Compliance & Legal

Senator Mark Warner
By Andrea Fox 11:17 am September 13, 2023
In a letter to Anne Milgram, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, they say Congress created a special registration under the SUPPORT Act "not as an option for DEA to utilize, but a requirement."
The panelists on stage
By Andrea Fox 10:17 am September 08, 2023
New patient privacy compliance resources and cross-agency approaches are coming in the next 12-24 months, and could help health systems bolster their security.
Trapeze artist in a blue costume holding onto a hoop in mid-air against a black backdrop
By Andrea Fox 11:48 am September 01, 2023
With information blocking penalties beginning today, the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association says it's optimistic about the work its members have done to enable wider EHI sharing and get ahead on compliance – which is still evolving.
KLAS sign hangs above its HIMSS Global Conference exhibition
By Andrea Fox 11:05 am August 29, 2023
While developing strong functionality is important, even vendors with the best technology must combine that with proactive service so customers can get the most out of their solutions, say KLAS researchers.
By Andrea Fox 10:30 am August 18, 2023
Larger companies are taking an "all or nothing" approach in light of proposed legislation, one HIE leader says, but electronic health record developers can look to modernized data lakes for inspiration and place guardrails around PHI.
A black gavel lays on a desk
By Andrea Fox 09:30 am August 17, 2023
When Vanderbilt University Medical Center turned over non-anonymized medical records to the state without patient consent, it pitted Tennessee state law against HIPAA and unleashed a federal investigation as well as a class action patient lawsuit. 
Cardiac monitors in a hospital setting
By Andrea Fox 10:29 am August 15, 2023
A new study looked at how AI and NLP could be used in a post-acute discharge patient engagement program to address factors beyond social determinants of health and address emotional, behavioral and other barriers to recovery.
By Andrea Fox 10:55 am August 11, 2023
New research by the Ponemon Institute and IBM Security revealed that the global average cost of a data breach reached $4.45 million and the costs of avoiding law enforcement after a ransomware attack have increased by $470,000.
A female with a doctor's coat and glasses conducts a telehealth video call. There is a shoulder of a patient in the foreground.
By Andrea Fox 10:46 am August 07, 2023
The ATA said the agency's notice about the listening sessions to be held in September could pave the way for "remote prescribing of medically necessary controlled substances without an in-person visit."
Cone Health building
By Bill Siwicki 10:24 am August 02, 2023
With approximately 200 active peer reviewers at the health system, this significant transition has improved physician engagement and the overall process – and saved scores of hours per coordinator.