CMS Finalizes EHR Meaningful-use Rule, Adds Some Flexibility

The CMS late Friday finalized a rule allowing hospitals and eligible professionals more flexibility in how they meet meaningful-use requirements for the electronic health-record incentive program. The agency had first proposed the idea in a May draft rule. Friday’s final rule left the May proposal unchanged.

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HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Deadline Looms Large for Healthcare Entities

A final deadline for the HIPAA Omnibus rule is quickly approaching in which healthcare organizations must make sure business associate agreements are revised and ready by Sept. 22.

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FBI Warns Healthcare Companies About Hacker Threat

The FBI has issued a warning that hackers are actively targeting the healthcare industry, reports Reuters. The announcement follows the recent attack on hospital group Community Health Systems, which put the personal information of about 4.5 million patients at risk.

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Decade of Lung CAD Brings Insight, but Little Daily Use

Computer-aided detection (CAD) is known to boost radiologist performance in the detection of lung nodules, and radiologists certainly need the help. But despite a decade of fine-tuning and some powerful new capabilities, CAD systems haven’t found a place in daily practice at most imaging facilities.

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