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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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Hospital Execs Want Congress to Fund Unique Patient IDs
July 10
Lawmakers Propose Transition Period for ICD-10
July 10
CMS Looks to Expand Physician Quality Reporting Programs
July 10
To Safeguard Sensitive Worker Benefit Data Protect, Detect, Respond, Consultant Says
July 10
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
July 10
Medicare Mulls Limited Telehealth Coverage Growth
July 9
Patient Data New Key in Developing Drugs, PwC Says
July 9
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July 9
White House Pushing Health Record Access Rights
July 8
White House Releases Research Privacy Protections
July 8
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
July 8
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July 8
Arkansas Medicaid Agency Miscalculated Hospital EHR Incentive Payments, OIG Says
July 7
Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Expand Medicare Coverage of Telehealth Services
July 7
Potential Amendments to Cures Bill Affect Device Safety, NIH Funding
July 7
FDA Guidance Describes Plans to Exempt Multiple Types of Devices From 510(k)
July 7
HIPAA Whistle-Blower Requirements Clarified In Employees' Wrongful Termination Lawsuit
July 7
Teva Branching Into eHealth, Digital and Diagnostic Delivery Systems
July 7
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July 7
Cures Bill Gets Data Sharing, Standards Changes Ahead of Full House Consideration
July 6
Doctors, Government Join Forces to Prepare For Coming Transition to New Code Set
July 6
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July 6
Health-Care Executives Call for End To Prohibition on Unique Patient Identifier
July 2
Draft Guidance Addresses Direct Marking of Devices With Identifiers
July 2
Connecticut Adds Data Security Rules For State Contractors, Health Insurers
July 2
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
July 2
Consumer Advocates Start Campaign To Build Demand for Patient Record Access
July 2
JRISP to Provide $6.5 Billion In Health IT Equipment, Services
July 2
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July 2
CMS Reopens Attestation Period For First-Time Hospitals Until August
July 1
Accuracy Still a Concern After Release Of Drug, Device Company Payment Data
July 1
New Law Gives Texas Health Commission Authority to Set Data Exchange Standards
July 1
Risk Assessments Remain Most Common Reason for Meaningful Use Audit Failures
July 1
Experts: Providers Who Know Their Data Better Equipped for Fraud Inquiries
July 1
Better Use of Patient Rx Data Needed To Bring Down Hospital Readmittance Rate
July 1
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July 1
Big Data Privacy Protection Laws Unwise, Could Damage Federal Info-Sharing Efforts
June 30
Final NIST Guidance Addresses Protection Of Sensitive Data in Hands of Contractors
June 30
R.I. Lawmakers Clear Bill to Strengthen Data Security, Breach Notice Measures
June 30
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June 30
Shift in Providers' HIE Needs a Sign Of Changing Attitudes on Data Exchange
June 29
Group Underscores Importance of Adding Device Data to Claims in Letter to Burwell
June 29
High Court to Consider ERISA Implications Of Vermont Health-Care Claims Database
June 29
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June 29
Appropriations Bills Would Cut Federal Health IT Funding, Ban Health Identifier
June 26
FDA Seeks Projects to Integrate Collection Of Electronic Health Records, Trial Data
June 26
HHS Recognizes 2015 Innovation Award Recipients, Including 3D Print Exchange
June 26
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
June 26
Cybercrime, Data Breaches a Growing Risk For Health-Care Organizations, Panelists Say
June 26
Healtheway Changes Name, Announces New Focus on Research and Education
June 26
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June 26
The Future of Meaningful Use: CMS's Stage 3 EHR Incentive Program Proposed Rule
June 25
Providers Ask Congress to Improve Chronic Care Coverage, Expand Telehealth Coverage
June 25
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June 25
Federal Health IT Standards Group Sees Membership, Workgroup Shake-up
June 24
Google Health-Tracking Wristband Could Ease Research Data Collection
June 24
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June 24
Verizon, Intel Announce Support for House ‘Cures' Bill, But Provider Groups Still Wary
June 23
CBO Puts ‘Cures' Cost at $106 Billion, Even as Part D Offset Disappears
June 23
Use of Telemedicine for Medication Abortions May Not Be Banned, Iowa High Court Decides
June 23
AMA Encourages Medical Schools To Increase Student Access to EHRs
June 23
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
June 23
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June 23
Telehealth Lobby Calls on Lawmakers To Expand Medicare Pay for Remote Care
June 22
Texas Medical Board Says It Is Immune From Telehealth Provider's Antitrust Suit
June 22
Clinical Research Data Sharing Increasing But Risks to Patients Must Be Recognized
June 22
Privacy Principles for Precision Medicine Under Development by Advisory Panel
June 22
Consultant Finds Medicare Quality Measures Lacking for Some Costly, Prevalent Diseases
June 22
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June 22
Expected Changes to Substance Abuse Privacy Laws Spur Debate on Data Exchange
June 19
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
June 19
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June 19
Doctors, Patient Advocates Continue To Debate Proposed Meaningful Use Changes
June 18
NIH Seeking Personal Health Data From 1 Million Participants for Initiative
June 18
Former Texas Hospital CFO Sentenced In Medicare Electronic Health Record Case
June 18
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
June 18
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June 18
21st Century Cures Author Pushing For Floor Vote; FDA Official Praises Bill
June 17
Lawmaker Pushes for Support of Bill To Overhaul Mental Health Treatment System
June 17
Health-Care Attorney Deven McGraw Joins HHS OCR
June 17
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June 17
Lawmaker ‘Nervous' About Cures Bill, Says Senate Will Make New HIT Proposals
June 16
Doctors Looking to Medicare Chronic Care Management Payments for Extra Cash
June 16
Upton Expects House Vote on ‘Cures' Bill Soon, but More Work Necessary
June 16
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June 16
FDA to Work With Online Patient Forum to Mine Drug Safety Data
June 15
Drug Companies Turning To Social Media Sites for Marketing
June 15
EHR Association Elects New Leadership
June 15
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June 15
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
June 15
ONC Report Finds Growing Disparities in Access, Use of Health IT
June 12
NIST Requests Public Comments on Draft Privacy Risk Report, Software Tags Guide
June 12
Illinois Lawmakers Clear Breach Notice Bill To Add Health, Geolocation, Consumer Data
June 12
Kentucky Court OKs Doctor Interviews, But Limits Disclosure of Health Information
June 12
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
June 12
AMA Calls for ICD-10 Grace Period, Doctor Engagement in Pricing Transparency
June 12
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June 12
Senator Accuses EHR Vendor Epic Systems of Data Blocking
June 12
Aetna, Providers Ask Lawmaker to Press CMS On Including Medical Device IDs in Claims
June 12
Health Software Firm Medical Informatics Engineering Discloses Data Breach
June 12
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June 12
Senators Join Call for Delay to Stage 3 Meaningful Use, Push for Funding Changes
June 10
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June 10
Meaningful Use Participation Sees Late Surge; Critics Still Call for Halt to Program
June 9
Privacy Officer Says Ohio Medical Center's Breach Shows Need for ‘Proactive' Tactics
June 9
AMA Unfazed by Potential Negative High Court Ruling in Insurance Subsidy Case
June 9
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June 9
Medical Device, Drug Data Project Will Soon Play Larger Role at FDA
June 8
Physician's Prescription for Colleagues: Keep Accurate, Objective Patient Records
June 8
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June 8
China's Hack of U.S Data Tied to Health-Care Record Thefts
June 5
University of Iowa Health Care Launches Internet-Based Clinic for Minor Illnesses
June 5
Medtronic Device Cleared to Show Diabetics’ Data on Smartphones
June 5
Ex-HHS Chief Technology Officer Joins N.Y. Group
June 5
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
June 5
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June 5
Limit Financial Data You Give Providers To Prevent Breaches, HHS Official Warns
June 4
Precision Medicine Has Potential to Spur Health System Changes Beyond Initiative
June 4
Vague Security Laws, Evolving Technology Mean Vigilance for Companies, Lawyer Says
June 4
$25 Billion Health IT Multi-Award Deal Coming Up for Bids at CMS
June 4
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June 4
Fewer Hospitals, Doctors Participating In Medicare Meaningful Use Program
June 3
Policy Group Mulls Private-Sector Effort to Develop Personal Patient IDs
June 3
Hospitals: Unlicensed Devices Could Disrupt Wireless Monitoring Systems
June 3
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June 3
Greater Access to Medicare Claims Data Part of Effort to Spur Tech Innovation
June 2
Regulations on Wearable Medical Devices Could Be Coming, Privacy Advocate Says
June 2
Lawmaker ‘Nervous' About Cures Bill, Says Senate Will Make New Health IT Proposals
June 16
Connecticut Lawmakers Approve Bill Amending Data Breach Notification Law
June 2
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June 2
Company Wins Injunction of Texas Rule Limiting Its Provision of Telehealth Services
June 1
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June 1
Physician Groups Call for Halt To Meaningful Use Program Rulemaking
May 29
House Leader Says Vote Possible In Mid-June on 21st Century Cures Bill
May 29
Health Tech Groups Ask for MU Standards Pilots, Praise UDI Requirements
May 29
Regulators Considering Possible Changes to Health Plan Identifier Rule
May 29
AMA Calls for ICD-10 Grace Period, Physician Engagement in Pricing Transparency
June 12
Nevada Gov. Signs Bill Ratifying Deal To Improve Physician License Portability
May 29
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
May 29
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May 29
Health Tech Researcher Named New HHS CTO
May 28
As ICD-10 Approaches, Providers Face Opportunities and Obstacles
May 28
Governor Signs Bill Exempting Solo Minnesota Practitioners From EHR Mandate
May 28
Cato Institute Forum Explores Telemedicine, Burdens on Use of Remote Medical Systems
May 28
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May 28
Hospitals Ask for Delay to Meaningful Use Stage 3, Shortened Reporting Periods
May 27
Your Health Insurer Wants to Know Exactly When You Get Pregnant
May 27
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May 27
Providers, Advocates at Odds Over Meaningful Use Health Record Access Rules
May 26
Nevada Expands Personal Data Definition In Breach Notice, Data Encryption Law
May 26
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May 26
Federal Policy Advisors Call for Changes To Meaningful Use Data Exchange Rules
May 22
STATE REGULATIONS—Updated
May 22
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