Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, is calling for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to hold off on the implementation of two interoperability rules, FierceHealthcare reports. Alexander cautioned fellow lawmakers to avoid going "too far too fast" while also considering the potential issues concerning providers, vendors and privacy risks. Meanwhile, GovInfoSecurity talked with Davis Wright Tremaine Partner Adam Greene, who explained that health care companies need to consider data safeguards and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance when developing their own health apps. Also in regards to digital health care, TechCrunch reports on MedCrypt, which provides simplified cybersecurity for medical device manufacturers.
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