Datica Academy

HIPAA is complicated, but easily learned. The Datica HIPAA and Interoperability Academy walks you through the intricacies of HIPAA, HL7, and FHIR—from the highest concepts to the deepest details.

May 23, 2018

MACRA and MIPS Explanation

There's confusion around the MACRA, MIPs, and APMs goals. It begs the question, Is Meaningful Use dead? Learn the MIPS APM and MACRA acronyms and more.

Kris Gösser

Former Chief Marketing Officer

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May 17, 2018

The FHIR Resource Object: The Core Building Block

To understand FHIR, you must understand the FHIR Resource Object. This entry will help explain its origins and intent with links to help.

Mark Olschesky

Chief Data Officer

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May 17, 2018

Recommended FHIR API Implementation Principles

The FHIR standard is based on API routes but what should the API route look like? Learn general design principles and guidelines to build RESTful APIs.

Mark Olschesky

Chief Data Officer

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May 16, 2018

Introduction to FHIR

The FHIR acronym stands for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources. FHIR is a new open sourced interoperability standard of the HL7 organization.

Mark Olschesky

Chief Data Officer

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May 10, 2018

What is HITRUST?

HITRUST certification by the HITRUST Alliance enables vendors and covered entities to prove HIPAA compliance based on a standardized framework.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

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April 19, 2018

What is Protected Health Information (PHI)?

The acronym PHI stands for Protected Health Information. An individual's PHI is data on health status, provision of health care, or payment for health.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

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April 19, 2018

Proving HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA attestation is everywhere but are they really compliant? Companies can self-attest to HIPAA compliance because there are no HIPAA certifications.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

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April 16, 2018

Why HIPAA is not PCI

This post discusses HIPAA and different types of hosted infrastructure options, answering the question of why HIPAA is not PCI.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

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April 11, 2018

HIPAA and Data Breaches

Understanding the HIPAA breach policy and having a breach notification checklist can prepare you in case of unauthorized disclosure of ePHI.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

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April 10, 2018

Business Associate Agreements

With ePHI access, business associates are required to sign a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA). Learn more about business associate agreements here.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

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April 4, 2018

How to integrate with Epic (or any EHR)

Lets walk through the names, players and timelines for delivering your first HL7 Epic integration or any other EHR integration like Cerner or Allscripts.

Mark Olschesky

Chief Data Officer

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March 27, 2018

HL7 101 - A primer

HL7 is a healthcare industry standard for messaging between applications, for example from EHR to PMS. Learn HL7 basics, including HL7 v2 and v3.

Mohan Balachandran

Co-Founder

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March 21, 2018

HIPAA 101 A primer

The HIPAA acronym stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This HIPAA primer covers HIPAA 101 basics, meaning, entitities, etc.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

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March 15, 2018

HL7 202 - The HL7 ACK (Acknowledgement message)

The HL7 acknowledgement message, HL7 ACK, is critical for smooth, ongoing HL7 communication. Learn the nuances of HL7 ACK messages, segments, and codes.

Mohan Balachandran

Co-Founder

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March 14, 2018

HL7 102 - Anatomy of an HL7 message

This deep dive explains HL7 message types, message structure, message segments, codes, fields and the complete anatomy of an HL7 message.

Mohan Balachandran

Co-Founder

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February 8, 2018

What is GxP?

GxP stands for "Good Practice" and is a set of operational controls for Life Sciences organizations working within the confines of the FDA. Learn more about GxP compliance.

Kris Gösser

Former Chief Marketing Officer

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February 8, 2018

GxP and Business Associates: Does it exist like HIPAA?

GxP does not have the concept or BAAs or contracts that outline risk like HIPAA does. There is no concept of inheritance or chaining liability. Learn more here.

Kris Gösser

Former Chief Marketing Officer

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February 6, 2018

The HIPAA Privacy Rule

The HIPAA Privacy Rule is important to understand because it explains the types of data, covered entities, and uses of data HIPAA is concerned about.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

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January 31, 2018

API Quality Matters

The recent announcement by AthenaHealth that their APIs had been called one billion times serves as both a milestone for the use of APIs in healthcare and a reminder that API quality is as important as quantity.

Dave Levin, MD

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer

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January 18, 2018

GDPR Fines and Penalties

GDPR compliance is an imperative starting May, 2018 for companies who work with data on EU citizens. Understand the fines and penalties in Article 83.

Travis Good, MD

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

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