Aspects of 21st Century Cures Act Require Cooperation from New HHS Secretary
Feb22

Aspects of 21st Century Cures Act Require Cooperation from New HHS Secretary

Some elements of the 21st Century Cures Act are considered by some in the health IT community to be hard to implement, while other provisions face uncertainty with a new administration.

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AHIMA Releases HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit

With on-site HIPAA audits by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights slated to start this year, both covered entities and their business associates need to be prepared.

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Rep. Tom Price Confirmed as New HHS Secretary

The US Senate voted along party lines Friday morning in a 52-47 vote to appoint Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-GA) as head of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Poorly Matched Symptoms on Paper vs. EHR Casts Doubt on Accuracy of EHRs

Self-reported symptoms of ocular problems were incorrectly transferred from a paper questionnaire into an electronic health record (EHR) roughly one-third of the time, according to results of a small study conducted in one clinic.

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Trump Executive Orders, Regulatory Freeze Impact HIM and Health IT Rules
Feb02

Trump Executive Orders, Regulatory Freeze Impact HIM and Health IT Rules

The Trump Administration has in the last two weeks issued executive orders that directly impact current health IT legislation and the implementation of recent regulations.

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