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.
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.
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.
It's a hard knock life being a CIO in the healthcare sector, especially with federal regulations like meaningful use and the ICD-10 switchover taking time away from other everyday tasks. Even still, CIOs have a few things they appreciate.
In honor of "Movember" -- the month-long recognition of men's health in November -- the University of Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies has released an infographic to encourage healthy practices.