Another Day, Another App Development Company - and its Founder! - Settle with the FTC
December 5 2013
Posted in: Mobile Apps
The FTC announced today another settlement with a mobile app development company involving allegations of consumer deception. Interestingly, the complaint was against the company, Goldenshores Technologies, LLC, as well ...read more
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HHS provides sample business associate agreements. Am I required to use the sample BAAs provided by HHS?
December 4 2013
Posted in: FAQ
No. There seems to be a common misunderstanding about the sample business associate agreements (BAA) provided by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Some are under the impression ...read more
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FTC is Hosting Three Spring Seminars Covering Emerging Consumer Privacy Issues
December 3 2013
Posted in: Privacy
Increasingly, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken a more active role in addressing data privacy and security issues involving consumer data. The FTC is also active in exploring ...read more
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Telemedicine is Coming to Florida (Slowly but Surely)
November 15 2013
Posted in: Telemedicine
The Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine are Moving Closer to Proposing a Rule on Standards for Telemedicine Practice. In a joint meeting of the Florida Boards of ...read more
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HMA to Repay $31 Million for Improper EHR Claims
November 11 2013
Posted in: EHR
In a Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 5, 2013 [1], Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) announced that it will restate financial statements to address a repayment ...read more
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Need an App? Have you considered crowdsourcing?
November 5 2013
Posted in: Mobile Apps
Apps for mobile devices are a growing industry. And no wonder; according to research by Flurry Analytics, a mobile analytics company, by December 2012, consumers were spending 127 minutes ...read more
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What is an FDA Guidance document and do Guidance documents bind the FDA?
October 23 2013
Posted in: FAQ
FDA Guidance sets forth the FDA's "current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited." As the FDA ...read more
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And the Data Breach Train Keeps Rolling
October 15 2013
Posted in: Data Breach
In the last few days, two hospitals have announced data breaches involving protected health information. The first data breach incident, announced on October 1, 2013, involved St. Mary's Janesville ...read more
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Money doesn't stop technology crashes
October 15 2013
Posted in: EHR
Skip to the Take-a-Ways The U.S. government's insurance exchange program is not the only one to experience technological woes. Healthcare IT News and the California Nurses Association recently reported ...read more
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