Bill Summary for H 618 (2017-2018)

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Apr 6 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 618 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 5, 2017
AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ENSURE THAT THE ELECTRONIC SOFTWARE SYSTEMS USED BY ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS MEET NATIONALLY ACCEPTED STANDARDS OF INTEROPERABILITY FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS.
Intro. by Stone, Dobson, Murphy.

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Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), by December 31, 2019, to ensure that each of its existing electronic software systems that contains health data and requires the input of data from its service providers, including five specified systems, are fully interoperable, able to exchange data, and able to interpret shared data in accordance with nationally accepted standards for electronic health records. Requires DHHS, in acquiring any new electronic software system that will include health data and require the input of data from any of its service providers, to ensure that such system at the time of purchase and implementation is fully interoperable, able to exchange data, and able to interpret shared data in accordance with nationally accepted standards for electronic health records.

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