The HIPAA Privacy Rule is intended to protect individually identifiable health information by limiting its use and disclosure. But the Privacy Rule expressly permits the de-identification of that information, and in doing so...more
Office of Civil Rights has released additional guidance addressing the de-identification of protected health information in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Covered entities should review their current...more
On November 26, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released long-overdue guidance on how covered entities subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)...more
On November 26th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance on the methods that covered entities and business associates can use to de-identify protected health...more
Just two and a half years after hosting a workshop on the HIPAA Privacy Rule's de-identification standard, OCR has issued its "Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information in Accordance...more
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights released its long-awaited guidance regarding the de-identification of protected health information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and...more
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