As a Healthcare professional, you know there are many highly-detailed initiatives requiring compliance: ICD-10, HIPAA, 5010, ARRA/HITECH, Meaningful Use, and PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), CE Marking (Europe), CMDR (Canada), AMAR (Israel) and CDSCO (India). You must be vigilant and ensure compliance. It’s time to plan, it’s time to budget, and more importantly, it’s time to act!
Healthcare’s standard is ICD-10 coding, which evolves with updates while discussion begins on ICD-11. Being a DICOM Standard Committee member, we are aware of recent and upcoming changes which your healthcare systems will need to meet WHO’s compliance requirements.
The “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” was enacted by the United States Congress to benefit both those who receive healthcare and those who provide it. Title I protected health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they lose or change their jobs, whereas Title II required the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance, and employers. It also strengthened the laws associated with information security and privacy for patients.