The latest meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee was chock full of recommendations. Workgroups suggested changes spanning flexibility, interoperability, timelines and reducing the burden on providers and EHR vendors.
In a recommendation sure to draw applause and ire, a freshman Senator recommended that Health and Human Services Secretary essentially pay for claims filed in ICD-9 for two years after the compliance switch flips in October.
Even if the administration and CGI Federal, the contractor doing much of the health insurance marketplace IT work, did actually share the code with developers could the open source community put it to work?
The new HIPAA creates a web of liability, which is an upside for properly prepared healthcare organizations, so here are suggestions on how to ensure files containing protected health information are secure when moving them around.