OCR sets rules for sharing HIPAA breach information; Doc-payment data isn't easily analyzed;

> The HHS Office for Civil Rights, which is responsible for enforcing HIPAA privacy regulations, has detailed six new "routine uses" for reports of breaches of protected health information. In a notice published Tuesday in the Federal Register, OCR spells out ways in which it will use information reported via a computer system called the Program Information Management System. FierceEMR

> Give them an inch and they'll take a mile. Now that drugmakers have taken the unprecedented step of disclosing some payments to doctors and researchers, industry-watchers want that data to be readily sortable and searchable, the New York Times reports. FiercePharma

> Emory Healthcare Inc. in Atlanta has taken steps to move outside its urban borders to expand business. The hospital will supply cardiothoracic medical personnel to Southern Regional Health System Inc. if that system wins the necessary certificate of need (CON) from the Georgia Department of Community Health to offer open heart surgery at its Riverdale, Ga., hospital. FierceHealthFinance

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