At-home influenza tests take leap forward

12. July 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Correction: The agreement with Diassess was stated incorrectly in the original news release. The corrected version now says: “the agreement with Diassess can be extended for up to a total of $21.9M over 60 months.” Two potential diagnostic tests for influenza designed to be purchased over-the-counter for home use will move into advanced development with ...

Zero-Tolerance Prosecution and Family Reunification

24. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have a process established to ensure that family members know the location of their children and have regular communication after separation to ensure that those adults who are subject to removal are reunited with their children for the purposes of removal. The United ...

Secretary Azar Praises Trump Administration Expansion of Health Insurance Options

20. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement regarding the Department of Labor’s release of a final rule on the regulation of Association/Small Business Health Plans: “This action by the Trump Administration will give more Americans access to affordable, high-quality health insurance coverage. Allowing small businesses and individuals to band together to offer new options ...

Judge rules in favor of OCR and requires a Texas cancer center to pay $4.3 million in penalties for HIPAA violations

19. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has ruled that The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson) violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules and granted summary judgment to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on all issues, requiring ...