Government & Policy

The Capitol
By Andrea Fox 10:24 am September 14, 2023
But restarting the paused Electronic Health Record Modernization program will first require a successful deployment at Lovell Federal Health Care Center in Chicago, says Dr. Neil Evans of the EHRM Integration Office.
Senator Mark Warner
By Andrea Fox 11:17 am September 13, 2023
In a letter to Anne Milgram, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, they say Congress created a special registration under the SUPPORT Act "not as an option for DEA to utilize, but a requirement."
Square quantum computer components in blue.
By Andrea Fox 06:04 am September 12, 2023
As it works to safeguard existing cybersecurity protocols from easy decryption by a future quantum computer, the agency is requesting feedback on standards for three algorithms designed to withstand quantum-powered cyberattacks.
Scripps Health building complex
By Andrea Fox 10:47 am September 11, 2023
Three states accuse nine individuals for Trickbot and Conti cyberattacks, including Maksim Galochkin, who's indicted in California for three counts related to the 2021 Scripps Health ransomware attack.
The panelists on stage
By Andrea Fox 10:17 am September 08, 2023
New patient privacy compliance resources and cross-agency approaches are coming in the next 12-24 months, and could help health systems bolster their security.
FBI Director Christopher Wray reaches his hand forward as he speaks into a microphone.
By Andrea Fox 10:13 am September 05, 2023
The agency said as part of the international cyber takedown it gained lawful access to Qakbot’s infrastructure and identified more than 700,000 infected computers worldwide, including more than 200,000 in the US. 
A patient uses a mobile phone to verify identity, which supports data privacy across industries, including telehealth.
By Andrea Fox 11:02 am August 31, 2023
The American Telemedicine Association seeks to ensure that expanding telehealth programs are treated like any other healthcare delivery model and meet standards for patient safety, data privacy and information security.
Kuldeep Singh Rajput of Biofourmis on remote patient monitoring
By Bill Siwicki 10:44 am August 28, 2023
Signs point to yes – and mature remote patient monitoring and telemedicine tools will be key to helping providers capitalize on the shift, one technology leader says.
A doctor and healthcare workers race a patient on a gurney down a hospital corridor.
By Andrea Fox 08:58 am August 22, 2023
Multiple awards for proposals to buttress digital health technology security, improve the fitness of healthcare analytics and strengthen healthcare software development are possible, according to the BAA. 
By Andrea Fox 10:30 am August 18, 2023
Larger companies are taking an "all or nothing" approach in light of proposed legislation, one HIE leader says, but electronic health record developers can look to modernized data lakes for inspiration and place guardrails around PHI.