Health data breaches involving the loss or theft of unencrypted computing devices are a persistent problem, according to the most recent federal statistics. A security expert offers insights and advice.
With the HIPAA Omnibus Rule taking effect on March 26, the clock is running for covered entities and business associates to meet the Sept. 23 compliance date. Experts offer four tips for staying on track.
The Department of Health and Human Services conducts three types of audits or investigations involving privacy and security issues. But preparing for any of these inquiries requires similar steps, experts say.
How are business associates affected by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule? Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights outlines the relevant provisions and offers compliance advice to covered entities and their partners.
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule could play an important role in improving the security of medical devices that store patient data, says an official with the agency that enforces HIPAA. Find out what part the rule could play.
Patient portals can fulfill some regulatory requirements related to providing individuals with electronic access to their medical records. But privacy and security concerns must be addressed, two experts say.
As a result of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, which broadens the number of organizations that must meet privacy and security requirements, demand for infosec pros in healthcare is higher than ever. Where is the greatest need?
Security and IT leaders, including John Halamka, are calling attention to the difficulty of complying with a HIPAA Omnibus provision about not passing along certain patient information to insurers. What are their concerns?
Several consumer advocates say they're pleased that the HIPAA Omnibus Rule strengthens patient privacy protections and helps ensure patients can obtain their records. Learn about what they like - and dislike - in the rule.
Privacy and security leaders, including John Houston at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, are evaluating the changes needed to comply with the HIPAA omnibus final rule. Find out what's on their to-do lists.
The new omnibus rule makes it clear that business associates must comply with HIPAA. And the latest additions to the federal health data breach tally put a spotlight on why some BAs need to improve patient data protection.