Final HITECH Rules Released

The long-awaited, much anticipated final rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act amendments to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) were released for public viewing January 17, 2013.¬† The Department of Health and Human Services has …

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OCR Releases Protocol for HITECH-Mandated Audits

OCR Releases Protocol for HITECH-Mandated Audits The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, requires HHS to periodically audit covered entities and business associates for compliance with applicable …

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New HIPAA Audit Program

Last month, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published details about its new HIPAA Privacy and Security Audit Program at its website.¬†This new HIPAA Audit Program is being established pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (in Section …

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