Definition Thursday: Data Use Agreement (DUA)


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Data Use Agreement (DUA):

HIPAA Regulation states that a health care entity may use or disclose a “limited data set” if that entity obtains a data use agreement from the recipient of the data. Released data can be used only for research, public health or health care operations. DUAs must specify who is permitted to use or receive the limited data set and must require that appropriates security safeguards be used.

Finding the appropriate electronic medical record (EMR) software for your practice can be a daunting task. There are literally hundreds of choices available and many factors to consider. The quality and work flow of your practice depend on your making the right selection, as does your ability to collect payments from the U.S. government. To make matters worse, most information sources out there utilize a myriad of abbreviations and acronyms further complicating the process and causing frustration. To help minimize this, each Thursday Blog will publish a relevant abbreviation or acronym you will come across during your EMR software search!

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