Unless you've been completely out of touch, by now you know that HHS has finally released the final rule that HIPAA privacy and security officers have been waiting for.
Privacy and security officers got their marching orders when HHS released the long-awaited new HIPAA "Omnibus Rule" in January.
HIPAA has hit home for business associates (BA) and their subcontractors.
One of the biggest changes in the Omnibus final rule is in the way healthcare organizations will determine whether they need to notify affected individuals of a security breach.
Q. Can paper patient records be kept in a public storage unit? The storage company we are considering has a digital entry at the main gate. We would also have a keyed lock on the storage unit door.
Q. How can you track or prevent the use of USB drives in a hospital setting?