Health Information Technology Page ContentFind updates and resources on all things related to Health Information Technology (HIT) in the long term and post-acute care industry. Coronavirus Resources and News Here are some resources for navigating the current COVID-19 pandemic. These pages are constantly updated so be sure to check back often.CMS Best Practices ToolkitHHS Telehealth InformationONC COVID-19 Guidance InformationBelow are some recent news regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic. AHCA will regularly update this page with the latest information.Webinar: Providers Share Their Experiences with COVID-19 Telehealth WaiversCMS favors keeping expanded telemedicine access after pandemic Current and Recent Regulatory Action Under CMS Review The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) occasionally proposes rules and requests comments before integrating submitting to Congress and U.S. Government Accountability office (GAO). Google the name or rule number to find more articles and updates on the rule. Refer to this document for a guide to the rulemaking process.Interoperability and Patient Access (CMS-9115-F)Discharge Planning (CMS-3317-F)Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technologies (CMS-3372-P) General HIT Resources Below are some general HIT resources and long-term projects that provide insight on the industry.Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information TechnologyCMS Council for Technology and Innovation2020 – 2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan DraftPACIO ProjectGravity ProjectFast Healthcare Interoperability ResourcesHealth Information Technology Definitions Cybersecurity Resources An increasing number of cybersecurity attacks target to facilities are occurring. In one recent instance, a hospital was breached and a nearby hospital-based SNF-member could not submit MDS data. Is your facility or organization protected against cyber attacks? The below resources provide a wealth of information for ensuring proper security protections.Homeland Security Cybersecurity pageFBI Cyber Crime pageRecent article on Planning and ResourcesONC Privacy and Security ResourcesDomestic Security Alliance Council Resources Upcoming Conferences and Meetings Throughout the year, various conferences and meetings in the LTPAC HIT field occur. We hope to see you at some of these conferences Collaborative Care and Health IT Summit (September 14-16, 2020 – Virtual Event) Mark Parkinson will be giving a keynote speech AHCA is a Collaborative Sponsorship partner Use the discount code AHCA20 to get $100 off your registration 71st AHCA/NCAL Convention (October 8-31, 2020 – Virtual Event) There will be a couple sessions on Health IT and cybersecurity as it relates to COVID-19. Patient Privacy and Security Compliance with the detailed requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) regulations is a challenging and burdensome task. One of the significant purposes of these federal regulations is to protect the personal health information of patients and residents; and covered employers must comply. For help in determining whether you are covered, use CMS' decision tool. Related Links CMS HIPAA Website CMS' Decision Tool Questions? Contact us at email@example.com with any HIT-related questions.