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Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a flurry of guidance and draft guidance in an effort to better define the types of products that the FDA will choose to actively regulate. In one of these...more
Big Data — the ability to collect, process, and interpret massive amounts of information — has reached health care. Technology has created new business opportunities for health care entities — covered entities, business...more
As we reported in May 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) convened stakeholders to explore whether health-related information collected from and about consumers — known as consumer-generated health information (CHI) —...more
In This Issue:
- Executive Summary
- Improving Care by Tapping Into the Data Goldmine
- Big Opportunities Available in Big Data
- Government Programs Supporting the Use of Big Data
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The ICO has welcomed a change in legislation which came into effect on 1 February 2015 enabling it to audit National Health Service (NHS) bodies to check for compliance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. ...more
The Office of Civil RIghts (“OCR”) recently announced that Phase 2 of the HIPAA audits would be further delayed because the audit portals and project management tools that are needed to initiate the audit process are not...more
Since we last reported on state and federal investigations into recent generic drug price increases, the investigations have moved forward against Philadelphia-based Lannett Co. On November 20, a Senate healthcare...more
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We welcome this guest blog by Gene Fry, Compliance Officer, Scrypt, Inc.
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Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, announced last Wednesday that it had been attacked by cyber hackers and that personal information for as many as 80 million individuals had been compromised....more
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