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HHS Data Show Quality Improvements and Cost Savings Through Reductions in Hospital-Induced Harm

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that new data show a 9% decrease nationally in hospital-acquired infections in 2011 and 2012.  Reductions in adverse drug events and other... Read More >

ONC and AMA Release Brief on Health Information Exchange Among Non-federal Acute Care Hospitals

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the American Hospital Association has put out a data brief outlining health information exchange among non-federal acute... Read More >

HHS Releases Draft Report of Risk-Based Framework for Health IT

On April 3, 2014, HHS announced the release of a congressionally-mandated draft report developed by the FDA, ONC, and the FCC in consultation with health IT experts and consumer representatives. The... Read More >

HHS Announces Historic Release of Medicare Data on Payments Made to Physicians

On April 9, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new data on payment and billing for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other health care... Read More >

HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool for Providers

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) jointly released a security risk assessment tool for small to medium sized health care providers.  Conducting a... Read More >

Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute Release 2014 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws

On March 25, 2014, the Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute released their 2014 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws.  The report outlines how... Read More >

HHS Releases Final Rule Amending CLIA and HIPAA

On February 3, 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule amending the Clinical Laboratory Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and HIPAA. The final rule permits... Read More >

ONC releases results from the 2012 ONC Consumer Survey on Privacy and Security

ONC released a new data brief that reports the results of its 2012 consumer survey on privacy and security. The survey focused on consumers' attitudes about privacy and security. The brief reports... Read More >

ONC issues proposed rule for 2015 edition of EHR certification criteria

On February 21, 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for the next... Read More >

HHS Releases SAFER Guides

On January 15, 2014, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released the Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) Guides, which include interactive... Read More >