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.
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.
Patient Access Playbook: Information blocking
The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) was signed into law on Dec. 13, 2016. Included within the law are provisions related to “information blocking.”
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