Compliance


Many companies are looking for IT solutions that will help them achieve compliance in the areas of auditing, policies, procedures, authentication and authorization.


FeatureVisionary BI and analytics leaders in healthcare are already seeing diminishing returns related to the “report factory” model, which relies on IT to produce reports and thus becomes a bottleneck in report delivery.
NewsThe HHS Office for Civil Rights recently issued extensive guidance for healthcare providers, insurers and patients on rules under the HIPAA law to enable patients to get paper or electronic copies of their medical records.
FeatureThe ranks of chief data officers are expected to grow significantly in government this year as a number of federal agencies have put out the ‘Help Wanted’ sign for top data scientists.
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NewsPresident Obama signed into law the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act, which makes it easier for hardship exemptions from Meaningful Use electronic health record requirements.
FeatureInformation governance—the process of monitoring healthcare information throughout its lifecycle—has emerged as a business imperative for the healthcare industry.
FeatureWhile studies on the electronic exchange of health information show some evidence of benefits for healthcare, the full impact of HIE on improving clinical outcomes and avoiding potential harms has been inadequately studied and needs additional research.
FeatureSenator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) plans to come up with a legislative fix in 2016 for the widespread problems that providers are experiencing with electronic health record systems.
NewsThe University of Rochester Medical Center recently settled a HIPAA enforcement action brought by New York State, paying a $15,000 fine and entering into a corrective action plan.
FeatureAs the U.S. pushes for legislation to reestablish an international privacy agreement, which some are dubbing ‘Safe Harbor 2.0,’ businesses must streamline operations in the meantime to ensure their customers’ data is protected.
FeatureOne of the most contentious issues in the post-9/11 era—the extent to which civil liberties must be given up in order to root out terrorist threats—is back on the agenda following fatal acts of terror in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California.
NewsOpenNotes, a national initiative that gives patients electronic access to the clinical notes their physicians write after visits, is getting a major shot in the arm in terms of funding.
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