Key Elements of the New “Omnibus” HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations

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On January 18, 2013, nearly four years after the passage of the HITECH Act and its amendments to HIPAA, and nearly three years after it proposed regulatory amendments, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has finally issued major “omnibus” revisions to HIPAA’s privacy and security regulations.

In the 563 pages of the regulations and related regulatory comments, there are many substantive and technical changes. However, we distilled two major themes in these revisions...

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Topics:  Business Associates, Data Breach, Data Protection, Electronic Medical Records, HIPAA, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, HITECH, Patient Privacy Rights, PHI

Published In: Consumer Protection Updates, Health Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

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