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August, 2010


August 30, 2010  11:48 AM

Meaningful Use Criteria – Stages and Timelines



Posted by: Pabrai
HIPAA, HITECH, Meaningful use

As in the proposed rule, the final rule for meaningful use retains a phased approach. The phases are referred to as stages. Three stages have been identified - Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3. In the proposed rule it was HHS intent for all program participants to be at Stage 3 in 2015 - regardless...

August 23, 2010  11:51 AM

Understanding Meaningful Use EHR Objectives



Posted by: Pabrai
EHR, HITECH, Meaningful use

The objectives defined in the proposed rule for meaningful use were offered with more flexibility and choice in the final rule on the meaningful use EHR incentive program published on July 28, 2010. The rule is effective September 26, 2010. The objectives in the final rule are designed...


August 20, 2010  2:47 PM

Understanding the Temporary EHR Certification Program



Posted by: Pabrai
EHR, HITECH, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) on June 24 published a final rule for EHR certification as part of the meaningful use incentive plan. This became effective immediately. This was first published as an interim final rule in January 2010. Organizations that have an...


August 16, 2010  4:23 PM

Definitions of Some Terminology – Updates in HITECH NPRM



Posted by: Pabrai
definitions, HIPAA, HITECH, NPRM

The HITECH NPRM published as a Federal Register on July 14, 2010 (45 CFR Parts 160 and 164) includes updates to certain terminology. Disclosure Disclosure means the release, transfer, provision of access to, or divulging in any manner...


August 13, 2010  2:03 PM

Public Health Disclosure & Fundraising Updates in HITECH NPRM



Posted by: Pabrai
Disclosures, Fundraising, HITECH, Public Health

The HITECH NPRM published as a Federal Register on July 14, 2010 (45 CFR Parts 160 and 164) includes updates to a few areas public health disclosure and fundraising requirements. Public Health Disclosures The proposed rule would create a new...


August 9, 2010  4:09 PM

Uses and Disclosures – Decedent – Updates in HITECH NPRM



Posted by: Pabrai
Disclosure, HITECH, NPRM, PHI, Use

The HITECH NPRM published as a Federal Register on July 14, 2010 (45 CFR Parts 160 and 164) includes updates to a few areas related to use and disclosure of information related to decedents' PHI. Uses and Disclosures of Decedents' PHI The...


August 9, 2010  10:54 AM

Authorization for Marketing, Sale & Compound Disclosures



Posted by: Pabrai
Authorization, HIPAA; HITECH; Business Associates; Patient Safety Organizations (PSO);

The HITECH NPRM published as a Federal Register on July 14, 2010 (45 CFR Parts 160 and 164) includes proposed changes in the area of authorization and other requirements for disclosures related to marketing and sale of PHI. Health care Operations &...


August 2, 2010  11:31 AM

Individual Access to PHI (HITECH NPRM)



Posted by: Pabrai
HITECH, PHI

Under the proposed HITECH NPRM, if a covered entity maintains PHI electronically and the recipient requests copies of their PHI in an electronic format, the covered entity must provide the information...


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