OCR Concludes All-Time Record Year for HIPAA Enforcement with $3 Million Cottage Health Settlement

08. February 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services concluded an all-time record year in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement activity.  In 2018, OCR settled 10 cases and was granted summary judgment in a case before an Administrative Law Judge, together totaling $28.7 million from enforcement ...

Capital and Coast DHB in New Zealand develops antibiotic prescribing app

06. February 2019 Health 0
An antibiotic prescribing app developed at Capital and Coast District Health Board (DHB) has improved doctors’ adherence to prescribing guidelines. Developed by the DHB’s Infection Services with computer science students from the Victoria University of Wellington, the Empiric app gives prescribers easy mobile access to antibiotic guidelines and assists with clinical decision making. Powered by ...