Information Release to Patient Families and Caregivers: What Does HITECH/HIPAA Actually Say?
Jul01

Information Release to Patient Families and Caregivers: What Does HITECH/HIPAA Actually Say?

While HIPAA has clear guidelines about who can and cannot receive information, it is not a one-size-fits-all regulation since it designates much of the decision making to the covered entity’s “professional judgement.”

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Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches
Feb01

Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches

This three-part article series takes a look at changes to the business associate relationship required by the HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule and provides guidance on how to avoid breaches.

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Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches: Rule Changes Overview

This three-part article series takes a look at changes to the business associate relationship required by the HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule and provides guidance on how to avoid breaches.

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Shining a New Light on Patient Engagement

Switch the lens and look at the patient in a new light. That was the key message delivered by Kim Murphy-Abdouch, RHIA, MPH, FACHE, clinical assistant professor at Texas State University, in her Monday presentation “Patient Access to Personal Health Information: Regulation vs. Reality.”

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Preparation Tips for OCR Privacy, Security Audits

Follow the news and get insights from AHIMA’s 85th annual Convention and Exhibit being held October 26-30 in Atlanta, GA. For a complete list of event coverage on the Journal of AHIMA website, click here.

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