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.
April 23, 2021: Advocacy Update spotlight on strong privacy guardrails needed for vaccine credentials
Strong privacy guardrails are needed for vaccine credentials in this week's Advocacy Update spotlight.
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.
Feb. 26, 2021: National Advocacy Update
AMA urges Biden Administration to include physician offices in COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plans and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
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