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.
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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Patient Access Playbook: Introduction
It is critical that practices help provide patients with their own health information, not only because it’s the law but also because it is the right thing to do.
Common HIPAA violations physicians should guard against
Since 2003, these five violations of patient privacy have been catching the attention of federal regulators who have been keeping an eye on physicians.
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