Health Information Technology (HIT)

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Seventeen state hospital associations and 30 hospitals and health systems Jan. 12 filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting the AHA in its lawsuit challenging a Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights rule that restricts the use of standard third-party web technologies…
AHA provides comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on their proposed rule to establish disincentives for providers found to have committed information blocking.
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dec. 13 released a final rule updating certification requirements for health information technology developers under its Health IT Certification Program.
Five Qualified Health Information Networks Dec. 12 began exchanging electronic health information nationwide under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, a set of common rules for secure exchange of treatment and other health information required by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016…
President Biden October 30 issued an Executive Order (EO) on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) that attempts to strike a balance between managing the risks and encouraging innovation.
The Department of Health and Human Services Oct. 30 released a proposed rule intended to create disincentives for health care providers to interfere with the access, exchange or use of electronic health information.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) June 9 released for public comment a notice of proposed changes to breach notification requirements for entities that collect health information but are not covered by privacy and security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (…
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today released a proposed rule that would update certification requirements for health information technology developers under its Health IT Certification Program.