Tag Archives: HITECH

HHS Launches Updated Health Info Breach Reporting Tool

The Department of Health and Human Services has released an updated version of its web tool that works to provide details on breaches of health information. HHS said Tuesday the HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool now features optimized navigation for individuals who seek information on breaches as well as organizations that aim to …

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Reps. Ted Lieu, Will Hurd: HHS Should Require Health Providers to Notify Govt Agencies of Ransomware Attacks

Reps. Ted Lieu (D-California) and Will Hurd (R-Texas) have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to develop guidance that would require healthcare providers to immediately report cases of ransomware-related attacks to government agencies and information sharing and analysis organizations. The lawmakers told Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information privacy …

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ONC Issues Final Rule on Certification Program

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today issued a final rule to create a temporary certification program for electronic health record technology, establishing processes organizations must follow to be authorized by the national coordinator to test and certify EHR technology. Use of “certified EHR technology” is …

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HHS to Survey Patients about Health IT Use

The Health and Human Services Department will conduct surveys to learn more about patient perceptions and preferences for the use of health IT when it comes to healthcare. While health IT experts agree HITECH stimulus funds are likely to enhance how healthcare providers practice medicine for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, …

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