News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in November 2011
App Allows Radiology Diagnosis Via Tablet, Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
FDA clearance of GE Centricity mobile app lets radiologists use smartphones and tablets to make diagnoses from remote locations or in the field.
How Defense IT Will Cope With Billions In Cuts
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
The Pentagon is betting that spending on technology can save money and help it meet huge cuts in the defense budget that have been ordered and additional cuts that may be on the way.
AT&T Desperate To Save T-Mobile Bid
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
AT&T appears to be willing to do anything to salvage its plan to acquire T-Mobile USA, despite the roadblocks being thrown in its way by the government.
Software Makers Shun SOPA Bill
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
In a reversal, Business Software Alliance now says the proposed anti-piracy law overreaches.
Medicare Delays HIPAA 5010 Enforcement
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Doctor offices and hospitals will now have until the end of March to get up to speed with new electronic transaction set for processing insurance claims.
Is ICD-10 More Important Than Meaningful Use?
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Advisory Board health IT boss Dave Garets tells CIOs to make ICD-10 compliance their top priority because more money is at stake.
AMA Wants To Put Brakes On ICD-10 Implementation
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
American Medical Association cited concerns about transition to the new set of medical billing codes while staying up to date with a host of regulatory and technology changes.
Microsoft Cloud Exec Is New Washington State CIO
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Windows Azure vet Bharat Shiyam steps into the middle of a major state agency consolidation and a massive data center build as Washington's new state CIO.
SOPA: 5 Key Provisions Of Anti-Piracy Bill
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Controversial legislation aims to help U.S. authorities clamp down on rogue websites, but critics say it amounts to Internet censorship.
Medicare Needs To Elevate IT Approach, Says NRC
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
New challenges, from health insurance exchanges to shared savings programs, demand that the agency integrate IT into all of its systems and strategies, says National Research Council.
Fed Agency Telecommuting Policies: Too Many Unfinished
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
A new survey shows that while federal agency managers and staff support telecommuting, a lack of agency policies is slowing actual progress.
Don't Regulate EHRs Like Cars
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
In the interest of patient safety, the Institute of Medicine recommends that health IT be more tightly regulated, much like the auto industry. But are the two industries comparable?
Taking Pain Out Of ANSI 5010 Conversion
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
Cloud-based offerings like new ADP Advanced MD can ease healthcare providers transitioning to new electronic data format standard for claims transactions.
Meaningful Use Needs Patient Safety Reports, Say Experts
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
Contributors to the Institute of Medicine's report on health IT say that Meaningful Use regs should require submission of electronic health record data on adverse events.
Healthcare ICD-10 Conversion: One Expert's Tips
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
As the ICD-10 conversion deadline approaches, consider this advice from Booz Allen Hamilton's Beth Mahan to make the best of a painful transition.
Medical Experts Pitch Controversial Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Stakeholders debate Institute of Medicine proposal for federal oversight of IT-associated patient deaths and injuries.
Dell Donates Cloud Power For Pediatric Cancer Research
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
Kids with rare, deadly neuroblastoma cancer could be first to benefit from new clinical trial focused on finding more effective, personalized treatments.
Foreigners Don't Take IT Jobs, They Create Them
Commentary  |  11/9/2011  | 
Research shows that immigrant-founded companies generate billions in revenue and employ hundreds of thousands of Americans, so why do so many people want to seal our borders?
Obama Orders More Technology Cuts
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
White House aims to limit mobile devices and move information online to eliminate wasteful spending.
Progress On Health Data Exchange Specs
News  |  11/8/2011  | 
Seven states, eight e-health records vendors, and three health information exchange providers agree to support interoperability standards that also could make health data exchange easier nationally.
How To Cultivate High-Potential IT Leaders
Commentary  |  11/7/2011  | 
Seeking a new IT job opportunity or trying to retain your organization's best talent? Consider this advice from a 40-year industry veteran.
EHR Vendors Endorse Medical Error Reporting System
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
As the spotlight shines on electronic health record-related adverse events, vendor group embraces voluntary, anonymous reporting system.
Mobile Medical Apps: More Education Needed
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society tells FDA that many hospitals, health systems, and app developers have no experience working with agency on regulatory issues.
ICD-10 Madness: Most Providers Aren't Ready
News  |  11/4/2011  | 
A KLAS survey finds the vast majority of healthcare organizations are only in the early stages of IDC-10 preparation; many don’t have a clue what it will cost.
Hospitals Fall Short On Meaningful Use
News  |  11/3/2011  | 
While more hospitals say they meet stage 1 of the electronic health record incentive program, 53% say they still aren't ready, finds study.
Obsession With Meaningful Use Could Backfire
Commentary  |  11/2/2011  | 
Don't let your push to obtain the government's EHR financial incentives blind you to the next big hurdle: accountable care.
Pentagon CIO's Tech Revamp: 4 Priorities
Commentary  |  11/2/2011  | 
With a new enterprise IT plan in hand, Teri Takai outlines what's next as the Department of Defense looks to introduce new technologies while strengthening its cyber defenses.
Michigan HIE Puts Sustainability Into Play
News  |  11/2/2011  | 
South East Michigan Health Information Exchange joins Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange, also helps Social Security Administration improve eligibility processes.
NIST: Make EHRs More User-Friendly
News  |  11/1/2011  | 
National Institute of Standards and Technology solicits input on how to make electronic health records better, safer.


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