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.
From protected health data management to patient EHR access, the public and private stakeholders crafting recommendations for the third stage of meaningful use and beyond are preparing for a pivotal year.
Medicare review contractors are increasingly offering more than just mail and fax communication options. But there are still a few key functions CMS wants to digitize and a few areas still noted for high payment error rates.
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.
The Indiana Senate has unanimously passed a bill expanding Medicaid reimbursement for telemedicine. Advocates hope expanded use of tele-consultations and more mobile medicine in general will help fill rural provider gaps.