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ONC, OCR Fact Sheet Discusses HIPAA Health Data Exchange

January 11, 2017 - In an effort to answer questions over how oversight agencies can receive information in health data exchange, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a fact sheet discussing how HIPAA allows such information to be used. Entities at the federal, state, or local level may license healthcare professionals or health insurance companies, administer...

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ONC Explains Patient Data Access, HIPAA in Latest Report

by Elizabeth Snell

While health IT has made progress on standards and economic incentives, concerns over HIPAA rules and patient data access can be a hindrance on the continued push toward nationwide interoperability, according to a recent report from the Office...

ONC Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge Wants Online Patient Tool

by Elizabeth Snell

In an effort to create an online tool that will generate a user-friendly snapshot of a product’s privacy practices, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) announced the Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge earlier this week. Additionally,...

ONC Fact Sheet Highlights HIPAA Health Data Sharing Points

by Elizabeth Snell

Several situations where health data sharing is permissible under HIPAA regulations were recently highlighted in a new fact sheet released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Technology (ONC) and the HHS Office for Civil Rights...

PHI Access Challenges Addressed in Recent ONC Resources

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations face numerous potential PHI access challenges, especially as more entities continue to adopt new EHRs, according to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). That is why ONC wanted to ensure that covered entities...

Health Data Privacy Discussed in ONC Blockchain Proposal

by Elizabeth Snell

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) submitted an “Ideation Challenge” proposal for the potential benefits of blockchain technology...


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