A Congressman is citing the recent theft of an unencrypted laptop containing health information on 616 veterans as evidence that the Department of Veterans Affairs is not doing enough to protect information.
All healthcare organizations should create a detailed plan for meeting the requirements of the HITECH breach notification rule, says attorney Gerry Hinkley.
In an interview, Hinkley describes key steps hospitals, clinics and other should take, including:
Designating someone, such as the HIPAA privacy officer, to...
Before healthcare organizations can prepare to comply with the HITECH breach notification rule, they must understand its complex details. In an exclusive interview, attorney Deven McGraw sorts through the major provisions in laymen's terms.
She provides detailed guidance on:
The definition of the term...