The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a recent study that offered a bleak statistic about the medical profession. In a group of more than 1,000 doctors surveyed by the Unive ... Read more

Cyberattacks: Health Care is Vulnerable

Health care is a prime target for cyberattacks, says Russell Branzell, President and CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management (CHIME), speaking at this week’s American College of ... Read more

E-prescribing Mandate Begins March 27, 2016, But New Exemptions Apply

As of March 27, 2016, New York State will be the first state to mandate practitioners (excluding veterinarians) to issue electronic prescriptions for controlled and non-controlled substances. The new ... Read more

Doctors Given a Warning on Pay

Avoid liabilities associated with compensation arrangements The U.S. Department of HHS’ Office of Inspector General issued a fraud alert recently warning doctors to avoid payment agreements that ... Read more

$2.7 Million Penalty for Alleged HIPAA Violations

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Oregon’s only academic health center comprising two hospitals and multiple general and specialty clinics, has agreed to pay a penalty of $2.7 milli ... Read more

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