The third major category of organization potentially effected by HIPAA
is defined as the "Business Associate" of a Covered Entity.
The compromise struck in the HIPAA
privacy rule on minors' rights leaves health care providers and health plans with a series of important questions regarding the relationship between the rule and the "state and other applicable laws" to which it refers.
As noted in the lawsuit, a review of three sample privacy notices found that patients were not being advised of the existence of more stringent state and common laws governing medical privacy that override the lesser federal protections in the HIPAA
To build a solid foundation for HIPAA
compliance, it is essential to know and understand exactly what is required and why.
regulations are having a profound impact on the way medical institutions store, protect and archive information.
Evaluating the technical infrastructure and identifying all the HIPAA
It is clear that the HIPAA
privacy rules will be particularly challenging for long-term care providers.
The level of detail provided by the EDS HIPAA
assessment will allow New Hampshire to effectively select from a number of alternatives to meet HIPAA
compliance and the departments long-term strategic goals.
requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt and mandate the use of standards for common electronic administrative transactions and to establish a privacy standard for personal health information.
The April 2003 deadline for complying with HIPAA
requires standardization of electronic transmission of health insurance, claims and patient data and establishes data privacy and security standards that must be followed.