Compliance Updates

The Evolution of Risk to PHI and Patient Safety

In the 70s and 80s, healthcare organizations started to migrate their patient management information from hard copy to electronic, either on shared mainframes such as SMS and McAuto or on microprocessors. The user workstations had no intelligence and were known as “dumb terminals.” There were limited locations of electronic identifiable health information. There was no motivation to sell identifiable health information.

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ComplyAssistant’s Gerry Blass Volunteers as a 405(d) Task Group Brand Ambassador

ComplyAssistant Contact:Gerry Blass(800) 609-3414 ext 700gerry@complyassistant.com Colts Neck, N.J.—April 26, 2021 – Gerry Blass, President and CEO of ComplyAssistant, has volunteered to serve as a brand ambassador on the Cybersecurity Act (CSA) 405(d) Task Group. As a brand ambassador, Blass will work with a number of ambassadors to promote the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) […]

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Information Blocking and the Future of Patient Care: Breaking Down the 8 Exceptions

President and CEO Gerry Blass sat down with Journal of AHIMA senior editor Mary Butler on a recent episode of the Hi Pitch Podcast to talk about the 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking Final Rule and the eight information blocking exceptions. Blass was joined by attorney Helen Oscislawski, who spoke to the challenges her clients have faced as they prepare to comply with the rule, which goes into effect on April 5th.

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Is Meaningful Use Still Meaningful?

Originally designed as part of HITECH to encourage providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), meaningful use was a means to an end – towards improved population health and better patient care among fragmented providers. The program prioritized five pillars of health outcomes:

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