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The public health case for federal health IT rules | TheHill – The Hill

Regulations proposed nearly a year ago to improve the use of electronic health records (EHRs) remain under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), delaying potential benefits for patients and clinicians alike — despite generating significant support from stakeholders and technology experts when they were introduced. The two rules, from the Centers for… Read More »

Groups oppose HHS efforts to change SUD privacy rules

Proposed changes to rules governing the confidentiality of patient records created by federally assisted substance use disorder treatment programs are facing strong opposition from stakeholder groups. Addiction treatment, healthcare and privacy rights organizations are raising the red flag regarding last week’s proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services—they contend that the rules would… Read More »

MGMA to ONC: consider cost, complexity of compliance with new interoperability rules

The Medical Group Management Association is the latest industry group to offer feedback to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about their proposed interoperability rules. WHY IT MATTERSMGMA has big concerns about the cost, administrative burden the rules could put on physician practices, as well… Read More »