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    Bill Altering Privacy Rule Advances

    Legislation Is Designed to Boost Medical Research, Innovation By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Bill Altering Privacy Rule Advances

    An amended version of the 21st Century Cure bill has passed its first Congressional hurdle without revisions to provisions that would significantly change the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The bill also would set penalties for blocking information sharing.

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    DeSalvo's ONC Departure: The Impact

    If Confirmed for New HHS Role, How Will ONC Goals Be Affected? By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    DeSalvo's ONC Departure: The Impact

    If Karen DeSalvo, M.D., who now heads the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is confirmed by the Senate to a new post at HHS, ONC could gain more clout for its secure health data exchange efforts, some security experts say.

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    Senate Scrutinizes EHR Interoperability

    Working Group to Make Recommendations By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Senate Scrutinizes EHR Interoperability

    Electronic health record interoperability and secure health information exchange have been key areas of focus for federal health IT leaders in recent months. Now these topics are getting even more attention from Congress.

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    ONC's Privacy Officer: The Latest Tips

    Lucia Savage Describes New Guide, Outlines Key Challenges By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    ONC's Privacy Officer: The Latest Tips

    Lucia Savage, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, describes an updated privacy and security guide for physician practices and discusses a variety of other cybersecurity issues in an interview at HIMSS15.

  • Article

    Overcoming Info Exchange Blocking

    ONC Study Points to Missteps Among Providers, Tech Companies By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Overcoming Info Exchange Blocking

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has issued a report to Congress outlining how the secure exchange of health information is sometimes unreasonably blocked, with concerns about privacy and security inappropriately invoked.

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