In the last few days of 2018, the Health and Human Services Department released a new voluntary cybersecurity guidance for healthcare organizations.
Taking aim specifically at electronic health records and similar tools, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a draft guidance that seeks to cut down on the paperwork related to health IT.
After more than four decades, the Food and Drug Administration has announced it will modify its clearance process for medical devices.
Among the top infrastructure upgrades supporting electronic health records today are tools that give users access to EHRs from any device in any location. But that’s just the beginning.
Until now, users have adapted their behavior to systems. They use monitors and keyboards because that’s what vendors determined to be an appropriate configuration. However, that’s starting to flip, says Gregg Pessin, research director in healthcare delivery at Gartner.