According to a recent press release, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment of two Chinese nationals for a hacking incident that resulted in one of the largest health data breaches of all time.
Q: I’m a registered nurse, and I received treatment at the ER of the hospital where I work. When I asked for a return-to-work note the next day, the physician told me that my supervisor called her the previous evening and asked if I had asked for the note. Is this a HIPAA violation?
Care coordination has been at the heart of recent healthcare redesign efforts, which includes integrating primary care with behavioral and mental healthcare, but misunderstandings about how and when HIPAA applies can lead to unnecessary delays and leave organizations vulnerable to compliance risks.