HIPAA

Washington Debrief: Senate Hearing Includes Calls to Delay MU Stage 3 Rulemaking

July 27, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
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During a Senate hearing last week, Congressional leaders called for a delay of Meaningful Use Stage 3 rulemaking and removal of gag clauses from EHR contracts.

Healthcare Consultant Reveals “The Fallacy of ICD-10”

July 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While many people are concerned about more codes involved with ICD-10, one industry expert says the increased number of codes isn’t the real issue at hand.

Is the Cloud Safe for Healthcare?

July 20, 2015   |  Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, Inc.
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Recent digital break-ins should be sending shivers down the spine of the healthcare industry, as well as patients, which have come to rely quite heavily on cloud-based services.

What a Freak Injury to an NFL Star Has Taught Us About HIPAA, Patient Privacy, and Journalism Ethics

July 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Over the July 4th weekend, an NFL star defensive end injured his finger during a fireworks accident. Quickly, the general public took to Twitter to blame a reporter for violating HIPAA laws. But who is really to blame?

White House Announces New Precision Medicine Commitments

July 9, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Obama Administration has announced new commitments to its precision medicine initiative (PMI) that it unveiled six months ago.

Stop the Fight! ICD-10 is Comin’

July 2, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Another month has come and gone, which means that we’re just a little bit closer to Oct. 1, 2015, the deadline to transition to the ICD-10 coding set. Still, there are many people out there who continue to push back.

Privacy Expert McGraw to Join HHS Office for Civil Rights

June 17, 2015   |  David Raths
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Health IT privacy policy expert Deven McGraw is joining the Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) as the deputy director for health information privacy.

Judy Murphy, R.N., on the Next Wave of Patient Engagement

June 17, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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It's time for consumers to become active members of their care teams, according to Judy Murphy, R.N., chief nursing officer and director, Global Business Services, at IBM Healthcare.

Are State Laws Holding Back Telehealth?

June 11, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While there has been evidence showing the benefits of telehealth in the healthcare industry, the realization of those benefits may come to an abrupt stop at the state border.

Privacy Workgroup Prepares ‘Big Data’ Recommendations

June 8, 2015   |  David Raths
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The Privacy and Security Workgroup of the Health IT Policy Committee is preparing a set of recommendations about how the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should approach “big data” issues.

AMA Backs Bill to Prohibit ICD-10

May 19, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Medical Association (AMA) is supporting the Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015, H.R. 2126, a proposed bill that would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10.

Criminal Attacks Surpass Negligence as Top Data Breach Source, Survey Finds

May 7, 2015   |  David Raths
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In the fifth year of its annual survey about privacy and security issues facing healthcare organizations, the Ponemon Institute found that for the first time providers reported that the No. 1 root cause of their data breaches was criminal and malicious attacks.
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