August 2018 Posts

HIPAA & Health Information Portability: A Foundation for Interoperability

Kathryn Marchesini, J.D. | August 30, 2018

Twenty-two years ago this month, the U.S. Congress enacted the . The federal implemented under HIPAA, and administered and enforced by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), continue to serve as the national foundation of protections for individually identifiable health information, and of individuals’ rights with respect to their information, including the right to see and obtain copies of their health information from their healthcare providers and health plans.

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A New Home for the Electronic Prescribing Testing Tool

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | August 7, 2018

In 2017 we announced “A 5-Year Goal to Transition the ONC customessaywriters.info Certification Program’s Testing Portfolio” to include as many industry-developed and maintained testing tools as possible. This month, we reached another important milestone toward this goal: the has formally taken over the stewardship of the electronic prescribing testing tool approved for use under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) customessaywriters.info Certification Program (Certification Program).

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