Health IT Digest – Posts on ICD-10 Delay, HIE, Data Protection

This week’s posts on ICD-10 Delay, HIE Learning Network, Health Data Protection and more…

Proposed ICD-10 Delay of Compliance Date for One Year
Comment period for the HHS proposed rule published on 4/17/12 come to an end today. The proposal among several other things, proposes to change the compliance date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for diagnosis coding, including the Official ICD-10-CM Guidelines for Coding…>>

Making Improvements Post EHR Implementation
It’s Never Too Late: Process Improvements After EHR Implementation. It has become widely accepted that electronic health record systems have the capacity to improve quality in the healthcare industry by reducing or eliminating errors. For this to be successful requires clinicians and staff become proficient and effective users…>>

National eHealth Collaborative takes on HIE Learning
Join a NeHC Workgroup. The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) defines itself as a public-private partnership that enables secure and interoperable nationwide health information exchange to advance health care. NeHC was established through a grant from the ONC to build on the accomplishments of the…>>

Teaching Providers How to do Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Health Information Exchange (HIE) as a Discipline. If we’re going to cement health information exchange as a way of conducting business in the delivery of health care to patients, we need to further define Health Information Exchange (HIE) as a discipline that applies to the practice of exchanging health information…>>

ONC Requests Information on NwHIN
Public Comment Period on Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). The Public Health Service Act Section 3001(c)(8) requires the National Coordinator to “establish a governance mechanism for the nationwide health information network.” NwHIN is defined as a set of standards, services, and policies that enable secure health information exchange over the Internet…>>

ONC Seeking Health IT Policy Committee Member
HIT Policy Committee needs new Patient Advocate. Established by ARRA the Health IT Policy Committee is one of three that makes recommendations to the ONC on standards, implementation specifications, and certifications criteria. It has been instrumental in the framework of defining meaningful use of certified technology. The HIT…>>

Health Data Protection and Requirements to Share Information
Super Moon Impacts Health Data Protection . . . well, maybe. I do a lot of talking about Health IT. And mostly about security, privacy and compliance. I get to talk to providers, to other technology and software vendors – – many that service the healthcare industry…>>

On MU Live! next week: ACOs and Meaningful Use: Connecting the dots
Weekly Broadcast on Meaningful Use and Health IT. MU Live! is a 30 minute internet talk radio show hosted by HITECH Answers. Next week we welcome Gregg Masters, CEO of and founder of ACO Watch. Gregg joins us to…>>


Updated Version 4.0 of Meaningful Use Manual for Medical Practices
The 4th edition of The Incentive Roadmap® adds new and expanded information on performance of HIPAA Compliant Security and Risk Analysis for meaningful use, extended chapter for Specialists and new information proposed NPRM for Stage 2…>>

EHR Buyer Guides
There are hundreds of EHR systems available for just about every medical specialty and practice size. EHR software buyers face a huge challenge as they determine which software is right for their practice. Listed below are links to EHR buyer guides…>>

HIPAA Toolkit
Designed to educate providers on HIPAA rules and regulations, HIPAA Tool Kit is an ideal resource for performing ongoing compliance assessments or creating a new compliance program…>>