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HIPAA Omnibus Rule Reference Chart

Posted in HIPAA/HITECH, Privacy Regulation

By Dianne J. Bourque, Kimberly J. Gold, Ellen L. Janos, Julie K. Lappas, James Sasso, Kate F. Stewart, and Stephanie D. Willis Mintz Levin is pleased to provide this section-by-section analysis of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. The chart lists provisions of the proposed privacy, security, and enforcement rules mandated by the Health Information Technology for… Continue Reading

Finally! HHS Office of Civil Rights Releases HIPAA Omnibus Rule With Sweeping Changes to Compliance Requirements and Enforcement

Posted in HIPAA/HITECH, Privacy Regulation

BY DIANNE J. BOURQUE AND STEPHANIE D. WILLIS The final regulations1 from Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) containing modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules (Omnibus Rule) have finally been released, but the hard work of interpreting them has just begun for covered entities, business associates, and downstream entities… Continue Reading

Breaking News – HITECH Omnibus Rule Published

Posted in HIPAA/HITECH, Privacy Regulation

After months of waiting, we have just learned that the HITECH regulations — otherwise known as the Omnibus Rule — have been published.   Our team has already started to dive in and we will be publishing detailed analyses both here and at our sister blog, Health Law & Policy Matters. Stay tuned for more -… Continue Reading

HHS Office of Civil Rights Director Speaks

Posted in HIPAA/HITECH, Privacy Regulation

Our colleagues over at the Mintz Health Law & Policy Matters blog have been attending this week’s HIPAA Security Conference and have posted an update here. Two big takeaways — Office of Civil Rights (the agency that enforces the HIPAA privacy and security standards) Director Leon Rodriguez says that HIPAA compliance expectations are higher than ever… Continue Reading

New Year’s Resolutions – Privacy & Security

Posted in 201 CMR 17.00, Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security, HIPAA/HITECH, Identity Theft, Privacy Regulation, Secure Traveling, Security

Since it’s traditionally the time for new beginnings and resolutions to clear away old habits, we’d like to pass on some tips for improving privacy and security in your operations — and in your own life —  in 2012. 1.   Be sure to secure. Many data breaches occur by leaving sensitive information lying around the… Continue Reading