OCR Issues Guidance to Help Ensure First Responders and Others Receive Protected Health Information about Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

25. March 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance on how covered entities may disclose protected health information (PHI) about an individual who has been infected with or exposed to COVID-19 to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders, and public health authorities in compliance with ...

HHS Provides $100 Million to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare For COVID-19 Patients

25. March 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS ASPR) today announced it will provide $100 million to aid U.S. healthcare systems in preparing quickly for a surge in COVID-19 patients. The support will directly benefit the National Special Pathogen System, and is authorized in the ...

HHS Awards $100 Million to Health Centers for COVID-19 Response

25. March 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $100 million to 1,381 health centers across the country with funding provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.  HRSA-funded health centers may use the awards to address screening and testing needs, acquire ...

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24. March 2020 Health 0
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Japanese Ministry, METI launches free remote health consultation service to address COVID-19 related concerns

23. March 2020 Health 0
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced on 11 March that it has launched a free remote health consultation service with doctors in response to growing public health concerns caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The free consultation service is being provided from March 11 to 31 and the service is being run by ...