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Data and Compliance: Tools for Fighting Opioid Addiction
Healthcare providers and policy makers are always looking for new ways to address the opioid epidemic. One of the five main strategies being employed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fight this issue is “better data” about opioid use, misuse, and prescribing trends. Learn about some of the ways data is being used to address this epidemic as well as how providers can use health information to support patient care when addiction is involved.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: HHS, CDC, SAMHSA, ONC, Providers, HRSA, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Pain Management, Addiction, Opioid Crisis, Healthcare Employees, Training, Health IT, 42 CFR Part 2, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality | View Count: (396)
Protecting Patient Health Information While Fighting an Opioid Epidemic
When addressing a problem, it’s helpful to learn more about it. However, when that problem is a health issue like opioid use, and information about it might include protected health information, privacy and confidentiality considerations must be taken into account. In this article, we discuss how information sharing is being used to learn more about the current opioid crisis and better address it as well as what privacy regulations might apply.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: HHS, DOJ, CDC, SAMHSA, ONC, HIPAA, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Mental Health, Addiction, Pain Management, Opioid Crisis, 42 CFR Part 2 | View Count: (454)
At the beginning of this month, HHS hosted the first meeting of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. This Task Force will work to review current pain management best practices, determine if there are any gaps in these procedures, and provide suggestions for improving them. Learn more about the organization of this new Task Force as well as its importance in addressing the ongoing opioid epidemic.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: HHS, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Providers, Pain Management, Opioid Crisis, Addiction, Mental Health | View Count: (608)
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Compliance and Addressing the Current Opioid Crisis

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Compliance and Addressing the Current Opioid Crisis
Information sharing can play an important role in combating the current opioid crisis, but it's crucial to also remain compliant with healthcare regulations such as HIPAA. Remain knowledgeable about how to review and monitor healthcare programs at your organization that may treat patients potentially suffering from opioid addiction with Healthcare Auditor Training.
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| Categories: Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: CDC, OCR, Compliance, Audit, HIPAA, Addiction, Opioid Crisis, Pain Management, Privacy, Continuing Education | View Count: (1432)
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