“As part of the department’s effort to fully protect patients’ health information and their rights under HIPAA, OCR has issued this important new fact sheet clearly explaining a business associate’s liability,” OCR Director Roger Severino said in a statement accompanying the guidance.
Robust use of health IT help accountable care organizations (ACOs) better coordinate care, especially ACOs that use a single electronic health system, according to a government report.
In Senate testimony for the Health, Labor and Pensions Committee, Donald Rucker, MD, national coordinator for health information technology, proposed additional exceptions to the information blocking provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and recent proposed rules.
There is rare bipartisan momentum in support of several different pieces of legislation aimed at addressing the issue of “surprise medical bills”— exorbitantly high emergency and other medical department bills.
To grapple with the largest measles outbreak in 25 years, providers in the hardest-hit states are using their electronic health records to help protect patients and limit exposure to the virus.
Prenatal care smartphone apps have been shown to decrease the number of in-person clinic visits while maintaining satisfaction among patients with low-risk pregnancies, according to a new study.