The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a potentially precedent-setting case concerning a privacy breach that exposed the information of 1.1 million CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield subscribers in 2014.
Timothy Noonan replaces Iliana Peters as the acting deputy director for health information privacy for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil rights on January 29.
A recent ranswomware attack on Allscripts, a leading health IT and EHR vendor, resulted in chaos for hundreds of providers as well as a class action lawsuit, according to court filings.
The VA has proposed changing a VA-specific patient privacy rule to allow the release of patient records to eligible community providers and HIEs without a hard copy of a patient’s written authorization.
Kathryn Marchesini has been named the new chief privacy officer at ONC.