OCR Resolves Disability Complaint of Individual Who Was Denied the Opportunity for Heart Transplant List Placement

13. February 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Monday, February 11, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has successfully resolved a complaint against the University of North Carolina Health Care system (UNC Health Care) alleging that it unlawfully denied an individual the opportunity to be placed on the United Network ...

CQC pulls out of joint plan for cloud-based IT services

13. February 2019 Health 0
In August last year, health secretary Matt Hancock ordered a review of ongoing plans to replace IT systems at the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement, the Health Research Authority and the CQC. The IT project, known as the Future Services Programme (FSP), will replace the current contract with French-headquartered Atos, ...