Nashville Business Journal: How to Not Run Afoul of Health Privacy Law
In an article published in the Nov. 25, 2016 print edition of the Nashville Business Journal, Jerry W. Taylor and Kelli C. Fleming provide guidance on how health care entities should be up-to-date with HIPAA regulations, specifically from the Office of Civil Rights. They emphasize that health care companies should make sure that their business associate agreements are up to date following the changes in the law imposed by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and its implementing regulations. They also recommend reading the latest guidance on ransomware. If there is a ransomware incident, it is important to conduct an appropriate breach assessment to determine if breach reporting is required. Lastly, Taylor and Fleming address security, putting these topics at the forefront of a HIPAA compliance program is an effective way to ensure compliance with the complicated and evolving world of patient privacy and security.
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