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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 >

SAMHSA Issues Final 42 CFR Part 2 Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finalized proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use... 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 >

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 >