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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 >

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 >