More Disclosures Required for Employers and Labor Consultants

As labor groups lauded the United States Department of Labor’s final rule on persuader reporting which requires employers to report agreements with consultants working on union organizing activities, employers expressed concern that the rule interferes with internal business affairs. Labor organizations and employers have been required for decades to disclose information about any consultant retained in connection with labor campaigns, but only if the consultant did not have direct [...]

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E-prescribing Mandate Begins March 27, 2016, But New Exemptions Apply

As of March 27, 2016, New York State will be the first state to mandate practitioners (excluding veterinarians) to issue electronic prescriptions for controlled and non-controlled substances. The new regulations require prescribers and pharmacists to implement secure (encrypted or encoded) systems for electronic transmissions, and computer applications must be in compliance with federal requirements and registered with the Department of Health, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement. Although [...]

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Cyberattacks: Health Care is Vulnerable

Health care is a prime target for cyberattacks, says Russell Branzell, President and CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management (CHIME), speaking at this week’s American College of Healthcare Executives’ 2016 Congress on Healthcare being held in Chicago. As reported in Becker’s Hospital Review, Branzell’s presentation covered threats, risks and barriers to health systems adopting security measures. Medical information is a prime target, notes Branzell, as it [...]

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