The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is supporting clinicians on the front lines by getting red tape out of the way so the healthcare delivery system can focus on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response.Read More
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The OCR will exercise its enforcement discretion and will waive potential penalties for HIPAA violations against health care providers that serve patients through everyday communications technologies during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.
Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC, including ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule, the Draft Federal HealthIT Strategic Plan, & more.
HHS announced unprecedented steps to expand Americans’ access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 outbreak. CMS expanded Medicare coverage for telehealth visits, the HHS Office for Civil Rights announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties for good faith use of telehealth during the emergency.
FTC Submits Comment on Final Information Blocking Rule to the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced the release of the 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule, which implements provisions from the 21st Century Cures Act passed by Congress.
HHS Finalizes Historic Rules to Provide Patients More Control of Their Health Data: Final rules require access to health information, spur innovation and aim to end information blocking.
By Teresa Zayas Caban, Kevin Chaney MGS, Stephanie Garcia MPH, Tracy Okubo PMP & Robert Carroll PhD – The increasing availability of electronic health data in the 21st century has tremendous potential to ignite a new era of inquiry and discovery.
The final rule adopted policies that will continue the advancement of certified EHR technology (CEHRT) utilization, further reduce burden, and increase interoperability and patient access to their health information.