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HITRUST kicks off program to give security support to startups

HITRUST launched a security program to help start-up companies bolster their privacy and security foundations, including the adoption of the most comprehensive risk management, compliance and security services. WHY IT MATTERS The goal is to support startups in adopting best practices as they grow. HITRUST is working closely with those small businesses to ensure these […]

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Chipotle launches accelerator program to coach alternative farming cos

Chipotle’s motto for the past 25 years has been “food with integrity,” letting customers know its mission is simple — fresh ingredients, sustainably grown. Now the burrito chain is hoping to find the next crop of food-focused start-ups striving for the same goal. The company is seeking applicants for its Chipotle Aluminaries Project, a new […]

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Poll: Is the FDA Pre-Cert program an effective way to regulate digital health products?

Since new FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the FDA precertification program, the agency has been moving full speed ahead to re-invent its process for clearing digital health products. Pre-Cert will emphasize a focus on evaluating “standards of excellence” for the company or firm, rather than focusing on specific products. The idea is that trusted shops […]

CMS proposes changes to Medicare ACO program that boost telehealth, ease EHR requirements

CMS proposes changes to Medicare ACO program that boost telehealth, ease EHR requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Thursday proposed overhauling the Accountable Care Organization program in a number of ways related to EHRs and risk-based payment models.  On the technology front, and as part of the Administration’s broader MyHealthEData initiative, the new proposed rule would advance interoperability and give patients more control of their […]