Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Single Source Location for HIPAA & HIT Information

/PRNewswire/ -- Several nationally recognized healthcare experts have joined forces to create, a single-source resource site where visitors will find access to HIPAA regulations, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) updates, and practical guidance on what to do to meet new regulations.

"Most of our readers are seeking help on ARRA's requirement that Business Associates become covered entities, effective February 20, 2010," says Edward D. Jones, III, founding partner of and leading authority on healthcare, insurance, electronic remittance/payments, and electronic health record (EHR) issues. Jones also was a founding commissioner of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and served as the Chair of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).

While serves as a single-source search site, the founders are clear about not offering legal advice. "We refer these inquiries to our health law partners, many of whom will soon be listed on our site," says David Cargile, co-founder of Cargile is CEO of Cargile Consulting, Inc. and previously served as the CEO of the Centris Group, U.S. Benefits, and USF Reinsurance Company and Reinsurance Facilities Corporation.

" is the go-to resource for all information and services related to privacy laws and policies. [] has expanded to guide health systems and providers in benefiting from the new Health Information Technology stimulus dollars. is now a great source for both privacy and HIT," says Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, Vice President of Primary Care at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA.

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