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The content of this white paper does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Office of the National Coordinator or the Department of Health and Human Services. The authors are solely responsible for the content. The issue of whether, to what extent, and how individuals should have the ability to exercise control over their health information(More)
Since the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provisions included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in February 2009, the government has released three sets of statutorily required regulations: one addressing breach notification requirements for protected health information (PHI) and(More)
Large amounts of personal health data are being collected and made available through existing and emerging technological media and tools. While use of these data has significant potential to facilitate research, improve quality of care for individuals and populations, and reduce healthcare costs, many policy-related issues must be addressed before their(More)
We review the evolution of federal financing for child health care over the past 40 years. The Social Security Amendments of 1967 established the program of early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment (EPSDT) as a required Medicaid benefit. The EPSDT amendments directed agencies to cover "early and periodic" screening and diagnostic services to(More)
During this early stage of HIT adoption, it is critical that we engage in discussions regarding informed consent's proper role in a health care environment in which electronic information sharing holds primary importance. This article discusses current implementation of the doctrine within health information exchange networks; the relationship between(More)
  • V N Gamble, Professors B Biles, +41 authors Volarich
  • 2016
In early 2015, the Department of Health Policy and the Department of Health Services Management and Leadership consolidated to create a larger, integrated department that is even better prepared to lead education, research, and practice efforts related to public health policy, health care policy, and health services management. This positive evolution(More)