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CMS Releases EHR Meaningful Use Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Meaningful Use rule on Friday, August 29, 2014.  The final rule provides eligible hospitals and... Read More >

New Policy Brief on Health Information Exchange Released from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report looking at the state of health information exchange and interoperability.  The report provides a background of the... Read More >

RWJF to host briefing on nation's health information infrastructure and recommendations from 2013 JASON report

On Thursday, August 7th, 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will host the briefing "The State of Health Information Technology Adoption & the Nation's Health Information Infrastructure:... Read More >

ONC Releases Final Report on the Behavioral Health Data Exchange Consortium Project

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released its final report from the Behavioral Health Data Exchange Consortium pilot project.  The purpose of the... Read More >

New HHS Report Details 2011 & 2012 Breach Trends

On June 18, 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its Annual Report to Congress detailing breaches of unsecured protected health information (PHI) occuring in 2011 and... Read More >

Eric Goplerud Quoted in WSJ Article on Easing Resrictions on the Sharing of Drug Treatment Information in Medical Records

Health Information & the Law Standing Committee member, Eric Goplerud was interviewed and quoted in a Wall Street Journal article entitled, "Drug Treatment Swept Up in Push for Medical-Records... Read More >

ONC Releases 10 Year Vision to Achieve Interoperability

On June 5, 2014, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released its 10 Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure.  The vision... Read More >

New Availability of FDA Related Data

On June 2, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration launched OpenFDA.  OpenFDA is an initiative in the Office of Informatics and Technology Innovation.  OpenFDA provides easy access to... Read More >

CMS issues final rule expanding data sharing and price transparency in Medicare Part D

On May 19, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule revising the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) Programs regulations for contract... Read More >

CMS Issues Final Rule Implementing Provisions to Curb Fraud and Abuse and Improve Quality of Care for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D

On May 19, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that implements provisions to curb fraud and abuse and improve the quality of care within the Medicare... Read More >