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Health Information and Technology

 
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The Health Information and Technology Practice Group provides a forum for members to exchange information and become educated about legal issues arising from the use of information and communications technology in healthcare, including issues related to the acquisition and operation of health information systems and networks, electronic medical records, telemedicine, electronic prescribing, Internet and email communications, operation of websites, expert diagnostic systems, clinical data repositories and master patient indexes, confidentiality and security, electronic signatures, and ownership of healthcare data.
Summaries of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Advisory Opinions are provided by the Advisory Opinions Task Force of the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. The Task Force aids Practice Group members in keeping abreast of new Advisory Opinions. For each new opinion issued by the OIG, a summary is released via an email alert and posted on several Practice Groups' websites.

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Member Briefings, prepared by members of Practice Groups, are a useful practice tool to facilitate your understanding of the most recent health law issues and to assist you and your clients with implementing those issues.

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Executive Summaries, prepared by members of Practice Groups, are a useful practice tool to facilitate your understanding of the most recent health law issues as they develop.

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Newsletters offer articles on the most recent issues facing health law attorneys within their practice area. They also provide news of recent Practice Group events and highlight opportunities to get involved in the Association.
Interested in writing an article? Please submit your article proposal to the Practice Groups staff including the title/topic and a short summary, and indicate which Practice Group(s) you would like to submit it to.

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The following toolkit is made available to members of the Health Information and Technology (HIT) Practice Group. If you have any comments or suggestions on existing or potential toolkits, please email the Practice Groups staff .

  • Cloud Computing Resource Toolkit - published on June 21, 2011
    This resource toolkit provides materials that will help provide a foundation for understanding cloud computing and associated legal issues. Please be advised that many of the resources in this toolkit focus on cloud computing generally, without a specific health care focus.
Tutorials are pre-recorded, brief audio (mp3 format) lessons on topics of interest in health information and technology (HIT), featuring faculty with expertise on the selected topics. HIT Practice Group  members may access and download the recordings and support materials by accessing the tutorials webpages below.

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December 2, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
December 3, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
December 9, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
December 11, 2014 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
January 28, 2015 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern

Past:

A Graduate Series on the Role and Use of Advanced Practice Professionals
Part 3: Billing and Reimbursement for Advanced Practice Professionals
October 28, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
October 9, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
September 30, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
A Graduate Series on the Role and Use of Advanced Practice Professionals
Part 2: Credentialing Across Multiple Entities
September 29, 2014 3:00 PM-4:30 PM Eastern
A Graduate Series on the Role and Use of Advanced Practice Professionals
Part 1: Licensure and Scope of Practice: Things are Changing
August 19, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern

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June 30, 2014 12:30 PM-1:45 PM Eastern
Current HIT Challenges: mHealth, Big Data, and HIPAA Compliance
Use of Watson Analytics Software in Health Care
March 28, 2014 12:15 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute 2014
The Affordable Care Act 4 Years Later: What Lies Ahead?
February 6, 2014 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Eastern
July 2, 2013 12:30 PM-1:45 PM Eastern
Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute 2013
HIPAA Security Risk Assessment
February 11, 2013 12:00 AM-12:00 AM Eastern

Affinity Groups​

Affinity Groups are created to facilitate networking and educational opportunities with other Practice Group members who share similar professional interests.
Please note: You must be a member of the Health Information and Technology Practice Group or a government, academician, student, or PG 15 member (all-Practice Groups access) to enroll in these Affinity Groups.  

Task Forces

Task Forces are established for those health law topics that cross over several Practice Groups, and they provide collaborative, substantive resources for the benefit of the sponsoring Practice Groups' members.
Please note: You must be a member of the Health Information and Technology Practice Group or one of the other sponsoring Practice Groups to receive benefits produced by these Task Forces.
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    The Behavioral Health (BH) Task Force is committed to advancing the understanding of laws impacting behavioral health, including the delivery of services to those living with mental illness, certain neurological conditions, substance use disorders or developmental disabilities, and reimbursement for such services. A complex framework of federal and state laws concerning privacy, information sharing and exchange, reimbursement, involuntary commitment, and other subjects provides unique challenges to health care providers and payers of behavioral health services. Scientific, legislative, and other developments, including health care reform, have presented new issues and opportunities in this area, including primary and behavioral health care integration initiatives, insurance coverage parity mandates, changes to Medicaid, and evolving public policy, to name a few. The BH Task Force monitors and evaluates these laws and developments through written materials, webinars, and in-person educational activities so that AHLA members are better equipped to advise clients on behavioral health topics. In addition, the work of the BH Task Force serves to raise awareness about how behavioral health laws influence health improvement efforts, and will include collaborative efforts with AHLA's Public Interest activities.

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