The VA has proposed changing a VA-specific patient privacy rule to allow the release of patient records to eligible community providers and HIEs without a hard copy of a patient’s written authorization.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released a draft of its long-awaited Trusted Exchange Framework, which aims to improve the interoperable exchange of health information between providers.
A staggering 97 percent of respondents to a recent survey indicated that it is important for any health institution to have access to their full medical history in order for them to provide high quality care.
The long-awaited rule finalizing changes to Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations 42 CFR Part 2, concerning the exchange of mental health and substance abuse records, was published January 18 in the Federal Register.
A blue-ribbon panel of cancer research experts has called for the formation of a “national cancer data ecosystem” in order to help achieve President Obama’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative’s goal of achieving 10 years’ worth of cancer advancements within five years.
The arrival of the Zika virus in the United States has caught local health departments and providers flat footed in terms of surveillance and detection thanks to outdated health IT systems.