As practices and health care organizations become increasingly digitized, physicians must be aware of HIPAA’s Administrative Simplification provisions—and particularly the Privacy, Security and Breach Notification requirements—that protect the confidentiality of their patients’ medical information. Physicians need to understand these rules and participate in a formal compliance plan designed to ensure all the requirements are met, including state requirements that go above and beyond federal mandates.
Grayson Armstrong, MD, MPH, on telehealth and its future in eye care
AMA's Moving Medicine series features physician voices and achievements. Learn more in this discussion with Grayson Armstrong, MD, MPH about the future of eye care in telehealth.
Unintended consequences seen in proposed HIPAA privacy rule revision
Removing barriers to care coordination makes sense. But that shouldn’t be done at the expense of putting patients’ protected health information at risk.
4 reasons physicians should share their notes with patients
Doctors must share notes electronically with patients under new information-blocking rule. Learn why doing so can improve care.
May 7, 2021: National Advocacy Update
New program covering the cost of administering COVID-19 vaccines and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
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