HIPAA privacy and security regulations have been around for almost 13 years. During the same period, new federal rules have evolved with provisions that paralleled, expanded on, or otherwise interacted with HIPAA.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights announced a final rule in January of 2013 that implements a number of provisions to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information. The final rule is an amendment to the original HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement rules.
This Special Report, written by D’Arcy Guerin Gue, author of The Guide to Medical Privacy & HIPAA from Thompson Publishing, covers the most important provisions: