Nuesoft is conducting a survey to learn about healthcare professionals’ attitudes regarding the recent transition to ANSI version 5010 and the upcoming conversion to ICD-10. If your business was impacted by the recent switch to version 5010, or you are concerned your business will be impacted by the transition to ICD-10 please complete the survey by clicking the button below. We hope that your responses will help software companies better prepare for changes in HIT standards.
Significant changes to the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have many medical providers and other covered entities feeling pressure to become familiar with the new rules, many of which took effect on Feb. 17. Nuesoft is offering a free podcast to shed some light on the changes and help medical practices ensure compliance. The HIPAA revisions were propagated with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, and complement the government’s push for increased electronic health record (EHR) adoption with assurances to patients about the security and privacy of these records. They include a new public/media relations component, updated restrictions and rules for accounting and disclosures of protected health information, and increased civil [cont...]
Consider this question. Say the mother of a 22-year old student that you have treated requests to see her daughter’s medical records. The Bursar’s office confirms that the student is listed as a dependent for tax purposes. There seems to be no urgent reason for such a release and the student does not wish to give her mother access. How would you protect the privacy of her information? Situations such as this one that require knowledge of privacy laws to resolve successfully are all too common in the average student health center, yet the acronyms HIPAA and FERPA tend to strike fear into the hearts of the staunchest of college health professionals. So much has been written anecdotally on the [cont...]