Policy and Regulation

Policy and Regulation

Nearly All U.S. Hospitals Using Certified Health IT

Most US hospitals are using certified health IT technology, says the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at its annual meeting in [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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ONC Continues to Encourage Interoperability

In May, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced a pittance of funding of $1.5 to advance High Impact Pilots (HIP) and Standards Exploration Awards (SEA). [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Phase 2 HIPAA Audits are Here

Announced in March, the second phase of HIPAA audits has arrived. The updated audit procedure will include more than 180 areas of audit inquiries listed, more than original protocol that was published in June 2012, FierceHealthIT reports. According to the site, a sample template for providers has been published, as well as a pre-screening questionnaire. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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MACRA to Replace Meaningful Use

Meaningful Use opponents may have gotten once step closer to receiving their wish: HHS has released details about what is likely to succeed the program in an attempt to streamline the incentive behemoth that has occupied the healthcare lexicon for the better part of the current decade. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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WEDI: Interoperability, Here We Go Again

Oh, interoperability, you pride of healthcare, the long sought after means in which every system can speak with another and all information is open for exchange – well, more continues to be done to try to make you a possibility. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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4 Steps to Mitigate a HIPAA Breach and Other Tips You Need to Know

Have you been the victim of a breach? Maybe not, but perhaps you know someone who has. Either way, deciding what to do next can be challenging if you're unprepared. First, it's important to determine whether the incident is truly a breach or simply a false alarm, then follow these guidelines to quickly respond. [cont...]

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Jason Karn is the Director of IT at Total HIPAA Compliance and has been active in HIPAA training since the inception of the 2013 HIPAA Rules. He is a co-author of all Total HIPAA 2.0 training for Agents and Brokers, Employers, BA/Subcontractors, Medical Providers and Dental Providers. He is a regular speaker, blogger and a significant Twitter influencer on all things HIPAA. Jason is also an accomplished opera singer and has performed across the US and Europe. Follow Jason on Twitter @TotalHIPAA.

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Women's health round-up

As the country becomes more focused on politics, it has to be admitted that something as seemingly benign as health care is actually very political. And when it comes to women's health, the issues become even more defined and emotionally charged. As the electoral process proceeds, women's health issues are bound to come up again and again. The subject is one of much heated debate and contention. [cont...]

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An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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More Meaningful Use Legislation In the Works

Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have introduced a bill that would shorten the meaningful use reporting period and is backed by dozens of provider groups. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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OCR: HIPAA Audits in Phase II Will Focus on Business Associates

The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has begun its second phase of HIPAA audits for Covered Entities and their Business Associates. In Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program, the OCR will review the Policies and Procedures adopted and employed by Covered Entities and their Business Associates in order to meet selected standards and implementation specifications of the Privacy, Security and Breach Notification rules.  [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Telehealth Continues toward National Movement with New Legislation

A measure sponsored by Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Fl., is meant to provide more transparency about healthcare costs recently advanced in the House Health & Human Services Committee for further review. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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