Compliance & Legal
The tools could help payers manage the demands of standards-based interoperability challenges, and also offer security, identity management and consent management.
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.
Phishing is still the number-one cause of breaches, according to the newly released BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report, with ransomware on the rise.
The CMS final rules require Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals to send electronic notifications when patients are admitted, discharged or transferred.
As pressure mounts to return employees back to the workplace, even as COVID-19 continues to spread, healthcare organizations need to implement data-driven guidelines and testing processes to help ensure safety.
As the clock begins ticking on deadlines to meet federal rules implementing the 21st Century Cures Act, healthcare organizations must start the push toward compliance now. If done well, the effort should be worth it.
The interoperability final rules that will be added to the Federal Register this week mention two implementation guides from the Da Vinci Project to help payers exchange data.
As healthcare organizations grapple with the coronavirus crisis, new flexibility includes three to six months of enforcement discretion for some – but not all – compliance dates.
The standard, in use at the Mayo Clinic since 2019, can help providers manage their COVID-19 response and comply with CMS and ONC data-exchange regulations, the company says.
Physicians are now allowed to care for patients at rural hospitals "via phone, radio or online communication, without having to be physically present."