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Grappling with HIPAA's hard parts
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:47:35 +0000 (UTC)
By Anthony Brino
Government Health IT
November 25, 2013
As the seminal year of 2014 approaches for American healthcare, the Office
of the National Coordinator (ONC) is getting an earful about implementing
the HIPAA Accounting of Disclosures provision.
ONC's Privacy and Security Tiger Team is slated to convene the Monday
after Thanksgiving, December 2nd, two days before the team is giving the
Health IT Policy Committee recommendations on moving forward with
disclosure accounting. That comes as HHS prepares an interim or final
version of rules that many in the industry deemed too hard to achieve —
for instance, with mandated PHI access reports for patients.
The Tiger Team, which includes Epic CEO Judy Faulkner and Cerner
informatics VP David McCallie, MD, is going into December with consensus
on several topics, and with a philosophy of "less is more" for approaching
the issue as a whole.
The "scope of disclosures and related details to be reported to patients"
should provide information that "is useful to patients, without
overwhelming them" and that doesn’t place "undue burden on covered
entities," the Tiger Team said in an outline of recommendations presented
during a November 18th meeting.
Dean Bushmiller teaches a great 5-Day CISM in Albany NY Dec. 2 6.
Call 327-937-9786 for details.
- Grappling with HIPAA's hard parts InfoSec News (Nov 26)