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OCR Releases Guidance on Software Vulnerabilities and Patching

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance on Software Vulnerabilities and Patching in their June 2018 Cybersecurity Newsletter. The guidance, which can be accessed by clicking here, notes... Read More >

SAMHSA resource page for recent 42 CFR Part 2 rulemaking

SAMHSA has created a resource page for recent regulatory changes to 42 CFR Part 2. The page includes links to the propsed and final rules as well as SAMHSA webinars and other explanatory materials... Read More >

ONC Releases Guide to Getting and Using Your Health Record

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released their "Guide to Getting & Using Your Health Records," steps, tips, and tools consumers need to get, check,... Read More >

Seema Verma Announces MyHealthEData Initiative at HIMSS18

On March 6, 2018, Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced a new CMS initiative: MyHealthEData. That initiative hopes to empower... Read More >

Health IT Now and BPC Release New Report: The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health

On February 27, 2018, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released its report: The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health. The report was generated... Read More >

ONC Releases Draft TEFCA, Seeks Public Comment

On January 5, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released the draft Trusted Exchange... Read More >

New JASON report: Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and with support... Read More >

VA Releases New Proposed Rule: Consent for Release of VA Medical Records

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a proposed rule on January 19, 2018 titled Consent for Release of VA Medical Records. The proposed rule would allow the release of a veteran's medical... Read More >

Delay of effective date and implementation of revised Common Rule to July 19, 2018

The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, also known as the Common Rule, was revised and published on September 18, 2017. The revised requirements as described under the rule were... Read More >

Supplemental Regulations Updating 42 CFR Part 2 Finalized

On January 18, 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, issued a Final Rule, available here,... Read More >