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FDA publishes guidance on use of EHR data in FDA-regulated studies

The FDA has released a draft guidance covering the use of EHR data in FDA-regulated clinical studies. 

FDA issues guidance for 3-D-printed medical devices

The FDA issued a draft guidance on 3-D printing of medical devices, covering both design and testing considerations.

Mass. hospital errors could cost state $115M in Medicare funds

Errors in calculations may lead to Massachusetts hospitals losing $115 million in Medicare funding and more than 2,000 employees.

Is ransomware considered a health data breach under HIPAA?

With a total number of 112 million data breaches of healthcare records spanning more than 250 separate incidents last year, it’s safe to say that information security is on people's minds. The deluge of breaches has raised an important question about a particular kind of incident: does ransomware constitute as a data breach under HIPAA?

Unauthorized filming for 'NY Med' results in $2.2 million settlement with New York Presbyterian Hospital

New York Presbyterian Hospital has been reprimanded for disclosing patients' protected health information without their consent to film crews of the ABC television series “NY Med." 

West Virginia's new telemedicine practice standards & remote prescribing laws

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law, on March 24, a new bill (House Bill No. 4463) implementing a variety of telemedicine practice standards and remote prescribing rules in the state, according to a blog post from the law firm Foley & Lardner.

‘The time is right’: CIOs react to MU’s end

With the program soon to be a thing of the past, many of the nation’s healthcare CIOs weighed in on the demise—and eventual legacy—of MU.

Public health spending in U.S. declines since Affordable Care Act passage

Public health spending has declined since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010, according to an analysis.

Halamka: Security threat of devices is real

In response to the recent alert regarding the security vulnerabilities of an infusion pump, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) CIO John Halamka, MD, posted an entry on his blog about his own experience with such issues.

Does Windows 10 violate HIPAA?

More privacy concerns for providers: The permissions in Windows 10 violate HIPAA and any provider using the system is not protecting patients’ protected health information, according to some observers. But are these fears overblown?