Newsday – 2021 on Capitol Hill: A Health IT Update from CHIME’s Mari Savickis
December 6, 2021: Healthcare can’t move forward without regulatory guidelines. Health IT leaders need to be in the know. Mari Savickis, Vice President, Public Policy at CHIME joins us today to discuss interoperability, de-identified data, 21st Century Cures, HIPAA, National Patient Identifier and cybersecurity. Plus the year that was in Washington, DC. HIPAA is so antiquated, but we adhere to it like it’s the 10 Commandments. Is there any movement towards redoing it? Language prohibiting the HHS from developing a patient identification standard was removed from the House Labor bill for the 1st time in the Senate. And the FTC clarified their Health Breach Notification rule to include third-party applications that collect consumer’s health information under privacy protections.
00:00:00 – Intro
00:04:30 – Advocacy led by CHIME’s public policy team resulted in HR 7898 law giving providers credit for cybersecurity best practices
00:09:00 – Patient ID Now
00:25:00 – CHIME public policy launched the InfoBlockingCenter.org in 2021. A convenient site to find free resources, FAQs, articles, archived webinars, and cheat sheets to prepare you for compliance.
00:27:00 – All sectors are facing cybersecurity staffing shortages
00:27:30- 3 out of 4 hospitals operate without a designated security leader
00:31:30 – Cyber insurance has gone up by almost 50%
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