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Recommended Reading: Interoperability and Preemption

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Recommended Reading: Interoperability and Preemption
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I highly recommend two recent articles that consider the intersection of HIPAA preemption doctrine, interoperability of electronic health record (“EHR”) databases, privacy, and confidentiality. In her article, “Institutional Competence to Balance Privacy and Competing Values: The Forgotten Third Prong of HIPAA Preemption Analysis,” Barbara J. Evans takes on the well-settled belief — or “rumor,” as […]

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Ensuring that ‘Meaningful Use’ Translates to a Meaningful Experience for Providers and Consumers

Filed in Health Law by on May 20, 2012 0 Comments
Ensuring that ‘Meaningful Use’ Translates to a Meaningful Experience for Providers and Consumers
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[Ed. Note: We are pleased to welcome Ana Liggio, Esq., to HRW. She is a health care and technology lawyer, in practice over 15 years. Prior to pursuing her LL.M. in Health Law here at Seton Hall Law, she was Director, Law Department, for Sony Electronics.] The CMS website explains that meaningful use “means providers need […]

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Data Breaches: A Growing and Alarming Trend and a Potential Safe Harbor

Filed in Electronic Medical Records by on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Data Breaches: A Growing and Alarming Trend and a Potential Safe Harbor
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Since the data breach notification regulations by HHS went into effect in September 2009, 385 incidents affecting 500 or more individuals have been reported to HHS, according to its website. A total of 19 million individuals have been affected by a large data breach since 2009. The regulations require a covered entity that discovers a […]

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FDA Drafts Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps

Filed in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by on September 1, 2011 0 Comments
FDA Drafts Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps
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In an effort to keep up with advancing technology, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new regulations to monitor medical smartphone applications (apps). The draft proposal states that any mobile app that is intended for use in performing a medical device function meets the definition of a medical device under the Federal Food, […]

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From Viral Marketing to Medical Profile Contagion

Filed in Electronic Medical Records by on February 24, 2011 0 Comments
From Viral Marketing to Medical Profile Contagion
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As ACA implementation lumbers ahead, and challenges to it slouch toward the Supremes, the U.S. health care system’s arbitrary old ways continue to mystify and frustrate. Consider this story on one person’s quest to obtain insurance: Most employees assume that if they lose their job and the health coverage that comes along with it, they’ll […]

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