by Daniel J. Solove The new HIPAA-HITECH regulation is here. Officially titled “Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules,” this new regulation modifies HIPAA in accordance with the changes mandated by the HITECH Act of 2009. After years of waiting and many false alarms that the regulation was going to be […]
posted by Daniel J. Solove The final HIPAA-HITECH regulation is finally out! Clocking in at 563 pages long, the regulation, which is entitled “Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules” will be published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013. You can download the PDF of the pre-publication version here.
An increasing problem is caused when medical personnel post details about patients on their social media websites. From Daily News:
A new report by the Ponemon Institute reveals some startling statistics about data security in healthcare:
Marc Fisher, a Washington Post columnist, has a column in the Washington Post complaining about how privacy laws are getting in the way of the investigation into the background of the Virginia Tech Shooter. He writes:
Today’s Washington Post has an interesting story about how the privacy regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are not being enforced:
The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) of the DOJ has issued a highly suspect interpretation of the original HIPAA that seriously undermines the enforceability of HIPAA. Some background: In 1996, Congress Passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The Act, at 42 U.S.C. § 1320d-6, provided in part for the protection of medical privacy – […]