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Building the best HIPAA contingency plan

Building the best HIPAA contingency plan

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 31, 2018

As the plague of cyberattacks on health systems continues, HHS' Office for Civil Rights wants healthcare organizations to establish contingency plans to keep patient data secure.

Court: Yes, there is doctor-patient confidentiality

Court: Yes, there is doctor-patient confidentiality

By Associated Press  |  January 12, 2018

Connecticut's highest court ruled on an issue that most people may think is already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential and can be sued if they don't.

Confusion over HIPAA leads to violations

Confusion over HIPAA leads to violations

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  December 25, 2017

Providers struggling to understand the HIPAA privacy rule can unknowingly break it and risk exposing patient data.

Las Vegas hospitals must follow regular HIPAA privacy rule

Las Vegas hospitals must follow regular HIPAA privacy rule

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 02, 2017

The HIPAA privacy rule allows providers to disclose protected health information under certain circumstances, such as when public safety is threatened. But local hospitals will have to be careful, especially with so many requests for information from families, friends, and the media.

Care New England pays $400,000 for lack of current HIPAA agreement

By Joseph Conn  |  September 26, 2016

Four-hospital Care New England Health System, based in Providence, R.I., has agreed to pay $400,000 and write a corrective action plan after a federal investigation found it lacked an up-to-date business associate's agreement between it and one of its hospitals.

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