ONC’s Annual Report to Congress Identifies Lack of Post-Acute, Hospice Interoperability as among “Barriers to Progress”

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In recent weeks the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued its 2022 Report to Congress, which provides an update on the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.  The report is an annual requirement enacted as part of the HITECH Act requiring […]

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OCR Releases New Recognized Security Practices Video

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In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has produced a new video for organizations covered under the HIPAA Rules on Recognized Security Practices. Recommended security practices can help organizations improve their ability to safeguard patient information from cyberattacks and better safeguard the health care services we all rely upon. […]

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NAHC Shares Tech Recommendations with Congress

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice and a coalition of long-term & post-acute care (LTPAC) and health information technology (HIT) groups have submitted comments to an important congressional task force exploring ways to accelerate innovation in the health care system. In response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the U.S. House Republican […]

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HHS Proposes Changes To The HIPAA Regulations

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On January 21, 2021 the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to support individuals’ engagement in their care, remove barriers to coordinated care, and reduce regulatory burdens on the health care industry. Several of […]

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