A new House bill endorsed by BIOCOM, BayBio, Qualcomm, CONNECT, the American Telemedicine Association and the California Healthcare Institute proposes using mobile medical apps to cut costs on chronic diseases.
Congress only gave that authority to HHS, argues a diagnostics company challenging an alleged breach investigation. The FTC, meanwhile, sees itself as a compliment to HHS, needed in an increasingly digitized economy.
A group of health and technology groups are trying to make sure that the third phase of Meaningful Use include robust interoperability requirements especially for patient-generated data and remote monitoring -- as others start talking about a delay. MORE
Rather than giving patients details of who accessed their PHI in an EHR, the Health IT Policy Committee wants entities giving patients disclosures based on the quality of information. But it remains to be seen whether HHS agrees that "less is more" with PHI. MORE
One of the biggest factors in delaying the ICD-10 implementation deadline to October 2014 was to provide more time for entities to conduct better testing. One expert offers advice on how that can best be done. MORE