Privacy & Confidentiality


To apply security and privacy to the health IT standards is our forte. We cater to the security and privacy relevant standards that HL7 has to offer including:

Role-Based-Access-Control Permissions, Security/Privacy ontology,Confidentiality Code, CDA Consent Directive, Access Control Service, Audit Control Service, and others. These standards and services are critical in the context of providing a secure and privacy protecting health IT environment. We leverage the expertise of our highly technically qualified consultants to cover the other security and privacy components that exist in HL7.

HIPPA

On January 16, 2009, US Health and Human Services (HHS) published two final rules to adopt updated HIPAA standards:

1. In one rule, mandates adopting X12 Version 5010 and NCPDP Version D.0 for HIPAA transactions. There are nine transactions in all which define how covered entities under HIPAA must communicate electronically with each other in order to enroll members, check eligibility, submit claims, remit claims, check claim status, pay premiums and submit request for authorizations and referrals. In this rule, HHS also adopts a new standard for Medicaid subrogation for pharmacy claims, known as NCPDP Version 3.0. For Version 5010 and Version D.0, the compliance date for all covered entities is October 1, 2013.

2. Medical diagnosis and procedure codes ICD-10 (Final Rule: CMS-0013-F) needs to be complied by all healthcare entities by October 1, 2013. Healthcare entities face expensive application changes to replace ICD-9-CM Diagnoses and Procedures, which is currently used by all types of providers, with ICD-10 codes. ICD-10 changes the essential "building blocks" of the business process of healthcare delivery, billing, and risk management models. Most organizations will leverage a bridge between ICD-10 and ICD-9 as part of their implementation. It is unlikely that two bridges will be identical between organizations, introducing variation in expected results of submitted claims, eligibility requests, and so forth.

  • Data Discovery and auto-inventory
  • Terminology Mapping Services
  • Mapping / application service consolidation
  • Structured/unstructured data parsing

HITECH

The US healthcare industry faces challenging waters as significant reforms reshape the sector. On February 17, 2009 the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law by the federal government. Included in this law is $22 Billion of which $19.2 Billion is intended to be used to increase the use of EHR by physicians and hospitals. This portion of the bill is called the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, or the HITECH Act. The government firmly believes in the benefits of using electronic health records and is ready to invest federal resources to proliferate its use. Beginning January 2011, hospitals and physicians who achieve "meaningful use" of Certified EHR systems are eligible for system reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid. After 2015, healthcare providers also face substantial penalties for failing to achieve "meaningful use" of Certified EHR systems.

Over the next decade, near-universal adoption of Certified Electronic Health Records (EHR) by providers that is interoperable with local, state and/or regional health information networks is a critical first stage.

Datasys Consulting and Software Inc. can help your organization build and execute a customized plan and design monitoring programs that not only bring you to "meaningful user" status, but also enhance the quality of care for your patients. All while improving operations and reducing financial impact. our consultants have highly specialized expertise in healthcare IT, experienced with all leading systems and fluent with the very latest technology updates and best practices.