Federal health IT privacy and security advisors are weighing options for new policies, or just good models, for patients to grant caregivers and family members the power of personal health information management.
North Carolina's new Medicaid information system has not been working as designed and has shorted providers nearly half a billion dollars, a group of doctors argue in the latest chapter of the NCTracks saga.
To save the new insurance marketplaces after a less-than-ideal first four months, states and the federal government need to reform IT procurement and set their sights on four specific goals, argues the founding leader of Massachusetts' Health Connector.
An appeals court ruling ending the FCC's Open Internet Order may not mean a less open Internet. But it does bring more variables to mHealth commercialization and regulation and it may help spur competition to bring much faster Internet speeds than Americans have now.
Practically every agency with any connection to consumer privacy has dabbled in regulating location tracking, albeit in a patchwork fashion. But with the stakes rapidly growing and consumer awareness in fast pursuit, new legislation might not be far off.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Tuesday kicked off the “Health Information Technologies” hearing series to discuss the critical role of technology in the health care industry and how federal regulations and taxes could impact patients, hinder innovation, and increase costs for consumers.