controlled Substances Grows but Only Among Few Doctors
May 19
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 19
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 19
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May 19
Hospitalized Medical Staff Members: Reconciling Peer Review and HIPAA
May 18
North Dakota Amends Breach Statute To Require Notice to Attorney General
May 18
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May 18
SGR Repeal Law to Expand Release Of Public Claims Data, Boost Big Data Efforts
May 15
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
May 15
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 15
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May 15
Health IT Industry Groups Wary Of Cures Bill's Interoperability Provision
May 14
Maintaining Your IT Vitals During a Health Care M&A
May 14
21st Century Cures Legislation Approved By House Health Panel Without Changes
May 14
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May 14
Meaningful Use Data Exchange Rules Unfairly Favor Integrated Delivery Systems
May 13
Newest Cures Legislation Would Overhaul Federal Health IT, Data Exchange Efforts
May 13
Telehealth Provisions in Updated Cures Bill Hurt Patients, Trade Group Says
May 13
Health App Developers Need Guidance On What to Tell Customers About Privacy
May 12
DeSalvo to Continue Health IT Advocacy If Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Health
May 12
House Data Breach Bills' Harm Trigger, Scope Could Diminish State Notice Laws
May 12
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May 12
House Panel Set to Hold May 14 Markup of 21st Century Cures Proposal
May 11
Proposed EHR Requirements Will Drive Up Tech Development Costs, ONC Advisors Say
May 11
Lawmakers Introduce Bill That Would Prohibit Adoption of ICD-10 Code Set
May 11
UnitedHealthcare Rolls Out Coverage of Patients' Telemedicine Visits
May 11
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May 11
OIG: California's Insurance Marketplace Had Significant Security Weaknesses
May 8
Citing HIPAA Patient Privacy Issues, Court Denies EEOC Visit to Hospital
May 8
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
May 8
AHA Releases Social Media Guide Addressing Hospital Policies, HIPAA
May 8
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May 8
Health-Care Cyberattacks Now Most Prevalent Source of Breaches, Study Says
May 7
Not Enough Time for EHR Vendors To Prepare for Meaningful Use Stage 3
May 7
Device Innovations Need Fresh Regulatory Approach, FDA's Shuren Says
May 7
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May 7
DeSalvo Nominated as HHS Assistant Secretary, Will Depart ONC Once Confirmed
May 6
Federal Effort to Expand Rural Internet Services Is Flawed, Hospital Groups Say
May 6
Senators Tell Federal Agencies EHRs Not Working, Ask for Solutions
May 6
Postmarket Surveillance Comments Expose Rift on Adding Device Identifiers to Claims
May 6
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May 6
Watchdog Finds Multiple Security Lapses At HRSA, HHS Technology Operations Office
May 5
Federal IT Official Who Led Launch Of HealthCare.gov Retires With Little Fanfare
May 5
Medical Record Audit Trails Aren't Protected By Peer Review Privilege; Must Be Disclosed
May 5
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May 5
Health IT Firms Want ONC to Explain Future of Standards in Policy, Regulation
May 4
Business Associates' HIPAA Compliance: Should Covered Entities Be Concerned?
May 4
Some Information on Device Identifiers Now Searchable on Database, FDA Says
May 4
GAO Names New HIT Advisory Committee Members
May 4
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May 4
Proposed Meaningful Use Data Exchange Provisions ‘Unrealistically High,' Advisors Say
May 1
Teladoc Calls New Texas Medical Board Rule Governing Telehealth Services Anticompetitive
May 1
Official Says FDA to Work With Congress, Others to Address Gaps in Cures Legislation
May 1
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
May 1
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May 1
Cures Legislation Needs More Work, Energy and Commerce Panel Says
April 30
Review Extended for Rule on Sharing Mental Health Data for Background Checks
April 30
Lawmakers Introduce Bill That Would Prohibit Adoption of ICD-10 Codeset
May 11
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April 30
EHRs, Fitness Trackers Freed From Federal Oversight in Draft House Bill
April 29
Senators Ask GAO to Study Cyber Risks to Electronic Health Records
April 29
Large Companies Looking to Foster Startups With Innovative Ideas for Health Applications
April 29
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
April 29
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April 29
Hatch, Bennet Reintroduce Bill to Exempt EHRs, Health Apps From FDA Oversight
April 28
EHR Developers Must Disclose User Costs Under ONC Certification Rule
April 28
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April 28
HIPAA Settlement Requires Pharmacy to Pay $125,000 for Unsecured Rx Drug Records
April 27
Phase Two HIPAA Audits To Begin This Year, Consultant Says
April 27
LabMD Challenge of FTC Data Security Case Again Ruled Premature by 11th Cir.
April 27
Telemedicine Rules to Require Initial In-Person Visit Prompt Concerns
April 27
Industry Supportive of FDA Move On Device Accessories, Wellness Products
April 27
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April 27
Smart Card Technology Won't Curb Medicare Fraud, GAO Says
April 24
Illinois Lawmakers Seek Video, Audio Monitoring of Nursing Home Patients
April 24
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
April 24
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April 24
Sign-Ups in Federal Physician Reporting, e-Prescribing Programs Jumps in Last Year
April 23
Business Associates' HIPAA Compliance: Should Covered Entities Be Concerned?
May 4
Despite Improvements, Auditors Find Security Gaps in Medicare Claims Processors
April 23
Illinois Senate OKs Bill to Expand Breach Law to Health, Biometric Data
April 23
Burwell Doubles Down on Lack Of Contingency Plan for Subsidies
April 23
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April 23
Draft EHR Certification Rule Puts Unfair Burden on Tech Developers, Advisors Say
April 22
Privacy, Research and the Evolution of Health Care in the 21st Century
April 22
Wellness Programs Subject to HIPAA If Connected to Group Health Plan, HHS Says
April 22
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April 22
Senators to Introduce Bill Expanding Medicare Reimbursements for Telehealth
April 21
Health-Care Data a Top Target For Cybercriminals, FBI Official Says
April 21
The Doctor Is Out: LabCorp to Let Consumers Order Own Medical Tests
April 21
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
April 21
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April 21
Consumer Advocates See Privacy Issues In Efforts to Expand Access to Health Data
April 20
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April 20
Hospital CIO Asks for Larger Federal Effort To Curb Hacking Attempts on Health Orgs
April 17
OIG EHR Audits Are ‘Deep Dive' Into Security Procedures, Attorneys Say
April 17
CMS Proposed Rule Would Increase 2016 Hospital Payments, Make MU Changes
April 17
Xerox Wins Approval of $565 Million State Medicaid Computer Contract
April 17
Governor Launches Initiative Through UC To Foster Precision Medicine Collaboration
April 17
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
April 17
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April 17
ONC's Health IT Safety Center Lacking Funds but Design Continues, Official Says
April 16
ONC Report Confirms Information Blocking; Says Practice Hinders Reform Efforts
April 10
Proposed Rule Shortens Reporting Period For Hospitals for Meaningful Use Requirements
April 10
Sharing Health Data Is Beneficial, Despite Privacy Risks, Report Finds
April 10
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
April 10
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April 10
Health Execs Launch Initiative to Make Data Transferable to Other Devices, Systems
April 9
Survey Results Cast Doubt on Smooth ICD-10 Transition, Industry Group Says
April 9
Electronic Drug Alert Program Improves Patient Safety in ACOs, Study Finds
April 9
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April 9
FTC Sees Need for ONC's Interoperability Roadmap to Address Health-Care Competition
April 8
HHS Advisory Committee Cites Conflict With Access to Test Results
April 8
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April 8
Report Lists EHR Data Integrity Among Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2015
April 7
Participation in Medicaid MU Program Higher Than Expected, but Attestation Rates Low
April 7
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April 7
Cerner, Epic Participating in Test EHR Program
April 6
Hospital's Audit Trails Discoverable, Not Protected by HIPAA, Court Says
April 6
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April 6
HIMSS Expresses Support For ONC Interoperability Roadmap
April 3
CMS Issues Proposed EHR Stage 3 Rule
April 3
Horizon Members Can't Sue Insurer for Injury Allegedly Caused by Data Breach, Court Says
April 3
Senators Question HHS On Acting CMS Head, UnitedHealth
April 3
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
April 3
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April 3
ONC Announces New IT Tools for States Participating in CMS Innovation Program
April 2
FTC's Consumer Protection Bureau Creates Technology Research Office
April 2
Virginia Governor Signs Drug Authorization, Telemedicine Bills
April 2
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April 2
Consumer Rights Advocates Offer Praise for ONC's Interoperability Roadmap
April 1
HHS Chief Technology Officer To Step Down From Post by May
April 1
New York Budget Legislation Includes $45 Million for Health Information Network
April 1
Colorado Governor Signs Bill Requiring Plans to Provide Telehealth When Appropriate
April 1
REGULATORY CALENDAR
April 1
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April 1
FDA, FCC Mulling Wireless ‘Test Beds' To Improve Safety for Connected Devices
March 31
Safety Culture Can Protect Organizations From IT Mishaps, Joint Commission Says
March 31
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March 31
Behavioral Health Providers Face Cost, Privacy Issues in Adopting EHR Systems
March 30
Apple Watch Leads Health Technology Boom That Has FDA Attention
March 30
SACHRP Calls for Big Data Guidance, New Regulatory Exemption for Studies
March 30
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March 30
Health-Care Executives Say Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rules Not as Flexible as Advertised
March 27
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
March 27
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
March 27
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March 27
Changes at Epic Systems to Spur Changes Throughout Health IT Industry
March 26
Medical Device Interoperability Could Harm Hospital Security, Researcher Says
March 26
From Pills That Snitch to Xbox Sensors, Novartis Goes High-Tech
March 26
House Panel Advances Measure to Require Data Breach Notification, Preempt State Laws
March 26
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March 26
Colorado Governor Signs Bill Requiring Plans to Provide Telehealth When Appropriate
April 1
Apple Watch Leads Health Technology Boom That Has FDA Attention
March 30
OMB Reviewing Meaningful Use Program Modifications Proposed Rule
March 25
Anthem Data Breach Focuses Attention on Role Benefit Plan Fiduciaries Play in Managing and Controlling Plan Records
March 25
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March 25
ONC's Proposed EHR Rule Suggests New Oversight Powers for Certification Bodies
March 24
Washington, Alaska Insurance Regulators Lead Probe of Premera Blue Cross Hack
March 24
REGULATORY CALENDAR
March 24
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March 24
Stage 3 Proposed Rules Fail to Fix Program's Biggest Issue, Industry Says
March 23
Preparing for the Launch of OCR's HIPAA Privacy and Security Audits
March 23
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March 23
HHS Releases Proposed EHR Rules, Promises New Flexibility for Providers
March 20
Annual Health-Care Transaction Index Shows Slight Growth in Electronic Claims Adoption
March 20
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
March 20
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March 20
Proposed SGR Repeal Bill Would Tie Meaningful Use to Federal Quality Programs
March 19
CHIME to Open $1M Patient ID Challenge
March 19
Study Says Doctors Apprehensive About Impact of New Pay Models on Patient Care
March 19
Epic, CommonWell Members Trade Jabs After Senate Hearing
March 18
Senators Demand Anthem Hasten Notifications on Data Breach
March 18
Roughly 1,100 Large Data Breaches Since September 2009, HHS Official Says
March 18
Washington Poised to Join States With Mandatory All-Payer Claims Database
March 18
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March 18
Senate HELP Committee Mulling ‘Reboot' of Meaningful Use Program
March 17
Premera Blue Cross Says Data On 11 Million Exposed by Hackers
March 17
REGULATORY CALENDAR
March 17
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March 17
Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Delaying New York's E-Prescription Requirement
March 16
Pittsburgh Health-Care Groups to Create Big Data Hub to Share Clinical Information
March 16
Tech Companies Urge New York Lawmakers to Fund Health Network
March 16
State Becomes First to Sign Compact To Increase Portability of Physician Licenses
March 16
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March 16
Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill to Extend Meaningful Use to Physician Assistants
March 13
Health Information Exchange Rates Growing, But Benefits Still Unclear, AHRQ Study Finds
March 13
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
March 13
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March 13
Researchers Say Feds Should Help Improve Medical Device Interoperability
March 12
Apple ResearchKit Sees Thousands Sign Up Amid Bias Criticism
March 12
FDA's Budget Request Will Help Ensure Medical Product Safety, Commissioner Says
March 12
HealthCare.gov CEO Tells Insurers To Submit Risk Adjustment Data
March 12
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March 12
Federal Health IT Advisors Mulling Big Data Privacy Recommendations
March 11
Home-Health Provider Says Patient Info May Be at Risk Due to 142 Missing Laptops
March 11
Eleven Charged in Identity Theft, Fraud Conspiracy Involving Michigan Blues
March 11
Illinois Attorney General Pushes For Upgrades to Breach Notice Law
March 11
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
March 11
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March 11
Meaningful Use Sees Only Slight Uptick in Provider Attestations in February
March 10
Insurance Commissioners Detail Cybersecurity Work Plan for 2015
March 10
Texas Nurse Infected With Ebola Files Invasion of Privacy Complaint
March 10
FCC, FDA Announce Joint March 31 Event
March 10
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March 10
Draft Interoperability Bill Would Replace ONC's Federal Advisory Groups
March 9
Identity Thefts From Health-Care Groups on the Rise, Security Pros Say
March 9
Apple's Health Research Kit Makes iPhone Users Test Subjects
March 9
Montana Updates Breach Statute To Add Health Data, Extra Notices
March 9
ACO Group Calls for Device Identifier Usage in Insurance Claim Forms
March 9
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March 9
ONC Proposes Public-Private Collaboration To Oversee Health Information Exchange
March 9
Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Expand Meaningful Use to Hospitals in Puerto Rico
March 6
Comment Period Extended for Proposal On Electronic Drug Prescribing Information
March 6
FTC Would Regulate Data Broker Practices Under Senate Proposal
March 6
FTC Among Critics of White House ‘Privacy Bill of Rights' for Consumers
March 6
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
March 6
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March 6
Senators Say ONC Needs Goals, Deadlines for Improved EHR Interoperability
March 5
FDA Launches First Mobile App Containing Drug Shortage Information
March 5
Federal Court Revives Data Breach Suit Against Medical Monitoring Company
March 5
ONC Proposes Public-Private Collaboration To Oversee Health Information Exchange
March 5
CMS to Gather Data From Exchange Agents, Brokers
March 5
CORRECTION
March 5
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March 5
Brookings Researchers, Former ONC Head Call for Changes to Meaningful Use Program
March 4
Physician Groups Urge CMS to Develop Contingencies for Potential ICD-10 Failures
March 4
GAO Finds Continuing Problems Even After HHS Improves HealthCare.gov
March 4
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
March 4
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March 4
Wyoming Legislature Clears Bill Expanding Breach Notice, ID Theft Laws to Health Data
March 3
Burwell Calls on Hospitals To Help Educate Newly Insured
March 3
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March 3
Health IT Industry Groups Call for Federal Effort to Solve Patient ID Matching Issues
March 2
State Medicaid Agencies Should Measure, Report Payment Integrity Progress, GAO Says
March 2
NAIC Announces Seven States Leading Examination of Anthem Cyberattack
March 2
Massive Data Breaches Fuel Pressure To Fortify Security Practices, Attorney Says
March 2
Companies to Weigh In On White House Cybersecurity Proposal
March 2
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
March 2
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March 2
New York Legislature Approves Delay in E-Prescription Requirement
February 27
Patient Privacy in the Digital Age and Disclosure on Social Media
February 27
Health-Care Firms: Educating Customers a Challenge
February 27
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
February 27
Attorney Predicts Fewer Developers Will Face Oversight Under FDA Guidance
February 26
Ways and Means Committee Advances Bills On Medicare Program Integrity, DME, EHRs
February 26
Hospitals Test ‘Hub-and-Spoke’ Model As Way to Stabilize Rural Health System
February 26
Federal Court Following Kansas Law OKs Ex Parte Interviews With Plaintiff's Doctors
February 26
CMS Develops New Research Request Forms
February 26
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February 26
CMS Extends Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline, Citing Concerns From Providers
February 25
CMS Clarifies Use of ICD-9 Codes for Some Claims Submitted After Conversion Deadline
February 25
Anthem Hack May Have Involved Millions Who Aren't Customers
February 25
House Panel to Mark Up Bill That Would Exempt ASC Services From MU Requirements
February 25
AHRQ Studies Raise Questions About Docs' Readiness for Next Stage of Meaningful Use
February 25
House Panel to Mark Up Bill That Would Exempt ASC Services from MU Requirements
February 25
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February 25
FBI Says It Is Close to Discovering Hackers in Anthem Health-Care Data Theft
February 24
Melanoma App Marketers Settle FTC Complaints, Spur Oversight Concerns
February 24
AMA: Policies to Promote Interoperability Critical to Success of 21st Century Cures
February 24
Medical ID Theft Increases As More U.S. Health Data Go Digital
February 24
HHS Focusing on Improving ‘Back End' of HealthCare.gov
February 24
FDA's Patel Says Agency Committed To Supporting Digital Health Innovation
February 24
REGULATORY CALENDAR
February 24
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February 24
ONC's Interoperability Plans Put Too Much Onus on Patients, Consumer Advocates Say
February 23
Patrick Conway to Become Acting Principal Deputy Administrator of CMS
February 23
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February 23
Managing Business Associates a Challenge For HIPAA-Covered Entities, Attorney Says
February 20
Expanding Medical Research Opportunities: Proposed 21st Century Cures Act Offers Increased Access to Health Information
February 20
Anthem Should Return Part of Premiums Due to Customer Data Breach, Lawsuit Says
February 20
FDA, HIPAA Regs Would Trump Common Rule Under 21st Century Cures Draft Proposals
February 20
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
February 20
Surescripts Opens Campaign to Encourage More e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances
February 20
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February 20