News & Analysis

March 2, 2010
HIM Briefings

On December 30, 2009, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology  published the interim final rule for EHR certification standards, and on January 13, CMS issued the proposed rule on the EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program and meaningful use standards in the Federal Register.

March 1, 2010
Briefings on HIPAA

HITECH establishes new penalty tiers, so providers should revise their sanction policies now.

March 1, 2010
Briefings on HIPAA

When breaches occur, you are required to notify the affected patients or their legal representatives. A minor child's legal representative is a parent or legal guardian. 

March 1, 2010
Briefings on HIPAA

The wireless and the wired environment are each subject to potentially significant security risks.

Aruba Networks, Inc., offers a wireless solution that significantly reduces security risks, minimizes organizational costs, and can be deployed quickly.

March 1, 2010
Briefings on HIPAA

OCR has established privacy advisors in each of its regional offices to provide HIPAA privacy and security guidance and education. HITECH required the HHS secretary to designate an individual in each of its regional offices.

March 1, 2010
Briefings on HIPAA

Don't wait for OCR to publish all the HITECH implementation rules before taking action, Apgar said during "Business Associate Action Plan: Comply with HITECH by February Deadline," a recent HCPro audio conference.

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