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 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.
We interrupt this policy initiative for a period of reassessment! No, there’s no formal reconsideration of the HITECH act under way, but this article does a nice job of chronologically lining up numerous objections or challenges to the goals and methods of HITECH.
Physician practices could face a seven-fold increase in EMR costs at year’s end, a reality that leaves Gary LaMoyne of Woman’s Hospital wondering: Why do we have to sunset our EMR subsidy at the end of the year?
A large percentage of the Americans that the Affordable Care Act aims to bring into the insurance pool access the Web primarily through their smartphones. For the ACA to achieve its potential, federal and state governments must reach those citizens where it's most convenient for the consumer.