NIST Releases Detailed Guidance to Protect EHRs and Mobile Devices

American cybersecurity experts have released a newly recommended set of guidelines to help healthcare providers, mobile health developers, and health IT vendors better store and protect EHRs and mobile devices.

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Risk Adjustment Strategies in the Outpatient Setting: From Concept to Capture
Jul31

Risk Adjustment Strategies in the Outpatient Setting: From Concept to Capture

As the current healthcare paradigm continues to shift to value-based care models with an outpatient emphasis, addressing outpatient clinical documentation is prudent.

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FCC Telehealth Initiative will Focus on Low-Income, Remote Patients

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connected Care Pilot Program, a $100 million telehealth initiative, will focus on delivering virtual care to low-income patients located in remote areas.

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ECRI Institute Rescues National Guideline Clearinghouse from Budgetary Elimination

The US Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees AHRQ, said it was shutting down the NGC for budgetary reasons.

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Enforcing Privacy and Data Security: What Role Might the FTC Play Today?
Jul24

Enforcing Privacy and Data Security: What Role Might the FTC Play Today?

Data security lapses can also be investigated and charges filed against a healthcare provider or business associate under HIPAA and State laws

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