Four-hospital Care New England Health System, based in Providence, R.I., has agreed to pay $400,000 and write a corrective action plan after a federal investigation found it lacked an up-to-date business associate's agreement between it and one of its hospitals.
By law, patients have a right to obtain electronic copies of their medical records, but should they also have a right to access those records by using software applications of their choosing?
Health information technology experts Wednesday told a U.S. Senate health committee that they need to use persuasion rather than legislation to fix problems with the multibillion-dollar federal health IT program.
The nation's largest e-prescribing network reported another big jump in e-prescribing volume, but the number of e-prescribers increased more slowly and e-prescribing of controlled substances has lagged.
HHS has a revised guide to privacy and security for electronic health information that's intended to help smaller healthcare organizations that lack a legal staff. The guide, however, gives scant attention to several important regulatory areas.
More than five years after Congress mandated HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to establish a “governance mechanism” for seamless health information exchange, the agency earlier this month confirmed that widespread “data blocking” still existed, largely...