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HIE has been mentioned in articles, podcasts, trainings, and for some us, as a topic of everyday conversation. In this article we will provide answers to some common questions about HIE: What is HIE? Is HIE a Meaningful Use requirement? What are the benefits of HIE? What is HIE? Health Information Exchange (HIE) is the […]
Determination – Is it a Breach? In the event of a suspected breach caused by unauthorized access, or any other number of causes of a suspected breach, there are steps covered entities must take to determine if each incident is a breach. Prior to the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule, covered entities were required to determine […]
Recently, the OCR released guidance on HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health. The guidance addresses when it is appropriate for a health care provider to share PHI of a patient being treated for a mental health condition. Communication with Family, Friends, or Others HIPAA allows a health care provider to […]
Occasionally we answer questions regarding what constitutes a reportable breach. Questions such as: Isn’t it only a reportable breach if the incident involves electronic protected health information (ePHI)? What about paper? Should these types of incidents be handled internally and not require reporting? Based on a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]