The Privacy and Security of Non-Traditional Occupational Health Services

Following up on April’s Practice brief, this article takes a look at the privacy and security responsibilities of non-traditional occupational health services.

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Guidelines for a Compliant Business Associate Agreement

A new Practice Brief details guidelines for a compliant business association agreement under the final Omnibus Rule published in January 2013.

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Security Risk Analysis: Updated Brief Available

The newly revised practice brief “Security Risk Analysis and Management: An Overview (Updated)” is available in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Tom Walsh, CISSP, author of the update, notes that the healthcare industry is showing a renewed interest in risk analysis as a result of the meaningful use program. “Conducting a risk analysis has been a requirement for healthcare organizations since the final HIPAA security rule was released in...

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More Updated Practice Briefs

AHIMA updated and posted several practice briefs to the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Check out the following updated practice briefs: “The RFP Process for EHR Systems (Updated)” guides organizations through the selection process, assisting providers as they issue requests for information or requests for proposal for EHRs or component systems. It is to be used in conjunction with the accompanying RFI/RFP Template. “Preemption of the HIPAA...

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Updated Practice Briefs Available

AHIMA recently updated several of its practice briefs, which are available online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Check out the following updated practice briefs: “Managing the POA Reporting Process (Updated)” provides an overview of the POA indicator and a checklist to help organizations manage compliance with POA reporting requirements. It replaces the November 2007 practice brief “Planning for Present on Admission.” “Developing a...

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