A deaf man's family claims he died of malignant melanoma after three Long Island medical facilities failed to get him a sign-language interpreter, which kept him from fully understanding his cancer diagnosis, the New York Post reported.
Video cameras in hospitals can monitor at-risk patients and ensure doctors take proper safety and sanitary measures--but their use may compromise patient privacy, according to a New York Times opinion piece.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week posted a final rule in the Federal Register mandating that device manufacturers and importers submit adverse event reports for medical devices electronically.
West Virginia hospitals narrowly averted disaster after the recent Freedom Industries chemical spill, but the threat may still be present, according to Newsweek.
Is it worth it for healthcare providers to self-report potential fraud under Stark Law to avoid or reduce potential fines and penalties for violating anti-fraud and anti-kickback laws? Not necessarily, according to a column by Jonathan Sack in Forbes.
The Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) is pushing its members to disclose the fees they charge to patients prior to treatment, the Hartford Courant reported.
Google, following up on its move late last year to enter into business associate agreements to enable its Google Apps customers to support HIPAA-regulated data, recently announced that its cloud platform will support BAAs, as well.
Is the fact that National Quality Forum president and CEO Christine Cassel, M.D, receives hundreds of thousnds of dollars from two medical companies with vested interests in the influential organization a conflict of interest? Medical ethic experts say yes, according to ProPublica.
No one likes to feel muzzled. So I read with great interest this recent blog post from Carl Bergman, managing partner of a service that matches users with electronic health record vendors. He...
Most physicians responding to a newly published survey are dissatisfied with the functionality and cost of electronic health record systems.