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ONC urged to exercise extended enforcement discretion for information blocking rule

ONC urged to exercise extended enforcement discretion for information blocking rule tjordan_drupal Sep 29, 2020 AHA and other organizations representing the nation’s clinicians, hospitals, health systems and experts in health informatics and health information management today urged the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to allow […]

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HHS urges health care sector to guard against Ryuk ransomware threat

HHS urges health care sector to guard against Ryuk ransomware threat tjordan_drupal Sep 29, 2020 The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response today released an update on the Ryuk ransomware threat to the health care and public health sector, and urged the sector to take certain […]

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CDC: COVID-19 cases in college-aged youth up 55% over month

CDC: COVID-19 cases in college-aged youth up 55% over month tjordan_drupal Sep 29, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 cases among college-aged youth increased 55% nationally between Aug. 2 and Sept. 5, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increases were not solely attributable to increased testing, and were greatest […]

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Webinar replay on aligning social and health needs amid COVID-19

Webinar replay on aligning social and health needs amid COVID-19 tjordan_drupal Sep 29, 2020 The AHA and Aligning for Health Sept. 24 hosted a webinar detailing how hospitals and health systems are working to better identify and address health, social and community needs. Leaders from Henry Ford Health System, the MetroHealth System and St. Barnabas […]

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Deadline to request MIPS targeted review approaching

Deadline to request MIPS targeted review approaching tjordan_drupal Sep 29, 2020 Clinicians who participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2019 have until Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. ET to review their final score and payment adjustment factor(s) for 2021 and request a targeted review if they suspect an error. The final score determines […]

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House Democrats unveil updated COVID-19 relief package

House Democrats unveil updated COVID-19 relief package tjordan_drupal Sep 29, 2020 House Democrats last night unveiled a new version of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act – a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The House voted on the original HEROES Act in May, which included a number of provisions that would […]

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Administration begins distributing 150M rapid tests for COVID-19 virus

Administration begins distributing 150M rapid tests for COVID-19 virus tjordan_drupal Sep 29, 2020 The Trump administration yesterday began distributing 150 million rapid point-of-care tests for the COVID-19 virus that it purchased in August, which will go to states and territories (100 million), nursing homes (18 million), assisted living facilities (15 million), home health and hospice […]

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CDC: COVID-19 more common in adolescents than younger children

CDC: COVID-19 more common in adolescents than younger children tjordan_drupal Sep 28, 2020 States and COVID-19 testing laboratories have reported more than 277,000 COVID-19 cases in school-aged children since March, with about twice as many cases in children aged 12-17 than younger children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today. “Although mortality and […]

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CMS releases CLIA certification guide for labs

CMS releases CLIA certification guide for labs tjordan_drupal Sep 28, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday released a guide to help laboratories apply for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certification, which includes information on the expedited review process implemented for the COVID-19 public health emergency. The agency also announced an online option for […]

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NIST updates guide to information system security and privacy controls

NIST updates guide to information system security and privacy controls tjordan_drupal Sep 28, 2020 The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated its Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, a catalog of tools to help organizations manage and respond to security and privacy risks. “The fifth revision of this widely used […]

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