By Art Gross – The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is responsible for enforcing and protecting civil rights and privacy rights in the healthcare industry. With the increasing number of complaints and reviews regarding HIPAA and the HITECH Act, the OCR has recently undergone…Read More
By William Hersh MD – I recently took part in a small workshop exploring the benefits and challenges for artificial intelligence in medicine. Many of the participants were innovative medical educators, and most of them were still practicing clinical medicine.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights released a Request for Information seeking input from the public on two requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act), as amended in 2021.
By Art Gross – In our blog earlier last year that provided an overview of 2009’s HITECH Act we discussed how this was designed to promote the use of electronic health records within the healthcare system and its providers. As is with most things, time goes on and often reveals…
By Zachary Fox – Things have changed since the frenzy of EHR adoption in the years following passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act over 10 years ago. The once greenfield opportunities with first-time EHR buyers is now a crowded “rip and replace” market.
By William Hersh MD – I always use my last posting of the year to this blog to reflect on the year past. As I have noted each year, this blog started at the time of a major transformation for the informatics field, namely the HITECH Act.
By Matt Fisher – The Office for Civil Rights is now seeking comments on whether certain aspects of the HIPAA privacy and security rules should be modified. The Request for Information is purely a solicitation of comments and ideas from the public on whether or how HIPAA could be modified.
By William Hersh MD – A new analysis of the healthcare IT workforce indicates that as hospitals and health systems continue to adopt EHRs and other forms of IT, as many as 19,852 to 153,114 more full-time equivalent personnel may be required.
By William Hersh MD – The last few years have been challenging for the EHR. While the HITECH Act succeeded in transitioning the US healthcare system mostly away from paper, the resulting electronic systems created a number of new problems.