Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996. In the 25 years since, healthcare and technology have advanced beyond what any of the original writers of HIPAA could have imagined, creating innovative new tools and mechanisms to share information and to better engage individuals in their healthcare. Go to Electronic Health […]
About Deborah Hsieh, Ciox Chief Policy & Strategy Officer
Deborah Hsieh is the Chief Policy & Strategy Officer for Ciox. In this role, Deborah leads interactions with policymakers and external audiences about Ciox’s enabling role in healthcare data exchange. She educates stakeholders on the strategic implications of pending policy, including proposed ONC and CMS regulations, for Ciox’s business focus and operations.
Deborah is passionate about increasing access to healthcare and brings experience across healthcare sectors to support that passion. She has expertise in population health, value-based care, health analytics, and special needs populations. Prior to joining Ciox, Deborah was an associate partner at McKinsey & Company. She also has experience in global health and creating international supply chains for HIV and malaria treatments.
Deborah graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies. She also holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.
Entries by Deborah Hsieh, Ciox Chief Policy & Strategy Officer
Mike Lipinski, Director of the Regulatory and Policy Affairs Division within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, recently shared some guidance for healthcare providers as they prepare for information blocking enforcement, as described in “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule.” This blog post […]
On October 29, 2020, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued an Interim Final Rule extending the compliance dates for the agency’s 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule. The extension means that information blocking applicability date was moved to April 5, 2021 from November 2, 2020. What is information blocking? […]
Health information management (HIM) departments mobilized rapidly early in the pandemic to institute changes that would allow continuous medical records access. As we become accustomed to the “new normal,” and as patients experience the benefits of increased medical record access options, HIM departments will need to decide what changes to retain and perhaps which to […]
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) published “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Final Rule” in the Federal Register earlier in May. Included in the rule are exceptions that define when denying a request for health information is permissible, and therefore not considered […]
While many providers have been focused on supporting the fight against COVID-19, there is an important milestone looming in November. November 2 marks the beginning of information blocking enforcement, as detailed in the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)’s “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program.” […]
Adapting to new conditions introduced by the Coronavirus pandemic has been all-consuming, which is why many organizations asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to delay implementation of the ONC and CMS interoperability rules. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much flexibility granted and on May 1, 2020, the rules were published in the Federal […]
The importance of a best-in-class compliance program is highlighted in environments like the COVID-19 pandemic when providers are faced with rapidly changing regulatory policies. Read the full article in Journal of AHIMA here
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996 and is the framework on which health data protection has been constructed. The regulation fundamentally acknowledged the value of health data and the need for protections. Despite the almost quarter-century that has passed since HIPAA was first enacted, there is relatively limited awareness […]
Focus on interoperability for health data systems has increased recently given multiple proposed Department of Health and Human Services’ regulations addressing how health data is shared. Healthcare providers are a primary source of health data and should be aware of how to prepare for these new regulations. While each hospital has its unique approach to […]
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