NQF updates quality data model, style guide; NY to tighten oversight of online prescription drug;

> The National Quality Forum has proposed an update to its Quality Data Model and an accompanying "style guide" for stakeholders who develop quality measures to help get patient quality data into EHR systems in a measurable, comparable form, according to SearchHealthIT. Article

> New York State officials say they have reached a deal on legislation to establish tighter online oversight of prescription drugs to help curb the black market propelled by painkiller addictions and doctor shopping, The New York Times reported. Article

> The Office for Civil Rights has released a new HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) enforcement training material, according to the HIPAA Update blog. Although developed for state attorneys general, the material could be useful for those involved with HIPAA privacy and security compliance. It includes information about investigating, identifying and prosecuting potential violations, for example. Post

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