On July 24, Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Help Wanted: Medicare Looking for Health Tech Expert," published in Bloomberg Law's Health Law & Life Sciences News. The article discusses a new push by Medicare to drive health information technology strategy, as evidenced by a recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it is looking to hire its first-ever Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO). The new officer will be responsible for setting the agency's strategy for encouraging the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and the widespread exchange of healthcare records among providers, health plans, and patients, known as interoperability.
Fader told Bloomberg Law that the proposed reduction in federal funding for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) creates a potential leadership void in the health IT space that the CMS is well-positioned to fill. The Trump administration's fiscal year 2019 budget request called for $38 million for the ONC, down from the $60 million it received in 2017, and it is anticipated that the ONC will no longer focus on encouraging EHR adoption. Fader further commented that hiring a CHIO is an admission by the CMS that its overall health IT strategy needs improvement. He opined that the need to overhaul the CMS's own IT systems and reconfigure the EHR incentive program, which rewards physicians for using EHRs, to focus on interoperability were reasons enough to create the new position.
Day Pitney was a presenting sponsor of the 14th Annual Women of Innovation Awards gala, presented by the Connecticut Technology Council and held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, CT.
Erin Magennis Healy, Lori J. Braender and Thomas A. Zalewski authored an article, "A Provider's Guide to Managing a Medical Device Recall," which was published in the American Health Lawyers Association Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law.
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Susan Huntington and Danielle Corcione will present an educational call-in discussion, "The Focus on Individuals in Fraud Investigations and Considerations for D&O Insurance," for the American Health Lawyers Association on November 9 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Susan Huntington will be one of the featured speakers during the Second Annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit, September 27-28.
On August 2, Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "California's Dreaming of Tougher Health-Care Privacy," published in Bloomberg Law's Health Law & Life Sciences News.
On June 6, Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Feds Get Dinged for Subpar Health-Care Cybersecurity," published in Bloomberg Law's Health Law & Life Sciences News.
On April 27, Eric Fader was quoted in an article, “Medicare Push for Data Exchange Still Burdening Providers,” published in Bloomberg Law’s Health Law & Life Sciences News.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, “Telemedicine Facing Increased Government Scrutiny,” published in Bloomberg Law’s Health Law & Life Sciences News.
On May 31, Michael Furey will be speaking at "Commercial Litigation from the Masters," a program being presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) and being held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.