Federal regulators are seeking advice and insights as they prepare to tackle the tough challenge of writing a rule enabling patients to receive an accounting of who has viewed their electronic health records.
Healthcare organizations should take steps to prevent financial identity theft regardless of whether the Federal Trade Commission actually follows through with plans to enforce its Red Flags Rule on June 1, security experts advise.
HIPAA enforcement was the top news story in April. Listen to this audio for an overview of the month's top news items, including:
HIPAA Audits Inching Closer to Reality
CIO John Glaser: Encryption a Priority
When Will PHR Rules be Ready?
A review of this week's top news items, including:
Red Flags: Preventing ID Theft
Breach List to Name Solo Practices
HIPAA Violation Leads to Prison Term
After listening to this overview, be sure to check out all of the week's news and views at HealthcareInfoSecurity.com
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.
Federal regulators soon will fix one of the problems with the official tally of major healthcare breaches. The Office for Civil Rights within the Department of Health and Human Services will begin naming the names of solo practitioners that have major breaches, rather than listing them only as "private practice." And...