The September 23 compliance deadline for most of the provisions of the HIPAA omnibus rule has come and gone.
The healthcare industry is changing rapidly, and if you've been paying attention to the news you've probably noticed the recent wave of hospital mergers.
Is someone in your organization making sure that PHI is not left on your digital photocopiers?
Q. Is it acceptable for admitting and patient registration staff to photograph patients upon check- in for identification purposes? Is it permissible to take pictures of behavioral health patients for the same purpose?
Every healthcare organization should develop and implement a policy and a well-defined process that provides guidance for managing incident and breach response.