HIPAA settlement illustrates the importance of reviewing and updating, as necessary, business associate agreements

24. September 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Care New England Health System (CNE), on behalf of each of the covered entities under its common ownership or control, has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.  The settlement includes a monetary payment of $400,000 and a comprehensive corrective action plan. ...

New standards improve quality and safety for millions of children in child care

24. September 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) today announced new quality and safety standards aimed at providing for higher quality care and safer environments for millions of children, including our youngest learners. The rule, which implements bipartisan legislation signed by President Obama in 2014, sets higher standards for ...

Health IT execs have a new favorite dirty word

23. September 2016 Health 0
athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush, eClinicalWorks Founder Girish Navani and Cerner President Zane Burke talk about expanding their technology platforms and, in so doing, shedding a certain three-letter acronym. Powered by WPeMatico

HHS awards more than $44.5 million to expand the nation’s behavioral health workforce

23. September 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced more than $44.5 million in awards to training programs to increase the number of mental health providers and substance abuse counselors across the country. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are funding 144 ...

Yahoo confirms data breach of 500 million user accounts

22. September 2016 Health 0
While it does not appear that any PHI or health-related data was exposed, the breach is considerably larger than the Anthem attack in 2015. And as with every major breach, there will be takeaways for healthcare CIOs and CISOs to learn from. Powered by WPeMatico