HHS Seeking Industry Feedback on HIPAA Modifications
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HHS Seeking Industry Feedback on HIPAA Modifications

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.

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Amazon Launches Health IT Software

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.

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Patients Frequently Unaware that Many Medical Devices Gather, Share Data

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.

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Cosgrove Predicts Voice Recognition Will Ease EHR Frustration for Physicians

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.

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Developers Release Electronic ROI Prototype Tool

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.

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Lawmaker Expresses Concerns Regarding VA Leadership, EHR Overhaul

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.

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