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 •  September 26

The recent Equifax Inc. data breach prompted senators at a Sept. 26 hearing to question whether the FTC has the proper authority to effectively enforce data security standards. How to better define the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to oversee corporate data security is a long-standing issue, and U.S. credit bureau Equifax’s breach...

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 •  May 1

Health information technology and innovative uses of data are priorities for the Trump administration, which is committed to the free flow of electronic health-care data, HHS Secretary Tom Price said April 27. The administration aims to give physicians incentives to use health IT and make it easier for electronic health systems to securely exchange...

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 •  March 20

The House is expected to vote the week of March 20 on legislation that would subject health insurers to greater antitrust scrutiny. The issue has gained new momentum amid a broader Republican push to overhaul the nation’s health-care system. House Republicans are aiming for a March 23 vote on a measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act,...

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 •  April 20, 2016

April 19 — Federal health IT policy advisers April 19 joined the call for the HHS to clarify how mobile health apps are affected by federal privacy laws and regulations. Despite recent guidance from regulators, many health app developers and their customers remain unsure how privacy rules apply to health information stored on smartphones and on...

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 •  March 17, 2016

March 16 — Participation in the Medicare EHR incentive program dropped slightly in 2015 despite the federal government's repeated efforts to make it easier for providers to participate. The number of health-care providers that successfully attested to the CMS to meeting the requirements of the Medicare meaningful use program dropped from 228,662 in...

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 •  November 18, 2015

The number of technology vendors offering telemedicine services grew from 45 to 85 between 2011 and 2015, Brendan FitzGerald, the director of research for HIMSS Analytics, said during an online presentation. Growth in the telemedicine industry over the ...

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 •  October 22, 2015

The research firm will also track the movement of health data around the ... McKesson, MEDITECH, MEDHOST and NextGen Healthca

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 •  September 30, 2015

28 — Health information exchange groups widely blame the federal ... the eHealth Exchange, the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation