January 2016

1.  Encrypt! Admittedly, this lesson should have been learned quite some time ago. In 2014, one-third of Office of Civil Rights’ (OCR) resolution agreements were related to the improper disclosure of protected health information (PHI) due to the theft of an electronic portable device.  In 2015, half of OCR’s case resolution agreements involved the theft of portable devices.  W ...

Categories: HIPAA, Risk Management

On January 4th, President Obama released a series of executive actions to reduce gun violence, including a final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services.  This final rule amends HIPAA’s Privacy Rule to “remove unnecessary legal barriers preventing States from reporting relevant information about people prohibited from possessing a gun for specific mental health ...

Categories: PRMS Blog, HIPAA

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