By Art Gross -How do you identify the vaccinated from the non-vaccinated? A vaccination passport is a way of verifying that the user or carrier identified within it has been vaccinated – or not. Does it violate HIPAA? No.Read More
Health IT Security and Compliance
By Rita Bowen – Recently, I had the pleasure of presenting HIPAA Gets a Facelift: Are There Still Wrinkles with my colleague Angela Rose. During this webinar, we outlined the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which was published in the Federal Register on January 21 and is now open for comment until May 6, 2021.
By Devin Partida – The rise of internet-based health apps has made it easier than ever for patients to use their smartphones to share medical data with providers, receive test results digitally, and more. However, some concerned parties point out that the increased data access may not always align with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
By Matt Fisher – The information blocking regulations that are designed to promote individual access to records finally went into effect on Monday, April 5, 2021. The regulations were long delayed both in initial drafting and then implementation after finalization.
By Art Gross – Recently we covered the different ways that social media is playing a role in deploying healthcare messages. From patient experience to alerting the public about the pandemic, individuals and corporations are taking to the ‘digital airwaves’ of TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms to spread awareness and messaging.
By Dr. Heather Randall – After one year into its COVID Pandemic Response organizations work to maintain appropriate security and privacy safeguards in this new milieu, the stakes are higher for those companies that are obligated by the HIPAA Privacy and Safeguard Rules.
By Matt Fisher – A March 2021 decision by the Arizona Supreme Court recognized that obligations and requirements under HIPAA can be the standard of care underpinning a claim of negligence. The Arizona decision is only the most recent in a line of similar decisions by various states. However, what does it mean for HIPAA to act as the standard of care?
In response to the HIPAA Safe Harbor Law, enacted on January 5, 2021, EHNAC’s Lee Barrett outlines the ruling and its impact, as well as discusses the benefits for companies employing recognized security practices.
By Troy Ament – In line with their standard playbook, hackers never let a good opportunity go to waste. As the U.S. undertakes what is probably the largest and fastest vaccine rollout in its history, it’s already been challenged with issues along the supply chain.