HHS’ Office for Civil Rights this week issued a Request for Information on “Modifying HIPAA Rules to Improve Coordinated Care,” which will collect public input on how the HIPAA Rules—the HIPAA Privacy Rule in particular—could be modified to better promote coordinated, value-based care.
Online retail and technology company Amazon plans to get into the healthcare IT industry its Amazon Comprehend Medical software, which is designed to do everything from helping cure cancer to providing clinical decision support.
A recent article detailing the transmission and uses of data gathered by a patient’s CPAP machine reveals that many patients are unaware of the downstream uses of the health data medical devices gather—even when they give consent for their data to be used.
Former Cleveland Clinic president and CEO Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, who is advising Google as it seeks to enter the healthcare technology industry, envisions a future in which a doctor’s face-to-face conversation with a patient could provide all the information an EHR needs to document that patient’s encounter.
AHIMA has contributed to the development of a new tool that helps simplify and streamline patients’ requests for their medical records. The Health Record Request Wizard prototype tool was released on September 21 at the Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, DC.
In a recent open letter, Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN expressed concerns regarding the stability and direction of leadership for the Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.