The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the Biden-Harris Administration appointments. The appointments represent both an experienced and diverse team committed to President Biden’s mission to end the COVID-19 pandemic, expand affordable health care and reduce costs, and advance equity.Read More
By Art Gross – This week in HIPAA news we are shining a light on two rules that display the spectrum of ‘bending’ from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. The first, showing flexibility, announced that penalties with regard to HIPAA, as it pertains to the COVID-19 vaccination…
We’ve rounded up some of the latest news and announcements pertaining to the coronavirus and the healthcare industry.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced the launch of the Synthetic Health Data Challenge. Synthetic health data is realistic (but not real) health record data that contains a complete medical history from birth to death.
By Art Gross – The office for Civil Rights gathered information at the end of 2020 that is important for any covered entity or business associate that operates under HIPAA guidelines. Summarized in the U.S. Health and Human Service HIPAA Audits Industry Report, this data should be regarded as a useful tool for any business that deals with HIPAA, and one that they can learn from.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acting through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced a series of investments to help increase data sharing between health information exchanges and immunization information systems.
HHS and its agencies share their annual reports and 2020 year in reviews. Like everything in healthcare in 2020, COVID took center stage, but agencies did continue their missions and initiatives.
The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its 2016-2017 HIPAA Audits Industry Report that reviewed selected health care entities and business associates for compliance with certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.
The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of HHS issued guidance on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 permits covered entities and their business associates to use HIEs to disclose protected health information for the public health activities of a public health authority.