Tag Archives: healthcare

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »

Lawmakers push officials to speed up prison healthcare reform as taxpayers continue to be slammed

It may take two years to fully roll out a revamp of North Carolina’s prison health-care system, which could save the state a total of $ 19 million annually. State officials from the North Carolina of Department of Public Safety and the Department of Human Health Services gave members of the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation… Read More »