The California Consumer Privacy Act, much like the EU's GDPR, gives consumers new rights related to their personal data. Healthcare organizations now need to figure out how the law applies to them.
The House passed two hospital-backed opioid bills to loosen the Medicaid funding restrictions on residential facilities for opioid addicts and to allow providers to share patient medical history that shows addiction.
In any industry, there is an ongoing overlap of technologies and operational methods. Modern healthcare organizations know this as well as anyone, experiencing it almost daily with the rapid changes to regulatory guidelines such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), care...
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.
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.
Providers struggling to understand the HIPAA privacy rule can unknowingly break it and risk exposing patient data.
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.
The not-for-profit system violated HIPAA by using a patient's name in a September 2015 news release about an incident involving an allegedly fraudulent ID card.
Children's Medical Center of Dallas will pay a $3.2 million settlement—the sixth-largest in history—for failing to comply with HIPAA. This settlement is the first since President Donald Trump took office last month.
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Cigna will drop a policy that required physicians to fill out extra paperwork before they could treat patients for opioid addiction.
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.