Tag: Electronic Health Records

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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Doctors Wary of New Health IT

Filed in Electronic Medical Records by on March 17, 2011 0 Comments
Doctors Wary of New Health IT
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The Washington Post recently featured Lena Sun’s reporting on why many physicians are wary of adopting an electronic medical records system.  As noted in the piece, Many are aware that beginning this year, health-care professionals who effectively use electronic records can each receive up to $44,000 over five years through Medicare or up to $63,750 […]

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CMS and HHS Release New Proposed Rules Governing Health IT – Part 1: Overview of Proposed Rule on “Meaningful Use”

CMS and HHS Release New Proposed Rules Governing Health IT – Part 1: Overview of Proposed Rule on “Meaningful Use”
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Issues surrounding the implementation of health information technology (HIT) have not garnered anywhere near the amount of attention as issues such as the public plan, the intersection of abortion and health insurance, pre-existing condition provisions, etc. There are a variety of reasons for this. First, HIT is not as accessible as these other issues. Discussions […]

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