§ 135D.1 Short title
§ 135D.2 Definitions
§ 135D.3 Iowa health information network — findings and intent.
§ 135D.4 Iowa health information network — principles — technical infrastructure requirements.
§ 135D.5 Designated entity — administration and governance.
§ 135D.6 Board of directors — composition — duties.
§ 135D.7 Legal and policy — liability — confidentiality.

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 135D

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • board: means the entity that governs and administers the Iowa health information network. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Care coordination: means the management of all aspects of a patient's care to improve health care quality. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the department of public health. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Designated entity: means the nonprofit corporation designated by the department through a competitive process as the entity responsible for administering and governing the Iowa health information network. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Exchange: means the authorized electronic sharing of health information between health care professionals, payors, consumers, public health agencies, the designated entity, the department, and other authorized participants utilizing the Iowa health information network and Iowa health information network services. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Health care professional: means a person who is licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by the law of this state to administer health care in the ordinary course of business or in the practice of a profession. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Health information: means health information as defined in Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Health information technology: means the application of information processing, involving both computer hardware and software, that deals with the storage, retrieval, sharing, and use of health care information, data, and knowledge for communication, decision making, quality, safety, and efficiency of clinical practice, and may include but is not limited to:
  • HIPAA: means the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Pub. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Hospital: means a licensed hospital as defined in section 135B. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Interoperability: means the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information or data in an accurate, effective, secure, and consistent manner and to use the information or data that has been exchanged and includes but is not limited to:
  • Iowa Medicaid enterprise: means the centralized medical assistance program infrastructure, based on a business enterprise model, and designed to foster collaboration among all program stakeholders by focusing on quality, integrity, and consistency. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • network: means the statewide health information technology network that is the sole statewide network for Iowa pursuant to this chapter. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Participant: means an authorized health care professional, payor, patient, health care organization, public health agency, or the department that has agreed to authorize, submit, access, or disclose health information through the Iowa health information network in accordance with this chapter and all applicable laws, rules, agreements, policies, and standards. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Patient: means a person who has received or is receiving health services from a health care professional. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Payor: means a person who makes payments for health services, including but not limited to an insurance company, self-insured employer, government program, individual, or other purchaser that makes such payments. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Protected health information: means protected health information as defined in Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Public health activities: means actions taken by a participant in its capacity as a public health authority under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or as required or permitted by other federal or state law. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Public health agency: means an entity that is governed by or contractually responsible to a local board of health or the department to provide services focused on the health status of population groups and their environments. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Record locator service: means the functionality of the Iowa health information network that queries data sources to locate and identify potential patient records. See Iowa Code 135D.2
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.