By Matt Fisher – The drumbeat of settlements from the Office for Civil Rights around the individual right of access continues. The most recent settlement offers a different reminder than the previous settlements. This time, the settlement impacted a health insurance company.Read More
By Matt Fisher – The increasing polarization of views around different forms of healthcare is placing the privacy of healthcare information in the spotlight. References to HIPAA are littered across social media, regardless of whether the use is accurate or not.
By Matt Fisher – Generative AI and large language models continue to garner a lot of press, attention, and investment in healthcare. The promise is that such tools will free up a lot of time by offloading some tasks or potentially filling roles that remain empty at this point in time.
By Matt Fisher – At the end of June 2023, the HHS Office for the Inspector General announced the finalization of the first civil monetary penalties for failing to comply with information blocking requirements. Will the possibility of enforcement make a difference though?
By Matt Fisher – Snooping into medical records is a long established privacy concern. It is one of the classic examples of how a data breach can occur because it trades on an individual’s natural curiosity that must be contained. Despite snooping being a widely known concern, it still occurs.
By Matt Fisher – Social media and healthcare can be a productive combination, but not when patient information is involved. The power and reach of social media are nothing new, nor is the concern about the ready ability to spread misinformation.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of May that we think deserve sharing again.
By Matt Fisher – The scope of actual and proposed privacy regulators, laws, requirements, processes, and more keep expanding. The expansion is occurring at both the federal and state level resulting in an ever-increasing patchwork of requirements for organizations to be aware of and comply with.
By Matt Fisher – The Office for Civil Rights continues its focus on compliance with the right of access under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The latest settlement represents the 44th instance since OCR announced the first right of access settlement in 2019.