News & Updates

Oct 16
HIT Updates

The new SRA tool features a broader application of health information risks and an improved user experience. The SRA Tool intends to help HIPAA-covered organizations integrate security safeguards and risk management practices into their regular business practice.

Oct 01
Blog Post

New analysis shows that the United States (US) might be at a turning point when it comes to the adoption and implementation of the Health Level Seven (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard in health information technology (health IT).

Sep 26
News Releases : https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2018/09/26/hhs-announces-leap-health-it-winner.html

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced two awards totaling nearly $2 million in funding over two years to two awardees under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT) funding opportunity.

Sep 18
Blog Post

Combatting the opioid crisis is a top priority for the Trump Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  We are making progress. Just last week we released the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)data, which showed significantly more people received treatment for substance use disorder in 2017 than in 2016; this was especially true for those with heroin-related opioid use disorders.  In addition, the number of people who initiated use of heroin in 2017 was less than half of the number in 2016.

Sep 04
Blog Post : https://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/health-it/disaster-planning-your-health-it/

September is National Preparedness Month, which makes it the perfect time for clinicians and healthcare entities to consider what would happen if their health information technology (health IT) systems are unavailable or in some way compromised.