The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will not pursue governance of the Nationwide Health Information Network, it revealed at yesterday's meeting of the Healthcare IT Policy Committee.
Healthcare organizations not only have to contend with protecting patient health information on their own health IT, but also have to worry about data stored on physicians' and others' mobile devices, according to a panel discussion held at the Fourth Annual mHealth World Congress in Boston.
Consumers want the benefits of health information exchange, but they also wish to be assured that their personal health information (PHI) will remain private and secure, notes a new issue brief by Consumers Union and the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).
The American Hospital Association has drawn criticism for neglecting to consider patients its 68-page comment letter sent to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the Meaningful Use
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has released new requirements and guidance for health information exchanges operating in the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Tiger Team currently is comparing the proposed rules implementing Stage 2 of Meaningful Use to the recommendations it made to ONC committees in
The privacy and security "tiger team" set up to resolve pressing issues for the Health IT Policy Committee is calling for standard authentication policies for direct electronic exchange of EHRs and
The "tiger team" formed to help HHS sort through some of the trickiest issues related to privacy and security of electronic health information is taking on perhaps its toughest task to date, namely
The privacy and security workgroup of the federal Health IT Policy Committee is recommending that providers encrypt any personally identifiable patient information whenever they share data with