Thursday Tidbits

  • More Open Season articles here and here.
  • reports on a new federal rule that generally will require contractors to self report to the Inspector General certain contract related criminal law and False Claims Act violations when it possesses credible evidence of the violation.
  • Healthcare IT News reports on the final AHIC meeting. HHS Secretary Mike “Leavitt
    praised AHIC’s accomplishments, including the development of a process to harmonize competing healthcare IT standards; making sure purchasers of systems could easily learn what products are based on those standards; finding ways to create incentives for adoption; finding ways to measure progress; and designing and testing architectures to move
    personal health information around the country.”