HIPAA Omnibus Rule – Google+ Hangout

For a first look at the HIPAA omnibus rule, I had a Google+ Hangout on Air with Brian Ahier and Deven McGraw this afternoon. We talked through the changes made to the privacy and security rules, the breach notification rule, the enforcement rule, and the harmonization of HIPAA and GINA. The video runs about an […]

HIPAA Final Rule on Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Issued, Finally

The HIPAA omnibus regulation is finally out as a final reg. The HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules were released late yesterday, and are expected to be published in the Federal Register on January 25 here: HIPAA Final Regulation. (See the end of this post for info about an upcoming online event.) UPDATE 1/21/2013: […]

Meaningful Use Stage 3 – Society for Participatory Medicine Comments on Proposed Objectives

The Health IT Policy Committee of the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT released its proposed Stage 3 objectives for Meaningful Use.  "Eligible Providers" that meet these objectives share in the federal electronic health record incentive program under the HITECH Act.  (Learn more at HealthIT.gov; here's some more background on the Stage 1 […]