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  • Meaningful Use Stage 3, modification rules sent to OMB

    The Department of Health and Human Services has sent the long-awaited final rule that modifies the requirements of the Meaningful Use program for 2015-2017, as well as the rule implementing Stage 3, to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Full story

     

Seattle Children's Cris Ewell: Data security requires flexibility

The elimination of cybersecurity threats is an impossible goal, and should not be the focus for any healthcare organization's privacy efforts, according to Seattle Children's Hospital Chief Information Security Officer Cris Ewell. Instead, he believes flexibility and an assumption of risk are two of the most important aspects to maintaining a stable environment.

BAs and HIPAA: Who they are, how to assess them and the importance of compliance structure

The relationship between a provider and a business associate can be a complicated one, especially when it comes to cybersecurity concerns. HIPAA lawyers, speaking at a healthcare security conference this week, highlighted what providers should look for, and watch out for, when signing an agreement with a BA.

FDA beefs up medical device adverse event data through API

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding the data available on medical device-related adverse events and recalls through its OpenFDA initiative, according to a blog post at FDA Voice.

Telemedicine saves pediatric urologist time, reduces appointment waiting

William Kennedy, M.D., has become "the doctor on TV" to many of his young patients thanks to telemedicine, and says the technology helps him use his time in a more productive way, according to an article at Becker's Health IT & CIO Review.

Future of health and wellness may be behind the wheel of a car

Healthcare technology may soon travel with people everywhere they go--including in the car.

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