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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 >

HHS posts new FAQs on Access Guidance

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted new frequently asked questions regarding access guidance and an individual's right under HIPAA to access health information. The questions and... Read More >

OCR Posts Guidance for Health App Use Scenarios

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) posted new guidance on the mHealth Developer Portal showing situations where the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations may apply to... Read More >

SAMHSA proposes changes to 42 CFR Part 2

On February 5, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) proposed revisions to the Confidentiality of... Read More >