VA Nurse Whistleblower Fights Disciplinary Action for Using Patient Information

A Veterans Administration nurse who reported neglectful care at her facility to her lawyer says she was put on suspension and demoted for violating patient privacy protocols. Recent HITECH-HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule protections for healthcare whistleblowers, however, could strengthen the nurse’s defense.

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ONC Hold NPP Design Contest

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is holding a contest to help make digital versions of Notices of Privacy Practices more accessible and easily understood for consumers.

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Video: HITECH-HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule FAQs

A quick recap of two of the most frequently asked questions about the final rule—help for dealing with decedent information and requests for restrictions.

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Avoiding Liability for Business Associates’ Breaches
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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: Adjustments and Ongoing Strategies

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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