The president-elect has announced his picks to lead HHS and CMS, including an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
While the adoption of EHRs in hospitals and physicians’ offices is becoming ubiquitous, complications such as hidden fees and disputes over securing protected health information within systems are as well.
Federal health privacy officials issued an alert last week saying that starting this August, it is allocating more resources to an initiative aimed at investigating health data breaches affecting 500 patients or less.
NCVHS held a hearing Thursday, June 16 to help provide HHS with guidance on compliance with HIPAA’s “minimum necessary” standard.
A petition that calls for the development of a voluntary patient safety identifier officially launched on Sunday and is now open for signatures.