A coalition of 15 patient groups said it wants to see the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act workgroup take its time in crafting a risk-based framework for health IT regulation, in a letter sent to federal officials this week.
Legislation introduced by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) calls for a one-year delay in the launch of the controversial data hub that will connect state health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act with federal agencies.
The American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association, concerned that Meaningful Use requirements are "overly burdensome," make four recommendations to improve the program for providers in a letter sent to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius this week.
By his own admission, Bradley Thompson, an attorney at Washington, D.C.-based law firm Epstein Becker Green, has spent 27 years "attacking" the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. At the...
Medical Group Management Association President and CEO Susan Turney is "extremely concerned" that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not conduct external ICD-10 testing with external trading partners, like physician practices.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's mHealth regulations still have a ways to go before they are finalized. According to an article in GovernmentHealthIT, a key Food and Drug Administration...
In a letter sent to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last Friday, 16 Republican lawmakers raised concerns about the data services hub to be used to connect state health insurance exchanges with federal agencies.
There is a tug of war going on in Washington between rival industry groups lobbying the Department of Health and Human Services in an effort to influence the timing of the Food and Drug...
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told lawmakers she didn't ask companies regulated by her department for money to help promote the health reform law.
Physicians have had difficulty meeting Meaningful Use criteria for electronic health records, according to research published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The research, based on a survey of 1,820 primary care physicians and office-based specialists conducted between late 2011 and early 2012, determined that less than 10 percent of physicians had met Meaningful Use criteria as of early 2012.