OTHER HEALTH CARE LINKS
Health Breach Notification Updates:
FTC Warns Health Apps and Connected Device Companies to Comply With Health Breach Notification Rule
(September 15, 2021)
STATEMENT OF THE COMMISSION On Breaches by Health Apps and Other Connected Devices
(September 15, 2021)
FTC Health Breach Notification Rule
(August 29, 2009)
Health Information Technology Advisory Committee
The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recommends to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
policies, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria relating to the implementation of a health information
technology infrastructure, nationally and locally, that advances the electronic access, exchange, and use of health
Huddle For Care
Huddle for Care is a new resource for improving care transitions, in partnership with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, it is an interactive website and mobile application for story sharing among care transition innovators and implementers. The site is a collaborative to discuss challenges and develop solutions for transitional care programs that are tailored to specific program and patient needs.
Preventive Services Recommendations from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Health care recommendations are generated by the MyHealthfinder tool, which provides consumers with personalized, evidence-based clinical prevention recommendations in just a few clicks.
The MyHealthfinder recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as advised by organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics (through the Bright Futures cooperative agreement) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine).
National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO)
The National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO) was formed by the majority of URAC-accredited independent review organizations (IRO). The need for uniform regulations from state to state and a uniform application process is what brought NAIRO together. The primary objective of NAIRO is to simplify the regulated independent review organization application process and independent medical peer review requirements among the states.
NAIRO is dedicated to protecting the integrity of the independent medical peer review processes. Utilizing the expertise of hundreds of board-certified clinicians throughout the country, NAIRO members embrace an evidence-based approach to independent medical peer review, in order to resolve coverage disputes between enrollees and their health plans.
Patient Safety Network (PSNet)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced it has launched a new Web site, Patient Safety Network (PSNet), which is a national "one-stop" portal of resources for improving patient safety and preventing medical errors.
PSNet is the first comprehensive effort to help health care providers, administrators, and consumers learn about all aspects of patient safety. The site provides a wide variety of information on patient safety resources, tools, conferences. PSNet users can customize the site around their unique interests and needs by creating a "My PSNet" page.
PSNet is the latest patient safety improvement endeavor by AHRQ
, which leads the federal government's effort to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors. AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of human health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic
National Library of Medicine
Obtain access to NLM for literature searches, research information, thousands of images and FREE direct access to MEDLINE.
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.