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URAC Releases Revised HIPAA Privacy and Security Standards

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Revised Standards Exceed Regulatory Requirements; Protects Patients and Facilitates Communication Through the Washington, D.C. – February 21, 2011 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, has released revisions to its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Standards.  These revisions are based upon the privacy provisions in the American […]

Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, Named URAC’s Vice President, Research and Measurement

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Washington, D.C. – February 16, 2011 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, today announced the appointment of Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, as Vice President, Research and Measurement. In this role, Dr. Farquhar will be responsible for the development and implementation of URAC’s performance measures. Further, she will shape URAC’s measurement strategy, develop […]

URAC Announces Call for Entries for the 2011 Best Practices Awards in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

URAC Announces Call for Entries for the 2011 Best Practices Awards in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Submissions Accepted at https://www.urac.org/12thAnnualSummit/bpa.asp Washington, D.C. – January 6, 2011 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, has issued a call for entries for its 2011 Best Practices Awards in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection to honor and highlight organizations that are setting the standard […]

URAC Releases Revised Independent Review Organization Standards

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Revised Standards Meet Needs From Health Care Reform Changes Washington, D.C. – December 30, 2010 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, has released revisions to its industry-only Independent Review Organization (IRO) Standards, v5.0.  These revisions are part of URAC’s commitment to regular comprehensive review of its standards and keeping pace with […]

New URAC Program to Guide Practices as They Transform Themselves into Patient Centered Medical Homes Now Available

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

New URAC Program to Guide Practices as They Transform Themselves into s Now Available PCMH Program Toolkit and Informational Resources Available at https://www.urac.org/healthcare/prog_accred_pchch_toolkit.aspx Washington, DC – December 29, 2010 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, announces the release of its Patient Centered Health Care Home Program Toolkit.  This new program provides an […]

URAC Releases Revised Standards In Three of Its Industry-Leading Pharmacy Quality Management® Accreditation Programs

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

URAC Releases Revised Standards In Three of Its Industry-Leading Pharmacy Quality Management® Accreditation Programs Revised Standards and New Performance Measures Provide Greater Transparency; URAC Continues to Lead Industry in Pharmacy Accreditation Washington, D.C. – December 21, 2010 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, has released revisions to three products within its […]

Six Innovative Practices Recognized for Changing the Face of Health Care

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Six Innovative Practices Recognized for Changing the Face of Health Care URAC and GKEN Announce Winners of Their 2010 International Health Promotion Awards Rome, Italy and Washington, D.C. – December 7, 2010 – The winners of the inaugural International Health Promotion Awards ( www.aihpa.org ) were announced today, honoring six programs that showed innovation and success […]

URAC Names 2010 Health Care Stars! Award Winners at Annual Quality Summit and Awards Program

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

URAC Names 2010 Health Care Stars! Award Winners at Annual Quality Summit and Awards Program Health Care Professionals Named for Consumer Empowerment and Protection Work Washington, DC – October 13, 2010 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation organization, recognized its 2010 HealthCare Stars! Awards winners. Honored this year were Michael Testa, CPhT, Deborah Weaver, […]

URAC Announces Winners of the 2010 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Protection and Empowerment Awards

Friday, October 8th, 2010

URAC Announces Winners of the 2010 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Protection and Empowerment Awards Awards Recognize Innovative Health Programs That Benefit Consumers Washington, DC – October 8, 2010 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation organization, announced the winners of its Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Protection and Empowerment Awards. The honorees […]

October 14 Deadline for Public Comment on URAC Patient Centered Medical Home Program

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

October 14 Deadline for Public Comment on URAC Patient Centered Health Care Home Program Public Input Sought at https://www.urac.org/publiccomment/ Washington, D.C. – September 30, 2010 – URAC’s call for public comment on the second set of toolkits for its new (PCMH) Program closes on October 14, 2010.  The program, comprised of an integrated series of three […]

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