On May 13th, the Office of the Governor announced several direct appointments to the New Jersey Health Information Technology (NJ-HIT) Commission, and I am extremely pleased to pass along that I have been appointed to the attorney seat on the Commission.  I look forward to bringing my experience and enthusiasm to the table, and contributing to the success of the Commission’s goals.

The NJ-HIT

Last week, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) added a new data section on its Compliance and Enforcement Web Site.  The new section can be viewed at www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/enforcement/data.html.  The public can now access enhanced information about several aspects of OCR’s enforcement program, including:

  • Charts showing state-specific case investigation results;
  • Calendar-year enforcement-results graphs and charts;
  • Calendar-year graph showing

In general, HIPAA requires a written authorization from an individual before a health care provider can make a communication about a product or service that encourages recipients of the communication to purchase or use the product or service.  However, certain mailings and communications with individuals are permissible without having to obtain prior written authorization because they

***Interested parties must register with TESC in order to attend ****

When:    Monday August 6, 2007 from 9:00-12:00.    

Where:   Thomas Edison State College, Prudence Hall, 101 West State Street, Trenton, NJ  

Topic:     NJ RHIO Discussion Forum to share findings, conclusions and recommendations based upon information collected regarding the level of interest in a statewide health