Federal health IT privacy and security advisors are weighing options for new policies, or just good models, for patients to grant caregivers and family members the power of personal health information management.
North Carolina's new Medicaid information system has not been working as designed and has shorted providers nearly half a billion dollars, a group of doctors argue in the latest chapter of the NCTracks saga.
To save the new insurance marketplaces after a less-than-ideal first four months, states and the federal government need to reform IT procurement and set their sights on four specific goals, argues the founding leader of Massachusetts' Health Connector.
An appeals court ruling ending the FCC's Open Internet Order may not mean a less open Internet. But it does bring more variables to mHealth commercialization and regulation and it may help spur competition to bring much faster Internet speeds than Americans have now.
Practically every agency with any connection to consumer privacy has dabbled in regulating location tracking, albeit in a patchwork fashion. But with the stakes rapidly growing and consumer awareness in fast pursuit, new legislation might not be far off.
Now that my brief holiday is over, I'm back to thinking about standards again. One of the things that I've noted over the past 4 years of blogging is the increased influence of social media on Health IT regulation and standards.
The backlash has begun. And despite a new poll suggesting the ACA has garnered a small rise in popularity, many pundits are suggesting the ruling could ultimately harm Obama, and the ACA, more than help.
Chief Justice Roberts is very smart, and quite possibly pretty sly as well. I have been reading through the Supreme Court's landmark decision on health reform (which like many others, I predicted wrongly).
The back and forth political rhetoric that President Obama and Mitt Romney conducted via distinct and separately released video shorts does very little to promote understanding of either the ACA or how Romney, if elected and actually able to appeal, would replace it.