“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.
Natural language processing (NLP) is delivering on the promise of artificial intelligence in healthcare by providing significant value across clinical and administrative functions. This white paper examines the capabilities of clinically aware NLP and why it’s essential to revenue cycle transformation; five things to look for in an NLP solution; and vital areas where it’s currently showing significant impact.
The US Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that it is capping the civil monetary penalties that can be assessed to covered entities, business associates, and health plans for HIPAA violations.
In a recent focus group of hospital executives, three issues emerged as high priorities for 2018 for hospitals and health systems: achieving interoperability, ensuring the best and most cost-effective health outcomes for patients, and securing data.
CMS recently withdrew a proposal that would have required healthcare accreditors to publicly publish deficiencies found in hospitals and other healthcare settings.
This summer has demonstrated hope for consumers and HIM professionals who have long been frustrated by the confusion that can ensue when a patient requests access to their health information.