By David Harlow - The latest OCR HIPAA guidance on cloud computing will probably not satisfy those who keep calling for an overhaul of HIPAA because it dates from an era when health records were kept on cuneiform tablets.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created the following materials to help providers attest successfully to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in 2016.
By Andy Bindman MD - If you’re ill, you want—and need—an accurate diagnosis. It’s the first step for you and your doctor to chart a course toward healing. But what if the diagnosis is wrong?
By D’Arcy Gue - A HIPAA-related bomb hit the healthcare industry this summer. The Office of Civil Rights slapped a landmark penalty on a business associate to the tune of $650,000. This was the first ever penalty on a business associate.
By Zivana Tezak PhD & Elaine Johanson - FDA is increasingly harnessing the power of supercomputers, the creative and collaborative culture of the scientific community, and novel approaches to technology.
By Robert Freedman - If you mistakenly submit a single claim that results in a $100 government over reimbursement, you could now be subject to a penalty of over $20,000, according to the lawyers at Mintz Levin.
Returning this December The New York eHealth Collaborative brings you The 2016 Digital Health Conference. The conference gathers together a who's who of New York's healthcare and health tech community.
By Matt Fisher - The HIPAA spotlight is beginning to shine brightly on business associates. Covered entities have long had their time to star, so it is only fair to share the stage now. It is likely that covered entities are only too happy to have the Office for Civil Rights and others focus attention on business associates with all the consequences that come with such attention.
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