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Privacy & Security

Health IT Privacy and Security Resources

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and other HHS agencies have developed a number of resources for you. These tools, guidance documents, and educational materials are intended to help you better integrate HIPAA and other federal health information privacy and security into your practice.

Tools and Templates

Education and Training for Providers and Professionals

Communicating with Patients about Health Information Privacy and Security

HIPAA Guidance

Meaningful Use Guidance

  • Meaningful Use Official Website. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) official information site for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.
  • EHR Incentives and Certification. ONC resource for general Meaningful Use information and the certification process for EHR technologies.
  • An Introduction to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for Eligible Professionals. CMS brochure on the basics of the Meaningful Use program.
  • Meaningful Use Eligibility Flow Chart. CMS flow chart to help providers determine if they are eligible for the Meaningful Use program.
  • Stage 1 Meaningful Use. CMS resource for Stage 1 Meaningful Use information, including requirements which relate to privacy and security. (Scroll down to “2014 Definition Resources” and select “Eligible Professional 2014 Definition Spec Sheets.” Click on “(13) Protect electronic health information.”)
  • Stage 2 Meaningful Use. CMS resource for Stage 2 Meaningful Use information, including requirements which relate to privacy and security. (Scroll down to “Stage 2 Resources” and click on “Stage 2 Meaningful Use Specification Sheet Table of Contents for Eligible Professionals.” Select (9) and (17) from this page.)

Other Federal and State Privacy and Security Resources