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House Republicans Question FDA on Mobile Medical Software: Taxes

FDA representatives will appear on Capitol Hill this week to answer for a delay in publishing a regulatory policy for mobile health apps. Additionally, House members want to know if the FDA plans to regulate smartphones as medical devices as has recently been speculated since they would be running FDA regulated health apps.

HIMSS13 with Dodge Communications: Our team picks the best and worst in the exhibit hall

Dodge Communications publishes its best and worst of HIMSS13. Voalte takes worst dressed, Cerner takes best in show. Alere, Caradigm, Greenway, Onyx, McKesson, SCI, and InterSystems also get mentions.

Class Calls IRS Rude, Crude and Abusive

A class action lawsuit filed against the IRS accuses agents of unlawfully seizing more than 60 million medical records from a HIPAA-covered entity in southern California following a raid in March 2011. The suit seeks $25,000 per violation. Agents are also accused of unlawfully seizing and searching employee cell phones without regard to privacy rights, ordering pizza and soda, and using the facility’s multimedia system to watch the NCAA tournament.

Making "Meaningful Use" of HHS Data

Social Health Insights publishes a visualization of Meaningful Use attestation data in what it calls its first of many data mash-ups to come.

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