Tag: Health Information

2021 OSHA Rule Changes and COVID-19

OSHA has explained that it had prioritized conducting on-site workplace inspections to healthcare facilities and to COVID-19-related fatalities and imminent danger exposure cases in these settings.  OSHA’s enforcement of COVID-19 compliance to date has been heavily focused in various health care settings.  With the new administration, we know there will be even more enforcement.  This …

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New Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Improving Access and Flow of Health Information

In January 2021, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) proposed new changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule in the first major update since 2013. The changes affect many aspects of accessing and sharing patent information, as well as codify recent court decisions and guidance.  Many of the …

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HIPAA Audits and Enforcement Updates

HIPAA audits and enforcement are now a significant reality, and settlements for violations are being announced for more violations regularly.  Now, with the increases in breach reporting and the HIPAA random audit program, enforcement of HIPAA is something that every HIPAA entity and business associate needs to be aware of and prepared for, by taking the proper steps …

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