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GAO Publishes Report on HHS Weaknesses to Encourage Patient Data Sharing

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report listing the continued challenges for patients accessing their health information. The report found that since 2009, the Department of... Read More >

ONC Issues Report to Congress on Health IT Progress

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has submitted the "2016 Report to Congress on Health IT Progress: Examining the HITECH Era and the Future of Health IT"... Read More >

ONC posts final rule on the Health IT Certification Program

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) finalized the rule "ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability." The rule will give ONC the power to... Read More >

ONC Report to Congress: Examining Oversight of the Privacy & Security of Health Data Collected by Entities Not Regulated by HIPAA

On July 19, 2016, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued a report to Congress titled Examining Oversight of the Privacy & Security of Health... Read More >

ONC Blog Post: Examining Oversight of the Privacy and Security of Health Data Collected by Entities Not Regulated by HIPAA

On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) posted a blog post in coordination with the Office of Civil Rights at the US Department of... Read More >

ONC Releases New Videos to Empower Patients to Learn Rights Under HIPAA

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) held their Annual Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. During the meeting on June 2... Read More >

FTC creates interactive tool for mobile health application developers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created an interactive tool for mobile health application (app) developers. The tool was created so that developers could self-teach rules and regulations regarding... Read More >

ONC looking to expand oversight powers of EHR vendors

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) filed a notice of proposed rule making on March 2, 2016. This proposed rule includes new requirements... Read More >

SCOTUS sides against state of VT in data sharing case

On March 1, 2015, the Supreme Court sided in a 6-2 decision against the state of Vermont and with Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., a self-funded insurer. The state of Vermont argued that it needed data... Read More >

HHS announces Interoperability Pledge amongst HIT developers

On February 29, 2016, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) along with the Obama administration announced that the nation's top developers of health information technology systems have... Read More >