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CMS Releases New Rule to Improve Interoperability and Access to Health Data

On February 11, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule to make patient data more accessible while improving quality. The... Read More >

ONC Releases NPRM to Improve Use of Health Information

On February 11, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to improve the interoperability of health... Read More >

Government Accountability Office releases report on Patient Record Matching

On January 15, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a health information technology report titled, “Approaches and Challenges to Electronically Matching Patient’s Records... Read More >

HHS and OCR release RFI regarding care coordination, information sharing and HIPAA

On Wednesday, December 12, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on how the Health... Read More >

Report to the White House on Lowering Health Costs

The US Department of Health and Human Services along with the Department of the Treasury and Department of Labor released a report titled Reforming America’s Healthcare System through... Read More >

ONC Releases Draft Strategy to Reduce Health IT Burden

On November 28, 2018, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs.... Read More >

OHRP releases a draft guidance document regarding the revised Common Rule.

On Monday, November 19, 2018 the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) released a draft guidance regarding provisions that institutions may choose to implement during the Common Rule’s... Read More >

OCR and ONC release version 3.0 of the Security Risk Assessment Tool

On October 16, 2018, version 3.0 of the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool was released by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information... Read More >

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 >