HIPAA Guidelines OCR released significant HIPAA Privacy Rule guidance to clarify how the Rule permits covered entities and business associates to use HIEs to disclose PHI for the public health activities of a public health authority. HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released the HIPAA Privacy Rule Guidance on using HIEs to disclose PHI for […]
Federal HealthIT Released the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan The plan serves as a guide for the federal government in supporting the access, exchange, and use of Electronic Health Information (EHI) to connect healthcare with data. The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) released the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. This outcomes-driven plan defines a set of […]
Promoting Interoperability Promoting Interoperability Resources (Click to view) 2015 Edition Certified Electronic Health Record Technology Fact Sheet 2019 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Scoring Methodology Fact Sheet 2019 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Clinical Quality Measures Fact Sheet 2019 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals Security Risk Aanalysis Fact Sheet More Resources […]
Cures Act Final Rule Cures Act Resources (Click to view) Information about the new OIG proposed Rule Enforcement dates for the final Interoperability Rules For more information on Midwest Health Connection you can visit our General FAQ page or contact us here.
Electronic Health Records (EHR) EHR Education & Information (Click to View) Electronic Health Records Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs Selecting and Negotiating Contracts with EHR Vendors EHR Studies Does the meaningful use of electronic health records improve patient outcomes? For more information on Midwest Health Connection you can visit our General FAQ page or contact […]
Health Information Exchange (HIE) HIE Education & Information (click to view) HIE info from HealthIT.gov HealthIT Acronyms Privacy and Security for RHIOs/HIEs HIE Myths Studies & Whitepapers Does Health Information Exchange Improve Patient Outcomes? Empirical Evidence From Florida Hospitals Health Information Exchanges May Remedy Long Emergency Stays Drivers of Health Information Exchange Use During Postacute Care Transitions […]
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Our Federal Regulations section provides resources and information on health IT (HIT) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) policies and for managing the dynamic HIE environment. Select the topic below to learn more: CMS ADT Requirements Federal Health IT Strategic Plan HIPAA ONC Information Blocking Rule For more resources on Health IT/Health Information Exchange, visit our […]
ONC Extends Information Blocking Compliance Deadline to April 5, 2021 THE INFORMATION BLOCKING RULE The Information Blocking Rule (collectively, 42 U.S.C. § 300jj-52 and 45 C.F.R. Part 171) prohibits health care providers, health IT developers of certified health information technology, and health information exchanges/health information networks (HIE/HIN) from engaging in practices that are likely to interfere with the […]
Contact MHC for information on ADT Compliance ONC Information Blocking Rule requirements and CMS Interoperability & Patient Access Rule Conditions of Participation (CoP) related to the ADT Notification requirements MHC’s current infrastructure and design inherently meets a hospital’s obligation under this regulation that goes into effect on 5/4/2021. MHC and its hospitals have invested considerable […]