Information Technology

By Jordan Paradise
In Drugs & Devices
Jun 18th, 2014
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On June 2, 2014, the Office of Informatics and Technology Innovation (OITI) within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the launch of OpenFDA, a searchable, online public health database containing drug adverse event information compiled between October 2004 and June 2013.  The FDA press release reports that OpenFDA employs a search-based Application Progra...
By Kate Greenwood
In Health Insurance
Feb 21st, 2014
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health On Wednesday night, I went to a panel presentation sponsored by the group NYC Health Business Leaders on the roll out of New York State’s health insurance exchange.  Among the speakers was Mario Schlosser, the co-founder and co-CEO of the venture-capital-backed start-up health insurance company Oscar Health, which offers a full […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Law
Mar 27th, 2013
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This program will examine the most current issues, enforcement trends, and regulations relevant to healthcare data privacy experts who counsel hospitals, providers, and other healthcare facilities. In collaboration with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office; 6 NJ/NY CLE credits. Click here for more information or to register. Speakers Helen Oscislawski, Privacy R...
By Frank Pasquale
In Health Law
May 23rd, 2012
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Health information law is a very exciting field.  Lawyers, doctors, and start-ups are re-thinking health care as an information industry.   I’ll be speaking on privacy and fair data practices at an upcoming conference.  The relationships between privacy, “big data,” and trade secrecy will bear a great deal of attention in coming years. Software-based ...
By Frank Pasquale
In Electronic Medical Records
May 3rd, 2012
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If one jumbo jet crashed in the US each day for a week, we’d expect the FAA to shut down the industry until the problem was figured out. But in our health care system, roughly 250 people die each day due to preventable error. A vice president at a health care quality company says that “If […]...