While the healthcare industry plays “wait and see” as uncertainty looms with regard to the regulatory landscape ahead, the events of this past year offer a few hints as to what we might expect in 2017.
This post discusses a federal agency that may be unfamiliar to HIM professionals, and how it regulates healthcare providers.
As a decorated astronaut, Captain Mark Kelly understands the value of health data—though privacy with that data can be elusive. Not only is he okay with the fact that NASA physicians and researchers will be collecting his health information for the rest of his life, but he’s also agreed to participate in NASA’s cutting edge twin study with his brother and fellow astronaut Captain Scott Kelly.
2016 Convention: Privacy and Security Institute Presenters Discuss HIPAA, Enforcement Updates, Cybersecurity
AHIMA kicked off the 88th Annual Convention and Exhibit on Saturday with the Privacy and Security Institute—which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Additional guidance regarding various HITECH provisions will be forthcoming from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the year ahead, according to Deven McGraw, Esq., OCR’s deputy director of health information privacy, who spoke during the second day of AHIMA’s Privacy and Security Institute.