HHS: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy Rule
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the comment period for theJanuary 21, 2021, notice of proposed rulemaking modifying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to promote care coordination, case management, and the transition to value-based care. Comments are now due by May 6, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 10, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Having Trouble Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine? This Standby Site Wants to Help
Here in the U.S., the COVID-19 vaccination picture looks far rosier than it did even a few weeks ago. Nearly one in five Americans have received at least one dose, according to TIME’s vaccine tracker, the authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s shot brings a third vaccine onto the public health battlefield, and President Joe Biden recently moved up his vaccination timetable, saying on March 2 that the U.S. will have enough doses to cover all American adults by the end of May. Yet spend any amount of time in one of the many ad-hoc Facebook groups where volunteers are helping eligible vaccine recipients book app...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Extension of the Public Comment Period for Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a 45-day extension of the public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. The current deadline for the public to submit comments is from March 22-May 6, 2021. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 9, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Fidelis Specialty Pharmacy Selects Citus Health to Enable Real-Time...
Innovative specialty pharmacy provider for hemophiliac and bleeding disorder patients to implement Citus Health’s HIPAA-compliant digital health solution suite to improve patient and staff...(PRWeb March 04, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/fidelis_specialty_pharmacy_selects_citus_health_to_enable_real_time_virtual_patient_communications_and_faster_collection_of_key_patient_data/prweb17770242.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HHS: Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule To Support, and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care and Individual Engagement
Notice of proposed rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) modifying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to promote care coordination, case management, and the transition to value-based care. Among other things, proposed changes include increasing permissible disclosures to improve care coordination and case management, strengthening individuals' rights to inspect their own protected health information (PHI) and clarifying covered entities' abilities to disclose PHI to social service agencies and other third parties that provide health-related services...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 21, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pulsara Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award
BOZEMAN, Mont., Jan. 12, 2021 — Pulsara, the leading mobile telehealth and communication platform that connects healthcare teams across organizations, announced today that the company was named a 2021 Product Innovation of the Year Award Winner by Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Innovation Awards. Judged by prominent industry leaders and experts, the awards program recognizes the most innovative organizations and people transforming systems and industries across the globe. “More than ever, the global society relies on innovation to help progress humanity and make our lives more productive, healthy, and comfortab...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Industry News Pulsara Source Type: news

Pulsara Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award
BOZEMAN, Mont., Jan. 12, 2021 — Pulsara, the leading mobile telehealth and communication platform that connects healthcare teams across organizations, announced today that the company was named a 2021 Product Innovation of the Year Award Winner by Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Innovation Awards. Judged by prominent industry leaders and experts, the awards program recognizes the most innovative organizations and people transforming systems and industries across the globe. “More than ever, the global society relies on innovation to help progress humanity and make our lives more productive, healthy, and comfortab...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Industry News Pulsara Source Type: news

Pulsara Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award
BOZEMAN, Mont., Jan. 12, 2021 — Pulsara, the leading mobile telehealth and communication platform that connects healthcare teams across organizations, announced today that the company was named a 2021 Product Innovation of the Year Award Winner by Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Innovation Awards. Judged by prominent industry leaders and experts, the awards program recognizes the most innovative organizations and people transforming systems and industries across the globe. “More than ever, the global society relies on innovation to help progress humanity and make our lives more productive, healthy, and comfortab...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Industry News Pulsara Source Type: news

Pulsara Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award
BOZEMAN, Mont., Jan. 12, 2021 — Pulsara, the leading mobile telehealth and communication platform that connects healthcare teams across organizations, announced today that the company was named a 2021 Product Innovation of the Year Award Winner by Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Innovation Awards. Judged by prominent industry leaders and experts, the awards program recognizes the most innovative organizations and people transforming systems and industries across the globe. “More than ever, the global society relies on innovation to help progress humanity and make our lives more productive, healthy, and comfortab...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Industry News Pulsara Source Type: news

Pulsara Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award
BOZEMAN, Mont., Jan. 12, 2021 — Pulsara, the leading mobile telehealth and communication platform that connects healthcare teams across organizations, announced today that the company was named a 2021 Product Innovation of the Year Award Winner by Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Innovation Awards. Judged by prominent industry leaders and experts, the awards program recognizes the most innovative organizations and people transforming systems and industries across the globe. “More than ever, the global society relies on innovation to help progress humanity and make our lives more productive, healthy, and comfortab...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Industry News Pulsara Source Type: news

Pulsara Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award
BOZEMAN, Mont., Jan. 12, 2021 — Pulsara, the leading mobile telehealth and communication platform that connects healthcare teams across organizations, announced today that the company was named a 2021 Product Innovation of the Year Award Winner by Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Innovation Awards. Judged by prominent industry leaders and experts, the awards program recognizes the most innovative organizations and people transforming systems and industries across the globe. “More than ever, the global society relies on innovation to help progress humanity and make our lives more productive, healthy, and comfortab...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Industry News Pulsara Source Type: news

Proposed HIPAA Overhaul to Ease Access to Patient Health Info Proposed HIPAA Overhaul to Ease Access to Patient Health Info
The HHS is proposing an overhaul of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that will make it easier to access patients ' personal health information.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

HHS Proposes Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Empower Patients, Improve Coordinated Care, and Reduce Regulatory Burdens
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. Proposed changes include strengthening individuals' rights to access their own health information, including electronic information; improving information sharing for care coordination and case management; enhancing flexibilities in emergency circumstances; and reducing administrative burdens healthcare providers. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Opinion: Privacy challenges ahead for telehealth adopters
What will post-pandemic telehealth look like when it is once again subject to strict enforcement of HIPAA? The short answer: more scrutiny of security risks and more time-consuming and expensive compliance efforts. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Kelly T. Hagan Source Type: news

Opinion: Privacy challenges ahead for telehealth adopters
What will post-pandemic telehealth look like when it is once again subject to strict enforcement of HIPAA? The short answer: more scrutiny of security risks and more time-consuming and expensive compliance efforts. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelly T. Hagan Source Type: news