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September 1, 2016  9:36 AM

ONC Blockchain Challenge winners show health IT uses

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Blockchain, nist, ONC, PHI, precision medicine

A wide range of possible use cases for blockchain in healthcare are revealed in 15 papers chosen by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology as the...

March 9, 2016  1:54 PM

Anxiety about cyberattacks on health data prompts OCR-NIST crosswalk

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
cybersecurity, HIPAA, nist, OCR

With worry about cyberattacks on health data networks at an all-time high, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is drawing on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for help in

March 30, 2012  8:36 AM

The ABCs of federal regulation for mobile devices in health care

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
FCC, FDA, FTC, medical device security, mobile device management, nist, Office for Civil Rights

If it takes a village of federal agencies to raise the HITECH Act, it takes an alphabet soup of national departments to regulate the use of mobile devices in health care. During the...

August 20, 2010  9:48 AM

NIST releases electronic health records test procedures

JeanD Profile: JeanD
electronic health records, nist, ONC

Vendors and providers that are seeking temporary certification of their electronic health records (EHRs) products now have the approved test procedures released by the National Institute of Standards and...

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July 14, 2010  8:35 AM

NIST tackles EHR usability standards

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR usability, nist

GAITHERSBURG, MD. -- Tuesday was a crazy day for U.S. health IT. First, the long-awaited meaningful use rules dropped. Those were "relaxed" from previous...

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