Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

AHLA’s Annual Conference

The Role of Privacy and Security in the Push to Interoperability: What Counsel to Health Care Providers, Health Plans, and Health IT Companies Need to Know and Do Now

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Virtual Conference
  • The context and push to interoperability and health information sharing amongst and between patients, health plans, and health care providers by taking a look at how we got here (in terms of how and why, and what's required), including a brief look at: The 21st Century Cures Act; the CMS and ONC information blocking and interoperability regulations; and, the impact of government policy fostering seamless information sharing on evolving HIPAA, and state laws
  • Issues presented by the final regulations for information blocking and interoperability through which the Department of Health and Human Services aims to remove the barriers to the movement and sharing of electronic health information
  • The Interoperability Regulations with a critical eye to its requirements for data exchange, as well as how to align provision of real time access with HIPAA's requirements for verification of identification and patient matching, safeguards for the confidentiality and security of electronic protected health information, and patient education
  • When documented issues of information security, HIPAA compliance, and infeasibility may override the general prohibition on information blocking and the role of fees and cost recovery when providing access