New HHS Fact Sheet On Direct Liability of Business Associates under HIPAA

25. May 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a new fact sheet that provides a clear compilation of all provisions through which a business associate can be held directly liable for compliance with certain requirements of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Enforcement Rules (“HIPAA Rules”), in accordance with the Health Information Technology ...

HHS Proposes to Revise ACA Section 1557 Rule to Enforce Civil Rights in Healthcare, Conform to Law, and Eliminate Billions in Unnecessary Costs

25. May 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed regulatory reform related to regulations issued under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposed rule would maintain vigorous civil rights enforcement on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, and sex, while revising certain provisions of the current Section ...

Secretary Azar Attends Second Day of the 72nd World Health Assembly, Signs Agreement with Indonesia

22. May 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar continued participation in the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) as head of the U.S. delegation. On Tuesday, he attended a briefing on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters, participated in multiple bilateral ...

Secretary Azar Attends the 72nd World Health Assembly as Head of U.S. Delegation

21. May 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Secretary Azar Attends the 72nd World Health Assembly as Head of U.S. Delegation
Monday, May 20, 2019, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is participating in the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) as head of the U.S. delegation. Since arriving in Geneva, Switzerland, Secretary Azar has delivered the U.S. plenary statement and participated in multiple bilateral meetings with his counterparts. In his plenary address, Secretary Azar emphasized ...

Secretary Azar Meets with the Pasteur Institute

19. May 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Secretary Azar Meets with the Pasteur Institute
Today, May 18, 2019, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar participated in a meeting with the Pasteur Institute. He and other U.S. health officials met with Stewart Cole, President of the Pasteur Institute, and other members of the Institute’s senior leadership team. They discussed the history of the Pasteur Institute and the continued collaboration ...

Secretary Azar Participates in Final Day of G7 Health Ministerial Meeting and Global Health Security Initiative Special Ministerial Meeting on Ebola

18. May 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Secretary Azar Participates in Final Day of G7 Health Ministerial Meeting and Global Health Security Initiative Special Ministerial Meeting on Ebola
Today, May 17, 2019, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar participated in bilateral meetings with health ministers, attended the final day of the G7 Health Ministerial Meeting in Paris, France, as the head of the U.S. delegation, and attended a Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) Special Ministerial Meeting on Ebola. In the morning, Secretary ...

Secretary Azar Attends G7 Health Ministerial Meeting and Participates in Bilateral Meetings

17. May 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, May 16, 2019, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar participated in bilateral meetings with health ministers and attended the first day of the G7 Health Ministerial Meeting in Paris, France, as the head of the U.S. delegation. First, Secretary Azar participated in a bilateral meeting with Agnès Buzyn, France’s Minister of Solidarity and ...

HHS Establishing Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee, Seeking Member Nominations

15. May 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Adm. Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health and Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Opioid Policy, announced today the creation of a new committee to identify areas for improved coordination related to substance use disorder (SUD) research, services, supports and prevention activities across all relevant federal agencies. HHS, in ...