The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Final Rule on July 28, 2009. A PDF version of the Federal Register is available from Health Monitoring Systems website. –kjh
The Website HIPAA Survival Guide (aka HITECH Survival Guide) has resources for HIPAA compliance. One nice posting includes a readable version of the final rule. Digging through the Federal Register for the language is challenging. This page presents the information in a nicely outline manner. — kjh
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have posted materials for states giving direction regarding what is necessary for meaningful use. This information is not specific to public health, but it provides insight into the overall requirements. Here is an article from their website that gives an introduction. — kjh
In recent weeks, Health Monitoring Systems has been fielding a lot of questions regarding meaningful use from both hospitals and public health departments. And, we have been doing a lot of digging, too. While we aren’t the experts, we thought it would be useful to share the information we have and our views.