House of Representatives Passes Privacy Law Updates Governing Opioid Abuse Treatment
Jun20

House of Representatives Passes Privacy Law Updates Governing Opioid Abuse Treatment

The House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that would enable the appropriate sharing of substance use disorder records by aligning 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA for purposes of treatment, payment, and operations.

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Data Sharing Benefits Outweigh Risks for Clinical Trial Participants

Despite mistrust in pharmaceutical companies and recent high-profile data breaches at hospitals and insurance companies, people who have participated in clinical trials overwhelmingly support the sharing of their data, a new study finds.

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Mobile Ads Target Individuals Seeking Healthcare Services

Smartphone users might notice that location-specific advertisements show up when they’ve traveled from one place to another—they may notice ads for services or spam emails for coupons.

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European Privacy Laws Impact American Companies, Providers

American companies—including healthcare providers—have been rushing to comply with the sweeping new privacy law enacted by the European Union that went into effect on May 25.

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Survey: Majority of Healthcare Workers Have Shared PHI Via Unsecured Methods

Eighty-seven percent of healthcare workers surveyed admitted to using non-secure email services to send sensitive information, according to the results of a new survey.

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US House Bill Would Ease Sharing of Substance Use Disorder Patient Information

The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a consideration and mark-up session on a bill this week that would allow providers and payers to more freely share the information of patients with substance use disorders.

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