A panel advising federal regulators on how to govern health information exchanges that share electronic health records using national standards is seeking comments on whether an existing organization could handle the oversight role.
In its second report card on the Obama Administration's privacy policies, the Electronic Privacy Information Center points out what it sees as many shortcomings, saving its harshest criticism for the area of civil liberties.
Good start, but we've still got a long way to go. This statement sums up industry experts' reactions to the two cyber fraud advisories issued this week to help organizations prevent ACH fraud and other crimes.
As the federal government attempts to crack down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud, officials have discovered that most medical schools don't offer training on how to comply with federal fraud and abuse laws.
Organizations involved in exchanging electronic health records should provide patients with clear, brief notices about their data sharing policies, a privacy and security tiger team advising federal regulators says.
In light of a survey confirming that medical students aren't getting enough training on how to comply with Medicare and Medicaid laws aimed at preventing fraud and abuse, federal authorities will prepare educational materials on the subject.