Judgment and OCR determination emphasize the importance of implementing a risk management plan to mitigate identified risks and to implement equivalent protections for non-required HIPAA Security Rule standards.
SAMHSA issues new rule with stricter privacy safeguards to protect individuals with substance use disorders from discrimination and misuse of records.
The NY Attorney General’s Health Care Bureau entered into settlements with three mobile health application developers this past week.
The Joint Commission clarified that the use of text messages for patient care orders is not acceptable.
New guidance clarifies HIPAA issues when covered entities and business associates send ePHI into the “cloud.”
OCR recently issued guidance addressing business associates’ actions regarding a covered entity’s continued access to protected health information maintained by a business associate.