OCR Cloud Computing HIPAA Guidance
eHealth
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eHealth
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OCR Cloud Computing HIPAA Guidance

David Harlow - October 10, 2016

The latest OCR HIPAA guidance — on cloud computing — will probably not satisfy those who keep calling for an overhaul of HIPAA because it dates from…

“What we need is more regulation . . . .”
eHealth
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eHealth
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“What we need is more regulation . . . .”

David Harlow - July 28, 2016

We are awash in digital health data. And we are awash in multiple regulatory schemas designed to protect privacy, security and appropriate access to all this data. …

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down

David Harlow - April 30, 2016

CMS, through its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), is rolling out a refined version of an innovation model that is just winding down its four-year…

Physician-Patient Collaboration: A Conversation With Dr. Danny Sands
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Physician-Patient Collaboration: A Conversation With Dr. Danny Sands

David Harlow - March 27, 2016

Danny Sands joined me recently to discuss the state of physician-patient collaboration, the nudge forward given to this notion by value-based purchasing trends in health care, and…

Narrow Networks in California?
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Narrow Networks in California?

David Harlow - March 24, 2016

In the nothing new under the sun department, Covered California, the California health insurance exchange is “threatening to cut hospitals from its networks for poor performa In…

Nick Marko and Geisinger’s Health Data Journey
Technology
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Technology
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Nick Marko and Geisinger’s Health Data Journey

David Harlow - March 21, 2016

Geisinger Health System’s Chief Data Officer, Nicholas Marko (he is also a practicing physician, the director of neurosurgical oncology at Geisinger), joined me recently to speak about…

All Payor Claims Databases: ERISA Pre-emption and the Tragedy of the Commons
Business
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Business
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All Payor Claims Databases: ERISA Pre-emption and the Tragedy of the Commons

David Harlow - March 8, 2016

The Supreme Court handed down its decision in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual on March 1, holding that ERISA pre-empts Vermont’s all-payor claims database statute to the extent…

Patients’ Health Data Rights and Precision Medicine
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Patients’ Health Data Rights and Precision Medicine

David Harlow - February 26, 2016

The recent Precision Medicine Initiative Summit at the White House saw dozens of private entities committing to join with the administration in supercharging the effort to The…

Is Time Running Out for CO-OPs?
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Is Time Running Out for CO-OPs?

David Harlow - February 26, 2016

Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) — the stealth public option under Obamacare — were to be founded by providers, with control passed to members within a…

Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

David Harlow - February 5, 2016

All aspects of health care delivery and financing are undergoing change at breakneck speeds. Even federal health care financing programs, not known for nimble maneuverability, are exploring…