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HIPAA Musings: Random Thoughts on Privacy and Security
With the holidays quickly receding, there was some time for reflection. When given that time (and honestly spurred to some degree by the HIPAA request for information), different issues about HIPAA wandered through my mind. With so many issues to ponder, and taking a page Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy and his picked up pieces columns, here are various musings about HIPAA: Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
HIPAA: Open Season for Comments
The Office for Civil Rights is now seeking comments on whether certain aspects of the HIPAA privacy and security rules should be modified. The Request for Information is purely a solicitation of comments and ideas from the public on whether or how HIPAA could be modified. That being said, the request is not without any parameters. The request focuses on soliciting comments in five primary categories: Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
Picking Up the Pace: More HIPAA Settlements
After a slow start to the year in terms of HIPAA settlement, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is trying to finish the year with a bang. Since September 20, 2018, OCR has announced four different HIPAA settlements. The nature of the conduct underlying each settlement has varied widely. As such, it remains difficult to determine what facts or circumstances will most interest OCR in pursuing an issue for the imposition of a penalty. Continue reading on HITECH Answers.
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