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ONC Data Brief Released on Hospital Reporting on Meaningful Use

On March 10, 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a data brief regarding hospital reporting on meaningful use public health measures in 2014.... Read More >

Two Standing Committee Members to Speak at Academy Health's National Health Policy Conference

Academy Health's National Health Policy Conference kicked off today, February 9, 2015.  The conference features two speakers from our Standing Committee.  Jeff Levi, PhD will speak on a... Read More >

Standing Committee Member Thomas Barker, Launches Medicaid & the Law Blog

Thomas Barker, JD, Partner and Co-Chair of the Healthcare Practice at the law firm of Foley Hoag, has launched a blog called Medicaid & the Law, which covers issues related to Medicaid, including... Read More >

ONC Releases Five-Year Strategic Plan for Federal HIT Interoperability

On December 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released its Federal Health Information... Read More >

CMS Issues Proposed Rule Revising Medicare Shared Savings Program Regulations

On Monday, December 8, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to revise the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP... Read More >

HHS provides guidance on HIPAA Privacy Rule and emergency situations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued guidance on the applicability of HIPAA during emergencies. HIPAA permits the disclosure of protected health information (PHI)... Read More >

ONC Releases Draft Interoperability Roadmap

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released a draft of its Interoperability Roadmap.  The roadmap focuses on the following distinct building... Read More >

ONC/CMS Principles and Strategy for Accelerating Health Information Exchange and Advancing Interoperability

On August 7, 2013, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)held a webinar and released a paper on on... Read More >

CMS Releases EHR Meaningful Use Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Meaningful Use rule on Friday, August 29, 2014.  The final rule provides eligible hospitals and... Read More >

New Policy Brief on Health Information Exchange Released from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report looking at the state of health information exchange and interoperability.  The report provides a background of the... Read More >