The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released the highly anticipated final regulations implementing the privacy and security provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The regulations address: Final modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules mandated by the HITECH Act; Final rule adopting changes… Continue Reading
On November 26, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights released guidance on methods for de-identification of protected health information in keeping with the HIPAA Privacy Rule (as required under the HITECH Act). The guidance answers questions related to each of the permissible de-identification methods – the expert determination… Continue Reading
A new amendment to California’s security breach notification statute establishes specific content requirements for data breach notifications and imposes a new Attorney General notification requirement for breaches affecting more than 500 California residents.
On May 7, 2010, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance related to the HIPAA Security Rule’s risk analysis requirement.
Hogan & Hartson’s Marcy Wilder will be presenting on "HITECH’s Impact on Business Associate Agreements with Healthcare Providers: Complying With New HIPAA Requirements and Preparing for Touger Enforcement" in a CLE Teleconference on Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 1pm EDT. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) dramatically expands the scope and… Continue Reading