ONC Moving Too Slowly on Information Blocking, say Health IT Stakeholders

Health IT stakeholder groups are frustrated with what they see as lack of progress from the government in combating the practice of information blocking, according to a letter sent to ONC.

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Survey: Majority of Healthcare Workers Have Shared PHI Via Unsecured Methods

Eighty-seven percent of healthcare workers surveyed admitted to using non-secure email services to send sensitive information, according to the results of a new survey.

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US House Bill Would Ease Sharing of Substance Use Disorder Patient Information

The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a consideration and mark-up session on a bill this week that would allow providers and payers to more freely share the information of patients with substance use disorders.

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VA Makes Radiology Images and Reports Available to Veterans

Military veterans with certain My HealtheVet accounts now have access to an EHR function that has eluded users of traditional civilian EHRs: the ability to view, download, and print radiology studies.

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Two Google-related Patient Privacy Cases Impact Data Sharing Efforts

Google has found itself involved in two separate patient privacy incidents in recent weeks—one in England and one involving an Indian pathology lab.

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