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GDPR: study highlights data protection challenges for research

June 17, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The research community often requires the depositing of individual genetic data from studies into research depositories to improve data sharing. This supports the reproducibility of new findings and facilitates discoveries. Attempts to comply with the requirements of journals and funders […]


Regulatory

HHS to audit plans for compliance with HIPAA transactions

April 15, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The federal agency responsible for regulations governing standardization of electronic transactions and data accessibility for consumers is ramping up adherence efforts. The Department of Health and Human Services is launched a pilot auditing program, starting with health plans and claims […]


Regulatory

Trump seeks funding for data resource to support pediatric cancer research

April 5, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Trump administration wants to launch a 10-year, $500 million initiative that creates a national data resource for pediatric cancer research to develop new, more effective and safer treatments for children. President Trump first announced the data initiative in January […]


EHR & EMR

DoD-VA EHR interoperability efforts lack single point of accountability

April 3, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs has tried to modernize its legacy electronic health record system in four separate attempts over two decades, with the latest initiative already facing serious challenges. That’s the contention of a Government Accountability Office official who […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telehealth in primary care risks fragmentation of patient info

March 21, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A new study suggests that the use of telemedicine in primary care could potentially lead to further fragmentation of care. It’s possible that the use of the technology could lead to disconnected care, counteracting the benefits of improved patient access […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

Lawmakers voice concerns about VA’s plans for Cerner EHR

March 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Members of Congress are growing increasingly concerned about Department of Veterans Affairs plans to implement the same Cerner electronic health record system as the Department of Defense. Senior VA officials incurred the wrath of a House appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Poor hospital-home health communication puts patients at risk

February 26, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

More than half of Colorado home health care clinicians say they have received insufficient information from hospitals to guide patient management, according to a new statewide survey. In the survey of home health care nurses and staff, conducted by researchers […]


Regulatory

Proposed rules on electronic health information met with early industry approval

February 12, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Monday’s release of proposed rules by the Department of Health and Human Services designed to improve healthcare IT interoperability have generated positive reactions from stakeholder groups. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives issued a statement that it supports policies […]


Regulatory

Trump signs into law maternal mortality prevention legislation

December 27, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

President Trump has signed legislation to prevent U.S. maternal mortality—which has more than doubled since 1987—by funding surveillance, data collection, and research on how to solve the growing problem. The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, which was passed earlier this month […]


EHR & EMR

Hospitals still use paper to send, receive summary of care records

December 20, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

New data show that although hospitals are using electronic methods to exchange summary of care records, they are still using paper. A majority of hospitals last year used more than one electronic method to routinely send (78 percent) and receive […]


EHR & EMR

Cost of VA’s EHR modernization program grows by $350M

November 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs has added $350 million to its cost estimates for the VA’s electronic health record modernization program—an increase that isn’t sitting well with members of Congress. According to the latest VA data provided to Congress, the […]


Regulatory

Provider groups urge Congress to pass maternal health bill this year

November 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A coalition of more than 80 organizations wants Congress to pass a maternal health bill by the end of 2018. The groups, which include the American Hospital Association and American Medical Association, support legislation passed by the Senate health committee […]


Regulatory

Congress seeks better data sharing to trim maternal mortality

November 5, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Lawmakers are trying address a deficiency of data when it comes to understanding an alarming spike in U.S. maternal mortality by enabling states to participate in nationwide information sharing. The U.S. maternal mortality rate has more than doubled between 1987 […]


EHR & EMR

ONC finds most hospitals plan to use upgraded EHR tech in 2019

October 26, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The vast majority of acute care hospitals has upgraded or plan to upgrade to the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria. The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT has released results of an analysis of 2017 data from the […]


Regulatory

Trump signs tech-boosting opioid legislation into law

October 25, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

President Trump on Wednesday signed into law opioid legislation that expands use of telehealth and aims to improve prescription drug monitoring programs. The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act boosts several […]


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Amazon joins NIH cloud initiative for biomedical research

October 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A second major vendor has joined a National Institutes of Health effort to enable biomedical researchers to harness the power of commercial cloud computing. Under NIH’s Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) initiative, Amazon Web […]


EHR & EMR

DoD, VA pledge to better align plans to create single EHR

October 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have pledged to align their agency’s respective plans to create a common Cerner electronic health record system. Defense Secretary James Mattis and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie have signed a joint statement committing to […]


EHR & EMR

Lack of EHR, data interoperability holding back value-based care

September 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The lack of electronic health record interoperability and sharing of patient data continue to be major barriers to value-based care in Medicare. That’s the consensus of healthcare stakeholders who testified late last week before the House Energy and Commerce Health […]


EHR & EMR

DoD-VA EHR interoperability needs a single point of accountability

September 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

If the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are to succeed in creating interoperable electronic health record systems, an Interagency Program Office must clearly define its role and responsibilities. That’s the contention of members of Congress and a Government Accountability […]


Uncategorized

Government lacks data to ensure proper oversight of Medicaid

August 22, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The federal government’s efforts to combat Medicaid fraud and overpayments, which totaled nearly $37 billion in fiscal year 2017, must be strengthened by improving its data oversight system. That’s the message that the Government Accountability Office and lawmakers delivered on […]