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Ethicists from the University of Basel have developed a biosecurity framework specific to neurotechnology while calling for a ban on dual-use technology with the aim of regulating mental privacy and integrity of humans. Findings were published in Neuron.

As cyberattack become increasingly common incidents, healthcare professionals must push security to the forefront. In a presentation given at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Jim Whitfill, CMO of innovation Health Partners and president of Lumetis, described the current cybersecurity environment and detailed how professionals can take steps toward improving privacy.

Despite increased prevention efforts and longer lifespans, heart failure rates are at a high in the United Kingdom and are continuing to climb, according to new research published in The Lancet.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a remote feature allowing programming sessions given through telehealth platforms to patients who have had at least six months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processor.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first digital pill with an ingestion tracking system to tell physicians whether patients have taken their medication.

 

Recent Headlines

CMS names ICD-10 ombudsman

William Rogers, MD, director of the Physicians Regulatory Issues Team at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has been named ICD-10 ombudsman.

AHA issues ICD-10 countdown checklist

With just over a month to go until the Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline, the American Hospital Association has released a checklist of key steps that hospitals should take to ensure a successful transition.

Latest WEDI ICD-10 survey finds physician practices struggling

Almost one-quarter of physician practices that responded to the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's (WEDI) most recent ICD-10 readiness survey will not be ready and another one-quarter said they are unsure.

CMS, AMA issue ICD-10 flexibility guidance

Following up on the announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and American Medical Association on ICD-10 flexibility, the organizations have issued a comprehensive guidance for physicians.

Latest ICD-10 bill calls for six months of dual coding

It's not over 'til it's over. Another bill related to ICD-10 has been introduced--this one aims to allow for dual coding for six months after the Oct. 1 transition deadline.

Finally moving forward

The American Medical Association (AMA) has finally shifted from fighting ICD-10 implementation to efforts to help physicians be ready in time for the Oct. 1 deadline.

 
ICD-10 end-to-end testing week yields very good results

During the latest and third ICD-10 end-to-end testing week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services accepted 90 percent of submitted claims.

 
AMA working with CMS to ready providers for ICD-10

The American Medical Association has finally shifted from fighting the ICD-10 implementation to efforts to help physicians be ready in time for the Oct. 1 deadline.

 
AHIMA launches fight against ICD-10 grace period

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has launched a campaign opposing the Protecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act.

 
State medical societies on ICD-10: 'Looming disaster'

The four largest state medical societies have come together to warn the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that the Oct. 1 ICD-10 implementation deadline is a “looming disaster.”

 

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