News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in October 2012
BYOD Security Tops Doctors' Mobile Device Worries
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Bring-your-own-device trend leads healthcare providers to question mobile device management and security effectiveness, KLAS study finds.
EHR Vendors React Favorably To CMS E-Measure Specs
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Association representative says government is moving in right direction to facilitate reporting of clinical quality measures.
Text Messaging Between Clinicians Increasing In Hospitals
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Hospitals that are worried about security and privacy risks can purchase technology to fill the gaps. The bigger problem is getting staff to follow policies and procedures.
California Targets Mobile Apps For Missing Privacy Policies
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Mobile app developers that don't post conspicuous online and in-app privacy policies will face $2,500 fine per download.
4G World: The Need For More Spectrum
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband.
DoD, VA To Expand Health Data Exchange Pilot
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Year-long test has already signed up 56,000 veterans; plug-and-play testing for nationwide exchange to play role in expansion.
Hearsay Guards Against Social Media Trouble
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Hearsay Social helps businesses plug into social media while still controlling compliance and governance. Learn more in our Valley View video.
Cancer Social Network Supports Meaningful Use Goals
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Breast cancer patients and survivors show more engagement in their care, a key Meaningful Use stage 2 goal, with the help of social network MyBCTeam.
Ceglia To Face Facebook Fraud Charges
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
The government says Ceglia forged evidence to support his claim to own most of Facebook.
DOD Pushes Military's Mobile Strategy Forward
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Defense Department is serious about getting smartphones into soldiers' hands, according to new mobile device management and app store vendor solicitations.
Apple Mocks Samsung In Court-Ordered Ad
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
A U.K. judge's observation that Samsung's tablets aren't as cool as the iPad gets featured in Apple's required notification.
How The Feds Drive Cloud Innovation
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
NASA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies are shifting toward more strategic and complex cloud applications, as they try to drive down costs amid flat IT budgets.
Feds Test Patient E-Consent For HIEs
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
For health information exchanges to gain a foothold in the U.S., patients need to get on board. A recent pilot project spearheaded by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT leads the way.
Microsoft Apologizes For Lack Of Browser Choice
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Microsoft insists a technical error is to blame for its failure to provide users with a browser choice screen in Windows, as instructed by the European Commission.
BlackBerry Loses Its Grip On Federal Government
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
RIM's BlackBerry platform has maintained a strong following in government for years, but that is changing.
Feds Take Critical Look At Meaningful Use Payments
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Office of Inspector General investigating whether providers' EHR use has resulted in Medicare overcharges.
Mostashari: Make EHR Use More Meaningful
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Providers should go beyond checking off boxes to earn incentive money, and seize opportunities to streamline data and serve patients, national coordinator advises CHIME execs.
Apple Vs. The Swiss Railways Patent
Commentary  |  10/19/2012  | 
Apple's not been convicted of anything by a jury, even if a clever Swiss attorney could make up a color graphic that makes the two clock faces look exactly the same.
MyKinergy Takes Top Prize In Health IT Challenge
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Health app claims $25,000 "Blue Button" prize for its cloud-hosted patient engagement tool.
Report: Get Patient Data Out Of Silos
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
New study from PwC says improved insurer-provider communication will lead to better patient care.
Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform
Commentary  |  10/16/2012  | 
Genuine healthcare reform can't happen until facilities and doctors get patients more involved in their own care. To do that, patients need fast access to more data.
Apple, Other Ultrathin Notebooks Get Green Grade
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
EPEAT says Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba notebooks meet its environmental standards.
Study: Accountable Care Organization Savings May Evaporate
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
ACOs will need more robust IT and better care coordination to reap the benefits of the Medicare Shared Savings program, according to Health Affairs report.
National Library of Medicine Sets Meaningful Use Standards
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
NLM, in collaboration with the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will provide vocabulary sets for clinical measures found in MU Stage 2.
White House Wants Ideas For Next Moonshot
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Think big: The Office of Science and Technology Policy and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are looking for the next 'grand challenge.'
Big Data Tackles Patients Who Don't Take Meds
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Data analytics help Express Scripts predict, address the problem of patients who aren't taking their medications as prescribed.
Feds Complete Transfer Of National Data Exchange Operations
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
Healtheway, a public-private not-for-profit firm, is now the business arm of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Exchange.
Oracle Appeals Android Lawsuit
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
If at first you don't succeed, ask a higher court to intervene. Oracle continues its legal crusade to get Google to pay for Android.
Obama Vs. Romney: 6 Tech Policy Differences
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
With the 2012 election drawing near, InformationWeek Government compares the tech plans of President Obama and the Democrats and those of Governor Romney and the Republicans.
Federal Agencies Build A Business Case For The Cloud
News  |  10/4/2012  | 
More than half of federal agencies are saving money with cloud computing, our annual survey finds. But security, compatibility, and skills present huge challenges.
Obama's IT Transformation Is A Work In Progress
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
The president's record on IT strategy is long on vision but short on results.
What T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Means For Business
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
Proposed merger of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS will have far-reaching implications once the deal is complete. Here's what you can expect.
YouTube's Automated Copyright Cop Gets Sensitivity Training
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
Content ID system has been enhanced with an improved appeals process and more accurate content recognition code.
Health Insurance Exchange Spending Hits $2 Billion
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
Latest round of grant awards will go toward building the IT infrastructure necessary to make state exchange websites operational.
Feds Want 1,000 Rural Hospitals On EHRs By 2014
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
U.S. government offers $30 million to help critical access hospitals and other small rural facilities achieve Meaningful Use by 2014.


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