An advisory panel is outlining how to address privacy and security issues involved in the exchange of patient information among healthcare providers using the query and response method. How will the recommendations be put to use?
The federal HIPAA compliance audit program won't resume until this fall at the soonest, says Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights. She describes specific steps that organizations can take to prepare.
Complying with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule requires a task force approach, says John Pritchard, information security manager at St. Charles Health System. Find out why Pritchard believes the rule eliminates ambiguities.
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.