Compliance & Regulatory

Regulatory Brief: Proposed Rule to Support Reproductive Health Privacy (April 2023)

Following the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs, President Biden directed that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Trade Commission review existing laws and regulations for opportunities to further bolster reproductive healthcare. This regulatory brief explains the April 2023 NPRM that was released as part of this initiative.

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In the News

December 4, 2023 

ONC Wants Disclosures on AI Health Care Apps

Becker’s Hospital Review | The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has proposed including “nutrition labels” for AI-based health care apps that explain how apps are trained, how they perform and how they should and shouldn’t be used, and the labeling rule could be finalized by year-end. Micky Tripathi, who leads the ONC, notes that the label would provide transparency to users but the agency is seeing resistance due to the “black box nature” of the tools.

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November 30, 2023

Understanding the Nuances of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Regulatory Landscape

Health IT Security | A patchwork of key healthcare cybersecurity and privacy regulations aim to keep cyber threats at bay, but compliance can be challenging.

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November 21, 2023

Providers Report Significant IT Budget Increases for 2024

Healthcare IT News | More than 85% of health systems are increasing their spend on digital health and information technology projects. A new survey shows that cybersecurity and electronic health record spend top the list.

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November 15, 2023

Health Systems Redesign Value-Based Care

Becker’s Hospital Review | Big Tech and retail giants continue to expand into healthcare, investing more money in value-based care and putting more pressure on hospitals and health systems to bend the cost curve and prioritize digital health investments capable of providing value.

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November 14, 2023

Stricter Cybersecurity Regulations Proposed for New York Hospitals

The HIPAA Journal | New York has proposed tighter cybersecurity regulations for hospitals throughout New York State in response to a series of crippling attacks that have caused disruption to healthcare services, delays to patient care, and have put patient safety at risk. Governor Hochul’s plan requires steps like appointing security officers, using multifactor authentication, and testing response plans.

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Liz McElhiney
Elizabeth McElhiney, MHA, CHPS, CPHIMS, CRIS
Director of Compliance
Elizabeth is responsible for the administration of Verisma’s privacy and compliance programs, working with clients to implement evidence-based best practices, and overseeing Verisma’s thought leadership initiatives. She has worked in HIM and ROI for over 14 years covering all areas of the industry from customer service to compliance. She currently sits on the Illinois Health Information Management Association ( and serves as delegate to the AHIMA House of Delegates. She is also the current Secretary for AHIOS. Ms. McElhiney holds a B.A. in Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in health administration with a specialization in Health Informatics from Capella University.

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