Health and care information technology (HIT) is a rapidly growing field that’s reshaping health care, and in 2017 the technology is changing how we communicate health and safety, from personal care and travel to workplace safety.
HIT is an emerging and rapidly growing industry with many potential uses, but as the market matures, the regulatory landscape is still evolving.
Here’s what you need know to be prepared.
The most important changes in HIT regulations: HITs are now regulated under the Health Care Information Technology Act (HCTIA) and the Workplace Health and Safety Act (WHSSA).
HITs, in addition to other information technology services such as health insurance, can be provided by an individual, a corporation or a nonprofit organization.
HITs include: Health data, including health information about patients, their care and medical histories, and their conditions;