There has been widespread health IT industry praise for the man selected to lead the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), former Siemens executive and physician Donald Rucker, MD.
Legal and HIM experts weigh in on the ethical and operational reasons patients are charged for their medical records.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has created a new position, deputy assistant secretary for health IT reform, which John Fleming, MD, has told media outlets he will soon fill.
Without public announcement, Heritage Foundation alum and former DOJ trial attorney Roger Severino was named director of HHS’s Office for Civil Rights, which is tasked with investigating charges of discrimination. Severino has been critical of Affordable Care Act provisions that barred discrimination against transgender patients.
SMS text messages are an under-used resource for helping young diabetes patients stay compliant with their diet and lifestyle modification, according to a study of patients between ages 16 and 24.