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avatar Will HIPAA Let You Report a Suspected Ebola Case to Public Health Officials? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

If you encounter a patient that you suspect may have ebola, do you want to waste time wading through the HIPAA Privacy Rule to figure .. read more

avatar Review: AHIMA Posts Excellent Article on Appropriate Use of Copy and Paste Functionality in EHRs: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

You may wonder what copying and pasting has to do with HIPAA. Actually, the copy and paste functionality is an issue that certainly does have .. read more

avatar Next Stage of DHHS Audits Coming: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has not yet published an audit protocol for this year’s Phase .. read more

avatar New HIPAA Complaint Official Job Description Now Available on Premium Member Section of Veterans Press: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Have you appointed a HIPAA complaint official yet? Section 164.530(a)(1)(ii) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) privacy regulations requires covered entities to .. read more

avatar HIPAA Compliant Shredding? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

A long-time client for whom I have performed HIPAA consulting services recently asked me whether HIPAA had any rules for HIPAA compliant shredding. Short answer: .. read more

avatar DHHS Issues Final Rule Regarding Patient Right to Lab Results: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Yesterday, three agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) jointly issued the final rule to give patients (or persons designated by the .. read more

avatar OIG Slams DHHS Again for Not Enforcing HIPAA Adequately! HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

On November 21, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) issued another scathing report about the DHHS .. read more

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