A file sharing application on the server had a default setting that allowed Google, other search engines and “anyone with an internet connection" access to them, according to a statement from the Office for Civil Rights at HHS.
Proposition 61, a proposal to cap what California pays for prescription drugs at the lowest price the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays, has drawn $108 million from pharmaceutical companies looking to defeat the measure.
Public health leaders are lauding HHS' call for money and data to drive stronger health initiatives that take into account social determinants.
The final MACRA rule eases some data-reporting requirements. But it will likely strain small IT vendors who have to tweak platforms to meet certification requirements, and that may derail efforts to make technology more patient-friendly, relevant and specialty-specific.
Despite the slew of new partnerships and initiatives, efforts to accelerate cancer research still face obstacles on several fronts, the vice president said in a report Monday.
The Utah Health Information Network, a Salt Lake City-based clinical health information exchange organization and claims clearinghouse services provider, has named Andrew Burchett CIO and Candace Czerny COO. Both previously worked at the not-for-profit group.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has finalized a rule giving it more oversight over certifying EHRs and other technologies that store, share and analyze health information for consumers. It also gained the authority to ask developers to pull noncompliant products from the market.
Detroit's Henry Ford Health System has been selected as one of several provider organizations to receive a share of a five-year, $5.5 million federal grant to lead data collection on a project that is part of the human genome research and precision medicine program.
While physicians trump online symptom checkers when it comes to diagnosing clinical cases, they still misdiagnose cases 15% of the time, a report published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found.
The new codes were touted as essential paving stones on the road to value-based purchasing, leading to improvements in healthcare data analytics, population health management, care quality and lower costs. Those benefits have yet to materialize.
HHS is investigating a possible breach of a computer system holding personal information of more than 6,700 doctors, nurses and other uniformed public health workers overseen by the surgeon general.
By opening up clinical trial data for secondary analysis, the New England Journal of Medicine hopes to generate new findings that could "teach the world something."