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Welcome to the Health Information and Technology Practice Group (HIT PG). We are here to help you master the legal, technological, and operational issues that you need to know to meet your clients' needs.

 

Here are the top four things you can do to make the most of your membership in the HIT PG:

  1.  Register for a webinar or listen to an archived webinar: Web-based seminars are presented by top in-house and outside counsel, often with the participation of high-level government policy makers. Click here to access a list of upcoming and past webinars sponsored by the HIT PG.
  2.  Join the Health Information and Technology Community: This online discussion list offers a forum for dialogue on topics related to health information and technology. To join the Community, visit your "myAHLA" profile at www.healthlawyers.org/myahla, enter your login information, click the blue button to customize your "Email and List Preferences," and click "Save."
  3.  Sign up for an Affinity Group: Available at no additional fee, Affinity Groups facilitate networking and provide educational opportunities for members who share similar professional interests. If you did not select an Affinity Group when you joined AHLA, you can still do so. Simply complete and return this enrollment form or call AHLA's Member Service Center at (202) 833-1100, prompt #2. HIT PG members can enroll in the following Affinity Groups:     
    • Digital Health: Addresses both ongoing and emerging legal and policy issues related to digital technologies in health care, as well as the health information data that is generated or used by those forms of technology.
    • Privacy and Cybersecurity Risk, Compliance and Enforcement: Provides health data risk management, privacy, and security knowledge exchange focused on HIPAA along with other federal and state privacy laws, audit and enforcement actions, cybersecurity best practices, and other developments in this field.
    • Tech Licensing and Intellectual Property: Addresses technology licensing and contracting and intellectual property issues related to health information technology.
  4. Check out the HIT PG Topical Library: This is where you can access the most relevant and recent AHLA publications and resources related to your practice area. It's the hub for AHLA content on HIT.

 

In addition, here are other benefits available to you through the HIT PG:

  • Email Alerts, Executive Summaries, and Member Briefings: Timely alerts are delivered directly to your inbox—when a new law, regulation, or decision is published, we do the initial legwork and summarize it for you.
  • Great Opportunities for Involvement: The HIT PG leadership welcomes and encourages members to become active participants by writing, speaking, tweeting, serving as a mentor, and taking on other leadership roles. Visit www.healthlawyers.org/volunteer to view available volunteer opportunities.
  • E-newsletters: In-depth and timely articles written by some of the best attorneys in the nation who practice in the broad and ever-changing health information technology area.
  • Task Forces: For those health law topics that cross over several Practice Groups, AHLA has established Task Forces that produce collaborative, substantive resources for the benefit of the sponsoring Practice Groups' members. HHS PG members are automatically enrolled in

o    Accountable Care Organization, Payment Innovation, and Health Care Reform Educational Task Force: This group provides members with a variety of information and resources relating to accountable care organizations, integrated care models, and other health care reform initiatives designed to improve quality and lower costs, for better population health.

o    Behavioral Health Task Force: This group 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.


Understanding legal issues arising from the use of information and communications technology in health care is crucial to your success. We hope that your active participation in the HIT PG will help you meet all of your clients' needs.


 


 
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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  • OCR/FTC HIT Enforcement Summary Table
    - Published on October 24, 2017
    The table provides a summary of findings by the OCR regarding the violation of HIPAA privacy and security regulations by covered entities from July 2008-May 2017 (in two cases, findings were made and corrective action was taken by the FTC). The table provides information about the nature of the covered entity’s breach, OCR’s findings, the corrective action plans, and the resolution and/or the civil money penalty amount imposed on the breaching entity.

  • 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.

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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.
  • Accountable Care Organization Task Force
    The mission of the ACO Task Force is to provide members with a wide array of information relating to accountable care organizations, integrated care models, and other initiatives designed to improve quality and lower costs, for better population health. The ACO Task Force analyzes the impact and trajectory of ACO and other integrated care developments nationwide, including commercial ACOs, Medicaid ACOs, and the Medicare ACO programs.

    The mission of the ACO Task Force includes informing members of any new or updated regulations, waivers, and guidance relating to the main federal ACO programs, including the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer ACO program, as well as to provide information on a broader array of issues integral to ACOs, integrated care systems, population health, and payment models.

    The ACO Task Force provides webinars, written material, and sponsored in-person programming pertaining to the relationship between ACOs and population health, as well as other topics germane to ACO formation and development. Since the ACO Task Force mission is so broad, it often partners with other AHLA Practice Groups to provide deeper insight into the unique legal and policy considerations for ACOs.
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  • Behavioral Health Task Force
    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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