A federal advisory panel will recommend that the Department of Health and Human Services take an incremental approach to implementing a revised HIPAA accounting of disclosures rule. Find out about tentative plans for fine-tuning the rule.
HIPAA compliance training can play a critical role in preventing data breaches. Learn why a medical billing company switched to a cloud-based approach to improve training accountability, efficiency and documentation.
Covered entities are finding it difficult to comply with a HIPAA Omnibus requirement to accommodate patients who pay cash and don't want their treatment information disclosed to insurers, says Jeff Cobb, CISO at Capella Healthcare.
The settlement of a class action lawsuit against AvMed, a health plan company, stemming from a 2009 data breach, is significant because it awards payments to those who were not victims of identity theft.
The HIPAA Omnibus enforcement date has come and gone. What areas have covered entities overlooked, and what must they address as top priorities? David Finn of Symantec shares insight.
It's time for healthcare organizations to ensure they have done what they already should be doing, says Finn, health information...
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule is creating new risks for venture capitalists and private equity firms that invest in companies that qualify as business associates. How are these investors dealing with the challenge?
An audit protocol from federal regulators is a useful tool for covered entities and business associates that are conducting a risk analysis and beefing up HIPAA compliance efforts, says security expert Bill Miaoulis.
In recent weeks, Google and Amazon have quietly begun offering standardized business associate agreements to healthcare clients using certain cloud services. Security experts say the move is significant.