RFI HIPAA Privacy Rule
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RFI HIPAA Privacy Rule

On April 12th, the Office of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to seek comments regarding modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule ‘to support reproductive healthcare and privacy.’ Don’t let the misleading intentions lead you to believe this is a positive move for healthcare, much less for reproductive…

RFI HITECH
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RFI HITECH

On April 7, 2022, The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a request for information (RFI) seeking feedback on two requirements under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Recall that the HITECH Act was signed into law in 2009 to promote the adoption of electronic health records (EHR).  Parts of the HITECH Act addressed concerns…

Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule: HIPAA Update
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Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule: HIPAA Update

The proposed changes from the RFI issued December 2018 include: strengthening individuals’ right to access their own health information improving information sharing for care coordination and case management for individuals facilitating greater family and caregiver involvement enhancing flexibilites for disclsoures in emergency or threatening circumastances reducing administrative burdens on HIPAA covered entities HHS has extended…