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Healthcare groups ask OCR for clarity, flexibility on HITECH cybersecurity practices

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Healthcare groups ask OCR for clarity, flexibility on HITECH cybersecurity practices

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In this Healthcare IT News article you'll learn about:
  • The Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put out a call for comments about cybersecurity provisions.

  • The goal is to find out what clarifications should be provided to help regulated entities understand and comply with the 2021 HITECH Act.

  • The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and Connected Health Initiative (CHI) offered recommendations for OCR. MGMA suggested easy-to-understand checklists to help IT leaders understand "real-world approaches" to cybersecurity.

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