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.
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AMA in the News: May 2021
Read media highlights mentioning the American Medical Association for May 2021.
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.
Vaccine credentials: How to make sure they’re done right
Show your app, get into the concert. That kind of idea has appeal, but the AMA says making it work means overcoming big concerns on privacy, inequity.
New information-blocking rules: What doctors should know
The federal regulation that took effect this month applies to physicians too. Learn with the AMA about how to comply with information-blocking rules.
How to protect privacy when integrating behavioral health care
Learn how physician practices can comply with privacy laws when sharing sensitive mental health information to meet their patients’ needs.
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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