By Ed Simcox – The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes that citizens need access to their healthcare data to empower them to make better decisions about their health and healthcare. The proposed rules recently published by CMS and the ONC lay out clear steps to realize this.
By Janet Vogel – The recently-opened Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) has been buzzing with the sound of industry collaboration and coordination. HC3 will host tours, and brief stakeholder organizations to share capabilities and services.
By William A. Hyman – In the continued theme of easing burdens previously created, HHS now wants to know, via a Request for Information, how HIPAA rules “may impede the transformation to value-based health care” or “limit or discourage coordinated care among individuals and…
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a draft strategy designed to help reduce administrative and regulatory burden on clinicians caused by the use of health information technology such as electronic health records.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration announced $293 million in awards to primary health care clinicians and students through the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps programs.
The Coming and Goings at HHS since the resignation of Secretary Price less than one year ago. From Price to Killoran, there is a lot in between.
Talent Tuesday – Position in the Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the Administrator developing requirements and content for health-related information technology with an initial focus on improving innovation and interoperability.
By Art Gross – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is planning to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking this November that could be a major game changer for HIPAA breach settlements.
By Matt Fisher – The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced a $3.5 million settlement with Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and five of its subsidiaries (collectively, Fresenius) following the report and investigation of five separate breach notifications.
Senate confirmed Alex Michael Azar II as the next US Secretary of Health and Human Services. A former deputy secretary for HHS and executive of Pharma giant Eli Lily & Co. will oversee a trillion dollar yearly budget affecting a third of the US population.
By Steve Curren – Health records possess a wealth of critical information, and the ability of healthcare professionals to quickly access them can be vital to ensuring positive patient outcomes. However, these records also contain information that is valuable to cyber criminals.
By D’Arcy Gue – We healthcare writers spend a lot of time looking critically at federal compliance initiatives, especially the devils that may be in the details. Seriously, who even likes the unfortunate term “compliance?” Despite the hard knocks, HHS in fact has been an extraordinary trailblazer in modernizing American healthcare through information technology adoption.
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