Register for the Annual Health Law Conference on June 19, 2014 from 9am-2:30pm at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston.
The conference will feature Keynote Speaker David Seitz, Executive Director of the...
SAVE THE DATE: The Health Law Section is hosting a health law program on April 30, 2014 from 9-noon at the UMASS Medical School. The topics for discussion include the impact of medicare and medicaid...
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I recently spoke with Jon Schumacher and Michael Bloom on Health Jams
-- a Google HOA series on marketing for health care entrepreneurs. This
installment is a primer on health care social media, online marketing
and use of online tools (including telehealth) by folks in the
healthcare space and just over the line in other domains as well.
Please feel free to connect here or elsewhere on line to continue the conversation.
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and Medicaid reimbursement rates, increased uncompensated care to residents,
and rising medical costs are factors contributing to the decreased sustainability
of community hospitals. Some hospitals
had previously invoked protections as federally designated critical access facilities , under the Balanced
Budget Act of 1997, which provides increased Medicare reimbursement rates;
however, many h ospitals
in disadvantaged geographic areas of the Commonwealth are vulnerable...
years after its most recent public hearing on the subject of social
media marketing of drugs and medical devices, the FDA released a draft Guidance
for Industry Internet/Social Media Platforms with Character Space
Limitations— Presenting Risk and Benefit Information for Prescription
Drugs and Medical Devices . Publication was prompted by a statutory
deadline in the FDASIA, and there is a 90-day comment period now open.
It's a little disappointing that it literally took an act...
web security exploit was first publicized a month or so ago. In the
time since then, numerous web-based services have let their users know
(some more clearly than others) whether and how their data security was
compromised by this OpenSSL flaw that has been open for about two years.
This is one flaw, one exploit, but on a scale of 1 to 10, it has
registered as an 11 on our collective consciousness. Fred Trotter notes
in the MIT Technology Review that other similarly...
I spoke at the HxRefactored
conference in Brooklyn this week. The title of my talk was Dancing with
HIPAA and it was intended as an introduction to health care data
privacy and security regulations, practical concerns and -- most
important -- practical solutions to privacy and security issues whether
subject to HIPAA or not. Many issues for this audience will be triggered
by data not gleaned from a health record maintained by a health care
provider or payor. Instead,...
Jayne B.Tyrrell, executive director of the Massachusetts Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts program, is the the June Access to Justice Member of the Month.