the federal government is reaching out to HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates to offer federal resources to combat and prevent attacks.
OCR to Issue Draft Rule on Monetary Compensation to Breach Victims; Guidance on Texting and Social Media
Federal health privacy officials say that a draft law on financial compensation for individuals whose privacy has been breached will be coming down the pike by the end of the year.
With on-site HIPAA audits by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights slated to start this year, both covered entities and their business associates need to be prepared.
ONC has launched a contest to build a simple, online Model Privacy Notice generator that mHealth and other digital health technology developers can use in their products.
If it seems like news reports about hacking and ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations are on an uptick. The infamous Department of Health and Human Service’s “wall of shame” confirms this trend.
OCR Releases Guidance for HIPAA-Covered Entities to Follow FTC Regulations When Sharing Patient Data
HIPAA-covered entities that share consumer health information also need to comply with regulations under the FTC Act when sharing information for commercial, non-treatment-related purposes, according to newly released guidance OCR.