The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in collaboration with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently released its new updated guidance for the privacy and security of electronic information. The Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information (the Guide), last published in 2011, is […]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”), recently developed a tool to assist certain health care providers with conducting security risk assessments (the “SRA Tool”) as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act […]
The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”), recently developed and released model Notices of Privacy Practices (“Notices”) for health care providers and health plans. Several different styles and formats are available for customization.
Regulatory Uncertainty as FDA Draft Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications Reaches its Two-Year Anniversary
Many see great promise for patients and physicians utilizing mobile devices in health care. Growth of so-called “mhealth” has been fueled by faster, more ubiquitous technology, decreasing costs, and more user-friendly applications. However, regulatory uncertainty remains a barrier to the adoption of mobile health technology. Two years following the FDA’s […]