Proposed Mass HIway Regulations
On Friday, November 4, 2016 the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) posted a newly proposed regulation specific to health information technology and the state-sponsored Health Information Exchange, the Mass HIway. The proposed regulation covers policy and procedures that affect use of the Mass HIway and the required adoption of interoperable electronic health records.
The main purpose of the regulation is to define the entities and individuals who are required to connect to the Mass HIway and establish the timeline in which they are required to connect. It further describes the penalties for noncompliance and a mechanism for patients to opt-in or opt-out of the Mass HIway.
View the Proposed Regulation here.
The proposed regulation, along with other information, is posted on the HHS Public Hearings and Public Notices Website. The next steps are:
For more info regarding the Mass HIway, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.