News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in December 2012
Healthcare Execs Worry About Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
KPMG survey suggests training and change management are bigger barriers than technology implementation in achieving federal health IT standards.
Medicaid Providers Rack EHR Incentive Dollars
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
GAO report shows that nearly 40% of eligible hospitals and a third of professionals got payments in 2011, despite slow start in many states.
Maine HIE Prepares For Pay-For-Performance World
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
HealthInfoNet and Arcadia Solution's new partnership will marry insurance claims to clinical data in Maine's health information exchange.
Health IT Certification Group Examines Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology looks to develop a framework for the technology ACOs will need to function.
Europe Weighs New Data Breach Rules For Critical Companies
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Mobile networks, banks, energy companies and other critical infrastructure providers could be required to report all breaches to EU authorities.
Google Escapes Antitrust Shackles
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
FTC's antitrust case against Google appears to be winding down without Google being slapped with any penalties or restrictions. Be glad.
Personal Mobile Heart Monitor Gets FDA OK
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
AliveCor specialized iPhone case and monitoring app lets users record data and wirelessly send to doctors.
Halamka Knows Perils And Promise Of Healthcare BYOD
Commentary  |  12/13/2012  | 
One of the nation's top healthcare CIOs discusses Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's $200K project to secure personal devices used for work.
ONC: Physicians' EHR Capabilities Growing Rapidly
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
But ONC report on doctors' ability to show Meaningful Use clashes with another government report using the same data.
HIMSS Survey: Future Belongs To Mobile Technology
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Most healthcare IT managers believe mobile technology will have big impact on patient care, according to the latest Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey.
Health IT Bubble Is No Bubble At All
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Unlike the disappointing tech startups of the late 1990s, healthcare IT will continue to grow because it addresses problems the medical industry has yet to solve.
Tech And The City: New York's Future
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
U.S. cities stand to benefit in important ways from well-planned technology implementations, according to our survey. The possibilities include better quality of life for city residents.
Indiana HIE Lets Public See Quality Metrics
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
Once shy about sharing data, leading health information exchange now posts public scorecard that compares doctors' success treating diabetes, heart problems and other conditions.
Meaningful Use Doesn't Drive Doctors' EHR Selection
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
While 72% of office-based doctors now use electronic health records systems, many say their systems won't qualify for federal incentive payments.
FCC Asks FAA To Relax Gadget Restrictions
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
FCC chairman asks aviation regulators to give airline passengers greater freedom to use electronic devices during flights.
Apple Mac To Be Made In USA
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Apple shareholders may not be thrilled, but Apple's decision to make some Mac computers in the U.S. will bring more jobs, training to domestic workers.
Google In 2013: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/3/2012  | 
Google Glass won't shine, but the company as a whole will thrive in 2013. See if you agree with our predictions.
Google, Mozilla Warn Of Threats To Internet Freedom
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
The International Telecommunications Union's effort to update a telecom treaty could hinder Internet freedom, the two companies claim.


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