For Karen DeSalvo, serving as National Health IT Coordinator offered the opportunity to “think big and do big things,” and made for an extremely memorable three years.
Some of the most influential players in health IT – including EHR vendors, health systems, and organizations such as CHIME – have agreed to implement core principles to facilitate data sharing, according to HHS.
Interoperability and patient access to data were among the top themes addressed in the HELP Committee’s draft health IT legislation, which aims to improve the use and development of tools such as EHRs.
HHS has proposed delaying the compliance date for ICD-10 conversion by one year to Oct. 1, 2014. The deadline extension was one of several topics covered in an e-mailed news release from HHS, which also announced a proposed rule that would establish a unique health plan identifier under the HIPAA Act of 1996. To access […]
A prominent CIO of a regional hospital system encountered the limitations of HIPAA and so-called “Protected Health Information (PHI)” when her boss fired her after a short medical leave of absence. After years working without taking vacation, a family catastrophe that affected her health prompted her to take a medical leave of absence. She had […]