By Matt Fisher – With the holidays quickly receding, there was some time for reflection. When given that time (and honestly spurred to some degree by the HIPAA request for information), different issues about HIPAA wandered through my mind.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of December that we think deserve sharing again.
By Matt Fisher – The Office for Civil Rights is now seeking comments on whether certain aspects of the HIPAA privacy and security rules should be modified. The Request for Information is purely a solicitation of comments and ideas from the public on whether or how HIPAA could be modified.
By Matt Fisher – After a slow start to the year in terms of HIPAA settlement, the OCR is trying to finish the year with a bang. Since September 20, 2018, OCR has announced four different HIPAA settlements. The nature of the conduct underlying each settlement has varied widely.
On Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts we are dancing and celebrating the women in health IT. And what better way to hear what they have to say than check out our radio archives for some on-demand episodes.
It is day three of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts and we say Merci! to groups of three! Thank you to all our contributors and read the most read post of the year.
By Matt Fisher – Healthcare organizations are learning tough lessons that actions of employees can come back with serious consequences to the organization. When it comes to maintaining the privacy and security of patient data, no action comes without a consequence.
By Matt Fisher – Healthcare has become a hotbed for startups of all kinds from new provider models to insurance companies to health technology. No matter what area of healthcare is targeted by a startup, the desire is to proceed with innovation or disruption bolstered by a feeling that this idea will be the one to change healthcare.
By Matt Fisher – An interesting argument was posed in a recent post on databreaches[.]net about a lack of enforcement actions from the Office for Civil Rights against small or medium-sized healthcare entities that do not appropriately report breaches to either OCR and/or the individuals impacted.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of September that we think deserve sharing again.
By Matt Fisher – The threat and occurrence of data breaches receive frequent attention in the healthcare industry. It often feels as though a new breach (or more) is reported on an almost daily basis.
By Matt Fisher – The excuses for health information not freely flowing are numerous, but very often come back to alleged privacy concerns under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its associated regulations, or “HIPAA” as it is more often referred to.
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