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Will the ONC publish guidelines or support materials for HIEs/Health Information Organizations (HIOs) as Business Associates under the final Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rule published this Spring?

Will the ONC publish guidelines or support materials for HIEs/Health Information Organizations (HIOs) as Business Associates under the final Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rule published this Spring?

No, ONC will not publish specific guidelines to support HIE/HIO Business Associates requirements.  We suggest you read pre-amble to final HITECH rule [PDF - 909 KB], which outlines how the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has interpreted the rule and why they wrote the rule the way they did.