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Examining Oversight of the Privacy & Security of Health Data Collected by Entities Not Regulated by HIPAA

An HHS report to Congress points out the lack of applicability of HIPAA privacy and security to non-covered entities such as app vendors, saying it will work with stakeholders to address gaps and adding that the FTC has some enforcement power.

Individuals’ Ability to Electronically Access Their Hospital Medical Records, Perform Key Tasks is Growing

An American Hospital Association survey finds that more than 80 percent of hospitals allow patients to view and download their medical record information, a significant jump since 2013.

How ‘digitizing you and me’ could revolutionize medicine. At least in theory

Eric Topol, MD of Scripps Research Institute defends the administration’s decision to give Scripps a $120 million precision medicine grant to collect and study the data of 1 million volunteers.

C-CDA Scorecard (Beta Release)

ONC creates an online tool that allows testing a C-CDA document to see how well it performs against certification criteria and advanced interoperability rules.

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