TechnologyState and Federal Agencies Warn of Imminent Cyberattacks
CISA, the FBI, and HHS issued a joint advisory last week describing the threat of ransomware attacks known as Ryuk and Conti and the steps providers can take to mitigate the threat. At the same time, DOH issued an advisory referencing three ransomware attacks occurring over the last two weeks that have impacted a health system, a separate hospital, a local health department, and its county-operated ACF.
TechnologyDeadline Extended for Health Information Exchange Funding
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved New York's request for an extension of its Data Exchange Incentive Program (DEIP) through Sept. 30, 2020.
TechnologyDeadline to Connect to the Statewide Health Information Network for New York is March 9th
A free recorded webinar for providers addressing the value of the SHIN-NY and exploring available funding opportunities for connecting is now available.
TechnologyNYeC Offers Webinar on Streamlined Requirements for Health Information Exchange Funding
The webinar will be held on Dec. 21, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
TechnologyInternational Cyberattack Threatens Healthcare Organizations
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are calling for aggressive risk mitigation steps in response to the ransomware attack – “WannaCry” – plaguing businesses and healthcare organizations around the globe.
TechnologyNew Data Breach and Security Requirements Signed into Law
Governor Cuomo signed into law provisions expanding the definition of private information subject to state data breach reporting and new data security requirements. HIPAA covered entities and business associates will have to notify the NYS attorney general of breaches, but need not notify individuals twice. They are also deemed to be in compliance with the data security requirements, if they are in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
TechnologyCertified EHR Adopters Must Connect to the SHIN-NY or Submit a Waiver by March 9
Nursing homes, home care agencies, and hospice programs utilizing "certified electronic health record technology under the federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)" must connect to the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) by March 9, 2018 or submit a waiver request to the Department of Health.
TechnologyFree Webinar on Connecting to the Statewide Health Information Network for New York
The webinar will be held twice, on Jan. 29th at 3:30 pm and Jan. 30th at 8:30 am.
TechnologyMore EHRs to Qualify for Health Information Exchange Incentives Under New Requirements
Long-term/post-acute care providers that have adopted electronic health records that are not certified for HITECH security requirements will have alternative paths to qualify for Data Exchange Incentive Program funds.
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