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planThe Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released the revised “Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information” April 13 to help organizations integrate federal health information privacy and security requirements.

The guide is geared toward HIPAA covered entities and Medicare eligible professionals from smaller organizations. The updated version features information about compliance with the privacy and security requirements of CMS’ Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs as well as compliance with HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.

The guide covers such topics as:

  • Increasing patient trust through privacy and security
  • Provider responsibilities under HIPAA
  • Health information rights of patients
  • Security patient information in EHRs
  • Meaningful Use core objectives that address privacy and security
  • A seven-step approach for implementing a security management process
  • Breach notification and HIPAA enforcement

HCPro’s Medical Records Briefing (MRB) newsletter is conducting its benchmarking survey on electronic health record implementation, and we would appreciate your input. Please take a few moments to complete this survey.

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Join us for a 90-minute webcast about HIPAA auditing at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday, July 29.

With HIPAA audits slated to resume and OCR monetary settlements steadily increasing, the threat of ending up on OCR’s “wall of shame” is greater than ever. OCR recently hit two covered entities with the largest HIPAA settlement to date: a combined $4.8 million penalty for alleged violations during a joint arrangement.

The first step to ensuring HIPAA compliance is developing an effective risk analysis and management process that identifies gaps, thereby keeping your organization off the government’s radar. Learn strategies for conducting an internal audit of your organization—before the government audits you.

During this program, HIPAA compliance experts Margret Amatayakul, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHIT, CPEHR, CPHIE, FHIMSS, and Kathy Perkins-Smerdel, BS, CHC, will explain how to develop a thorough risk analysis process and implement an internal auditing program, offer tips on how to prepare for an audit, and identify flaws in privacy and information security programs.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Develop an effective, well-documented risk analysis process
  • Prepare for OCR/CMS audits
  • Identify privacy and information security program deficiencies

For more information or to place an order, call 800/650-6787 and mention Source Code EZINEAD or visit the HCPro Healthcare Marketplace.

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HCPro’s Medical Records Briefing (MRB) newsletter is conducting its benchmarking survey on electronic health record implementation, and we would appreciate your input. Please take a few moments to complete this survey. The results along with commentary from industry experts will be featured in the October 2014 issue of MRB.

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On July 17, CMS released new data that demonstrate that doctors and hospitals are using EHRs to provide more information securely to patients and are using that information to help manage their patients’ care, according to a CMS website release.

Approximately 80% of eligible hospitals and more than 50% of eligible professionals have adopted EHRs and received incentive payments from Medicare or Medicaid.

By meaningfully using EHRs, doctors and other healthcare providers prove they have been able to increase efficiency while safeguarding privacy and improving care for millions of patients nationwide, according to CMS.

Since the EHR Incentive Programs began in 2011:

  • More than 190 million electronic prescriptions have been sent by doctors, physician’s assistants and other healthcare providers using EHRs, reducing the chances of medication errors
  • Healthcare professionals sent 4.6 million patients an electronic copy of their health information from their EHRs
  • More than 13 million reminders about appointments, required tests, or check-ups were sent to patients using EHRs
  • Providers have checked drug and medication interactions to ensure patient safety more than 40 million times through the use of EHRs
  • Providers shared more than 4.3 million care summaries with other providers when patients moved between care settings resulting in better outcomes for their patients

 

 

 

 

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