Compliance & Legal

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By Kat Jercich 05:28 pm June 05, 2020
The Exposure Notification Privacy Act requires public health officials to be involved with any exposure notification systems and prohibits commercial use of users' data.
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By Mike Miliard 11:14 am June 05, 2020
The group tells CMS and Congress that two-dozen "cumbersome" regulations, many related to telehealth, that were waived or relaxed in response to COVID-19 should stay that way.

The defense of healthcare information presents a number of unique challenges. Relying on compliance alone won't keep your organization's information safe.

By Kat Jercich 12:13 pm June 03, 2020
Over the past decade, workloads and data have moved increasingly into the cloud. For the healthcare industry, that means personal health information is stored in multiple environments – and so security should be able to respond to threats across those environments too.
By Kat Jercich 10:15 am May 29, 2020
The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, designed to ensure an individual's electronic health information is available when they need it, depends on participation from stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem.
Three ways providers get the HIPAA right to access wrong
By Bill Siwicki 12:36 pm May 28, 2020
In their HIMSS20 Digital session, privacy policy experts Deven McGraw and Jodi Daniel offer a deeper look at digital patient access, the APIs that enable it – and the mistakes healthcare organizations make when providing medical records.
By Kat Jercich 09:14 am May 27, 2020
Hospitals are having a hard time reporting data to public health agencies, according to a new JAMIA study, which finds patchwork data sharing, "often occurring via fax or phone."

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By Kat Jercich 03:25 pm May 15, 2020
The legislation would forbid companies from using health information for "discriminatory, unrelated or intrusive purposes."
By Kat Jercich 04:03 pm May 12, 2020
CMS will require hospitals to adopt the Hybrid Hospital-Wide 30-Day Readmission measure by 2023. Experts say you should start preparing now.
By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm May 12, 2020
The tools could help payers manage the demands of standards-based interoperability challenges, and also offer security, identity management and consent management.
By Kat Jercich 12:27 pm May 12, 2020
Even as ONC and CMS push for wider patient data sharing, many healthcare consumers are hesitant. The American Medical Association has issued new privacy principles supporting the rights of individuals to control how their health information is used.