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Rio Olympics get plugged in with EHR for everyone at games

Rio Olympics get plugged in with EHR for everyone at games

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 20, 2016

GE Healthcare, an official sponsor of the games, provided medical equipment to this year's event along with a key piece of healthcare IT—its Centricity Practice Solution EHR and practice-management system. It was the first time all athletes at the Olympics had their health records managed on...

At 20, is HIPAA hitting its stride, or is it over the hill?

At 20, is HIPAA hitting its stride, or is it over the hill?

By Erica Teichert  |  August 13, 2016

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—the law the federal government uses to police the privacy and security of the nation's health information—is turning 20, and some people may wonder if it's up to the job in 2016 and beyond.

Karen DeSalvo to leave ONC, but will stay at HHS

Karen DeSalvo to leave ONC, but will stay at HHS

By Joseph Conn  |  August 13, 2016

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who had been wearing two hats at HHS, last week stepped down from her role as the nation's top health information technology official.

DeSalvo to leave ONC but will stay at HHS

DeSalvo to leave ONC but will stay at HHS

By Joseph Conn  |  August 11, 2016

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who had been wearing two hats at HHS, is stepping down from her role as the nation's top health information technology official. Dr. Vindell Washington is taking over as head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

NantHealth's cancer test picks up more willing insurers

NantHealth's cancer test picks up more willing insurers

By Bob Herman  |  August 10, 2016

NantHealth, the precision-medicine company started by billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, is in negotiations with 13 additional health insurance companies and large employers to cover its costly genome sequencing test for cancer patients.

Hospital execs earn bigger bonuses as value-based care takes hold

Hospital execs earn bigger bonuses as value-based care takes hold

By Joseph Conn  |  August 06, 2016

Modern Healthcare's 36th annual Executive Compensation Survey finds that as executives' compensation continues to soar, more is coming from performance-based payment models that aren't just linked to individual efforts and outcomes, but also the efforts of their organizations.

DEA probe in Utah may affect access to Rx records

By Erica Teichert  |  August 06, 2016

The Drug Enforcement Administration believes a Utah physician may have ties to an international drug cartel, and it wants access to the state's prescription drug monitoring program to continue its investigation.

Advocate Health to pay largest HIPAA settlement

Advocate Health to pay largest HIPAA settlement

By Erica Teichert  |  August 04, 2016

Advocate Health Care has agreed to pay $5.55 million to settle multiple data protection violations over the past three years, marking the largest Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act settlement HHS has ever received.

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