HHS: Agency Information Collection Request. 30-Day Public Comment Request
Notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking comments on the extension of an information collection request titled "HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, and Supporting Regulations Contained in 45 CFR parts 160 and 164." HHS is reviewing comments on theJanuary 21, 2021,andDecember 2, 2022, notices of proposed rulemaking and will update this information collection request to reflect the input received through the rulemaking process. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 23, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Covering the possible causes and diagnoses of Damar Hamlin ’s injury
This is a time when journalists should be careful about the words they use to describe Damar Hamlin’s condition. HIPAA laws and American Hospital Association guidelines explain the words that healthcare providers use to describe a patient’s condition. The words have specific meanings. The AHA’s…#mondaynightfootball #commotio #davidabbasi #damarhamlin #nfl #aha #collapse #atlanticuniversity #africanamericans #sanjaygupta (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon ends support for third-party, HIPAA-compliant Alexa program
The HIPAA-compliant Skills capabilities were launched in 2019 to help patients connect with hospitals and health insurers using Alexa. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 8, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HHS: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records
Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposing changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records under 42 CFR part 2 ("Part 2"), which protects patient privacy and records concerning treatment related to substance use challenges from unauthorized disclosures. This NPRM would implement provisions of Section 3221 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which, among other things, requires HHS to bring Part 2 into greater alignment with certain aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Ac...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 2, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
Pre-publication notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposing changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records under 42 CFR part 2 ("Part 2"), which protects patient privacy and records concerning treatment related to substance use challenges from unauthorized disclosures. This NPRM would implement provisions of Section 3221 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which, among other things, requires HHS to bring Part 2 into greater alignment with certain aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and A...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 29, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS: Administrative Simplification: Modifications of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) Retail Pharmacy Standards; and Adoption of Pharmacy Subrogation Standard
Notice of proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updating versions of the retail pharmacy standards for electronic transactions adopted under the Administrative Simplification subtitle of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Among other things, this proposed rule will modify the currently adopted standards for the following retail pharmacy transactions: healthcare claims or equivalent encounter information; eligibility for a health plan; referral certification and authorization; and coordination of benefits. Comments are due by January 9, 2023. (Source: Federal...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 9, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS: Administrative Simplification: Modifications of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act National Council for Prescription Drug Programs Retail Pharmacy Standards; and Adoption of Pharmacy Subrogation Standard
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updating versions of the retail pharmacy standards for electronic transactions adopted under the Administrative Simplification subtitle of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Among other things, this proposed rule will modify the currently adopted standards for the following retail pharmacy transactions: healthcare claims or equivalent encounter information; eligibility for a health plan; referral certification and authorization; and coordination of benefits. Comments are due within 60 days of th...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 8, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS: Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request
Notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking comments on the extension of an information collection titled "HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, and Supporting Regulations Contained in 45 CFR parts 160 and 164." Comments are due by December 12, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 13, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Extends Its Digital Universe with Primescan Connect
Dentsply Sirona launches new digital dentistry solutions at DS World 2022 in Las Vegas that enable long-term practice growth by increasing efficiency, introducing new procedures and treatment workflows, and improving patient outcomes. Superior intraoral scanner Primescan now available as laptop-based solution, Primescan Connect – an easy starting point in digital dentistry. DS Core and further pioneering functionalities round off the experience in digital dentistry. LAS VEGAS and CHARLOTTE, N.C. and BENSHEIM, Nev., Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. ( " Dentsply Sirona " ) (Nasdaq: XRAY) today announced ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 16, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Disclosing Disability Just Got Easier With New HR Software Disclo
Employers can't collect accommodation information in their standard softwares due to HIPAA regulations. So, companies have opted to collect this information on spreadsheets or post-it notes. Olson and Keane's new venture, Disclo, is on a mission to change that. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Keely Cat-Wells, Contributor Tags: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion /diversity-equity-inclusion Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

UB continues global disease research with $13 million federal grant
It ’s the third contract awarded to the programs since 2008, providing quality assurance for clinical pharmacology at labs and research networks worldwide. Plus, new funds for Planned Parenthood; a hospital pays a HIPAA violation fine; a surgery center is expanding; and two organizations report data breaches. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 27, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers Are Collecting Troves of Data That Could Be Weaponized Against Women
The first alarm bell went off in Ashley’s head when no one at the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center was wearing a mask. No one was in scrubs, no one’s hair was tied up, and every staffer was wearing a visible cross. “I should have noticed all the red flags,” says Ashley, 28, whom TIME is identifying by her first name to protect her privacy. But it wasn’t until she sat down for a mandated counseling session in the brick building in a Dallas suburb that she realized what kind of a facility it was. Ashley had Googled where she could confirm a positive pregnancy test and get an abortion. One of the fir...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams and Vera Bergengruen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Georgia Dental Association Partners with Bento to Modernize Dental Benefits
 Bento ' s innovative platform can build, launch and administer custom dental and patient membership plans designed to facilitate better oral care for all AmericansATLANTA, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bento, on a mission to transform the outdated traditional dental insurance industry, is proud to announce it has received an exclusive endorsement from the Georgia Dental Association. The GDA joins the American Dental Association and other state and local associations endorsing Bento as an alternative to traditional dental plans for employers, groups, associations, dentists, and i...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 4, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

People + Practice Launches Conversion Services and Patient Engagement Technology Suite For Orthodontic Practices
NEW YORK, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- People + Practice today announced new additions to its comprehensive portfolio of products and services specifically designed to help orthodontic practices grow.The digital marketing company has already helped hundreds of orthodontists across the country increase conversion rates and boost profitability with its slate of innovative digital marketing strategies. PatientCue ™ and Conversion Plus are two new proprietary products that will work with a practice ' s current systems to optimize the customer journey from initial inquiry to a qualified patient ready to be...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 26, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona opens the gateway to a new digital universe with cloud-based solution DS Core
Today ' s virtual global event sets the stage for the launch of DS Core – a cloud-based solution powered by the collaboration between Dentsply Sirona and Google Cloud.Dentsply Sirona also introduces two new service offerings: DS Core Create and DS Core Care. DS Core seamlessly integrates with devices, services and technologies in dental practices – bringing improved efficiency to workflows from diagnosis to final care or treatment. Dentsply Sirona also announces added services to recently launched device category: Primeprint Solution, a medical-grade 3D printing solution that combines dental intelligence with high...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 5, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news