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Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Issues Formal Guidance for Selecting and Negotiating Contracts with Electronic Health Record Vendors

USA - October 10 2016 On September 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology...


Office for Civil Rights to More Widely Investigate HIPAA Breaches Affecting Fewer than 500 Individuals

USA - August 19 2016 From 2003 through May 31, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) received more than 134,246...


New ACA Nondiscrimination Rules: Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

USA - June 6 2016 On May 18, 2016, HHS published its final rules implementing the anti-discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act 1557. This is the...


New ACA Nondiscrimination Rules: Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

USA - June 6 2016 On May 18, 2016, HHS published its final rules implementing the anti-discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act 1557. This is the second...


HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified to Permit Covered Entities to Make Certain Limited Disclosures to the National Instant Criminal Background System

USA - January 8 2016 On Tuesday, January 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) issued a final rule, effective February 5, modifying...