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New 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.

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Certified 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.

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Free 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.

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More 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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HHS Releases Cybersecurity Collection and Guidance on Ransomware Attacks

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Deadline 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. 

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Deadline 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.

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NYeC 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.

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International 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.

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Joint FBI-Homeland Security Report on Russian Hacking Offers Cyber-Security Recommendations
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