Important policy updates from HHS
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued several important updates today:
- The interoperability proposed rules comment period has been extended by 30 days and comments are now due on June 3, 2019.
- New HIPAA FAQs related to health information exchange and interoperability: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/faq/health-information-technology/index.html
- The Trusted Exchange and Common Agreement (TEFCA) Draft 2, for comment: https://www.healthit.gov/topic/interoperability/trusted-exchange-framework-and-common-agreement
- Also, the funding announcement for the TEFCA Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE): https://www.healthit.gov/topic/onc-funding-opportunities/trusted-exchange-framework-and-common-agreement-recognized
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