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[17 Feb 2011 | 6 Comments | 10,220 views]

The proposed H.R. 408 Spending Reduction Act of 2011 was recently introduced and SEC. 301. of the same proposes a rather dismal scenario for healthcare providers and related, business entities who yet haven’t upgraded themselves to the HIPPA-compliant EMR format of storing/sharing Patient Healthcare Information. This Act proposes withdrawal of unspent EMR stimulus funds. This means that all unobligated balances of EHR stimulus money introduced as a part of division… Continue reading

Privacy »

[29 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 3,866 views]

The HIPAA Act of 1996 has set strict standards regarding a patient’s Protected Health Information (PHI) as a part of its Privacy Rule regulations. The Privacy Rule addresses all issues concerned with saving/accessing/sharing medical & personal information of an individual.
However, this is a very basic definition, as the realm of a Covered Entity implies to all Business Associates that are involved in accessing/sharing an individual’s medical… Continue reading