Category Archives: HIPAA

HIPAA-HITECH Act Data Breach Audit

The Final Rule on HIPAA-HITECH Act released by HHS after a prolonged public discussion makes some changes in the way the Data Breach notification needs to be handled by Covered Entities and Business Associates. The key points of the Final … Continue reading

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HIPAA Final Rule 2013-Data Breach Notification

Data Breach Notification (DBN) has been one of the most contentious issues of HIPAA regulations. Presently breach of unsecured protected information either at the Covered Entity or at the Business Associate entity needs to be reported to the affected individuals, … Continue reading

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HIPAA Final Rule 2013-Definitions

The HIPAA final rule 2013 made effective from March 26, 2013 makes a few important changes in the definitions. Firstly, the definition of “Business Associate” has been expanded to include “Patient Safety Organizations”.  Hence Health Information Organizations (HIO), E-Prescribing Gateways, and … Continue reading

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HIPAA Final Rule 2013-Background

HIPAA Privacy and Security rules are covered under 1. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, (45 CFR Part 160 and Subparts A and E of Part 164,) 2. The HIPAA Security Rule,( 45 CFR Part 160 and Subparts A and C of Part … Continue reading

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HIPAA Final Rules 2013- An Omnibus Rule

The HIPAA Final Rules announced with effect from 26th March 2012 comprises of four final rules. Hence it is being referred as the “Omnibus Final Rule”. They are, 1.Final Modifications with improvements to the proposed rule of July 14, 2010 … Continue reading

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Privacy Rule under HIPAA-HITECH Act expanded

HHS, the department of Health and Human Resources has revised the Privacy and Secuirty Rule and broadened its reach particularly for the Business Associates. Since many Indian entities work as Business Associates of HIPAA covered entities this development is of … Continue reading

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