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Today, I am pleased to announce the release of ONC’s proposed rule to implement provisions in Title IV of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). We also released a series of educational resources that focus on areas of the rule—including patient access, information blocking, the new conditions of certification, and the role application programming interfaces (API) will play in the new health information technology (health IT) landscape created by the Cures Act. Over the next few weeks,
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HIPAA Compliance Challenges for Rural Healthcare Organizations
Rural healthcare providers play a vital role in keeping people healthy across the nation. After all, almost one in five people in the United States lives in a rural area. Being located in these areas, however, can often result in some unique challenges for rural healthcare organizations. Such issues can leave rural providers vulnerable to noncompliance, fraud, and everything in between.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance, Health IT, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: DOJ, ONC, HRSA, Providers, Rural Providers, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Telehealth, Training, Healthcare Employees, Mobile Devices, Interoperability, Cost Reporting, False Claims Act | View Count: (410)
Today, nearly all non-federal acute care hospitals have adopted certified health IT. New data show that this momentum continues with the introduction of the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria (2015 Edition), which includes new technical capabilities (such as application programming interfaces) that were not required as part of the prior 2014 Edition. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) analysis of 2017 data from the American Hospital Assoc...
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In a blog post from earlier this week, we discussed the growing use of the Health Level 7 (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard. FHIR is just one tool in the toolbox helping improve the interoperability of health information, a goal of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).We are excited to see the growing use of this standard – and the expectation that the U.S. is poised to catch FHIR in 2019.The post ONC is FHIR’d up: Unwrapping the new Inferno Testing Suite app...
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| Categories: Health IT | Tags: Interoperability, 21st Century Cures Act, API, FHIR | View Count: (256)
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Heat Wave: The U.S. is Poised to Catch FHIR in 2019

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Recent blog posts from the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology  highlight the importance of application programming interfaces (APIs) and how they fit into the 21st Century Cures Act’s (Cures Act) implementation. Today, new analysis shows that the United States (US) might be at a turning point when it comes to the adoption and implementation of the Health Level Seven (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard in health information technology (health IT...
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Sunscreen – check.Bathing suit – check.Towel – check.Comment on the Interoperability Standards Advisory – …?Just in time for your summer checklist, don’t forget to do your part and participate in the annual Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) comment and review period.The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) wants your comments on revisions, additions, and any other improvements we can make to the current content on the ISA site,The post Interope...
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Today, nearly all non-federal acute care hospitals have adopted certified health IT. New data show that this momentum continues with the introduction of the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria (2015 Edition), which includes new technical capabilities (such as application programming interfaces) that were not required as part of the prior 2014 Edition. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) analysis of 2017 data from the American Hospital Assoc...
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Data Sharing and HIPAA Compliance

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Data Sharing and HIPAA Compliance
Interoperability is a hot topic of discussion right now as healthcare organizations across the country work to ease health information sharing for a more efficient healthcare system. Of course, personally identifiable health information is protected under regulations such as HIPAA. Therefore, while sharing health information is one of the goals of interoperability, it also depends on requirements like patient consent and authorization.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: HHS, OCR, ONC, Providers, HIPAA, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Interoperability | View Count: (252)
In a blog post from earlier this week, we discussed the growing use of the Health Level 7 (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard. FHIR is just one tool in the toolbox helping improve the interoperability of health information, a goal of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).We are excited to see the growing use of this standard – and the expectation that the U.S. is poised to catch FHIR in 2019.The post ONC is FHIR’d up: Unwrapping the new Inferno Testing Suite app...
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| Categories: Health IT | Tags: Interoperability, 21st Century Cures Act, API, FHIR | View Count: (394)
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Heat Wave: The U.S. is Poised to Catch FHIR in 2019

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Recent blog posts from the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology  highlight the importance of application programming interfaces (APIs) and how they fit into the 21st Century Cures Act’s (Cures Act) implementation. Today, new analysis shows that the United States (US) might be at a turning point when it comes to the adoption and implementation of the Health Level Seven (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard in health information technology (health IT...
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| Categories: Health IT | Tags: Health Data, Interoperability, API, FHIR | View Count: (169)
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