By David Harlow – Recently, th OCR has released two new issuances touching on HIPAA interpretation and enforcement. On the one hand, the regulated community eagerly awaits and devours these morsels as they are doled out.
By David Harlow – Recently, a federal court found the administration’s 340B program rates to be fatally flawed; the HHS Secretary “patently violated” the governing law.
New Harlow on Healthcare Episode NOW on Demand with host David Harlow. From HIMSS18, he spoke with Win Whitcomb, Michael Nissenbaum, Eric Sullivan, and Simon Beulah.
By David Harlow – I caught up with Fred Trotter to talk about his work as a healthcare data journalist and about his service on the federal cybersecurity task force, which issued a report last year.
By David Harlow – Scott McFarland is President of HealthBI, where he leads the organization’s health information technology platform team. The comapny enables real time coordination of value-based care delivery across providers by simplifying reporting by providers to payors and making resources available to providers to address patient needs.
By David Harlow – My excuse for speaking with Ed was HIMSS’ recent recognition of the Cleveland Clinic with a Davies Award. Three projects — a heart failure checklist, cardiac codes reduction (the “VitalScout” project) and hypertension improvement — led to the Enterprise Davies Award.
By David Harlow – The FDA had a digital health banner day on December 7, announcing one final guidance and two draft guidance documents (with a 60-day comment period). Collectively, these guidances cover a range of digital health issues.
By David Harlow JD MPH – The President declared an opioid abuse public health emergency, but it came with no funding, no added treatment resources, no naloxone, no expanded counseling capacity, no mandate for use of different treatment modalities.
By David Harlow – I recently moderated the Second Annual Cybersecurity and Healthcare panel discussion, produced by HITECH Answers, with some all-star panelists: Mac McMillan, Lee Barrett, Bridget Wahlstrom and Iliana Peters.
By David Harlow – Longtime HIPAA aficonados will recall that there is no private right of action under HIPAA. In other words, a patient cannot sue a covered entity for damages as a result of a data breach under HIPAA.
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.
More Comment Letters on Stage 3 Meaningful Use A good number of health IT news media outlets and bloggers have been reporting on the comment letters sent Monday to ONC's...
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