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Off to a Fast Start

Posted in Data Breach, Federal Legislation, HIPAA, HITECH

In addition to the near-daily reports of more breaches, new laws and controversial workplace privacy issues, there have been 3 significant developments involving cyber and privacy already in 2013. 1. On January 17, 2013 the Department of Health and Human Services released its final “omnibus” rule in relation to HIPAA, effective March 26, 2013. The… Continue Reading

Healthcare Organizations still “under the weather” according to Ponemon’s Second Annual Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security

Posted in Cyber Breach, Damages, Data Breach, Federal Legislation, Health Records Privacy, Healthcare, HITECH, Physician, Uncategorized

Although Ponemon’s Second Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security has shown some improvement for health organizations the overall message is still bleak.  The second annual report examines changes from the past year that may have affected privacy and data protection in healthcare organizations.  It also looks as how well the healthcare organizations are… Continue Reading

HHS receives 433 comments regarding proposed “HIPAA Privacy Rule Accounting of Disclosures under HITECH”

Posted in Health Records Privacy, Physician, Privacy Legislation

On May 31, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted the “HIPAA Privacy Rule Accounting of Disclosures under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act” for comments.  Needless to say it is a hot topic, with 433 comments within the August 1 deadline. The proposed disclosure rule modifies the HIPAA’s… Continue Reading