Scanning the Headlines: HIPAA

Updated on August 1, 2006

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Mancino, P., and Reisman, G.  NPI on the way.  Healthcare Informatics.  23(8):52-53, Aug 2006.

Brown, B.  Research and the HIPAA privacy rule.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  8(4):43-46, July/Aug. 2006.

Jacoby, R.  Another look at business associate agreements.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  8(4):57-58, July/Aug. 2006.

Wielawski, I.  HIPAA, TB, and me.  Health Affairs.  25(4):1127-1132, July/Aug. 2006.

Foxhall, K.  No clarity in NPI adoption.  Healthcare Informatics.  23(7):18, July 2006.

HIPAA privacy rule: disclosures for emergency preparedness - a decision tool.  U. S. Department of Health & Human Services.   June 27, 2006.

Conn, J.  Doing a number on providers:  next looming deadline under HIPAA a national provider identifier.  Modern Healthcare.  36(25):50-52, June 19, 2006.

Anning, D., and others.  Blame it on the RHIO:  potential liability concerns with electronic health information exchange.  Health Lawyers News.  10(6):16-21, June 2006.

Bysinter, B.  Is clinical HIPAA on the way?  HealthLeaders.  June 2006.

Fingerprint scanners help improve record security.  ED Management.  18(6):64-65, June 2006.

Sanders, J., and Heller, R.  Improving the implementation of evidence-based practice; a knowledge management perspective.  Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.  12(3):341-346, June 2006.

Brown, B.  The patient access and request for amendments provisions of the HIPAA privacy rule.  Health Care Compliance.  8(3):37-40, May/June 2006.

Jacoby, R.  Performing periodic rounds is a good way to identify potential PHI violations.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.   8(3):55-56, May/June 2006.

Now's the time to reassess HIPAA compliance.  Medical Records Briefing.  22(5):6-8, May 2006.

Amatayakul, A.  HIPAA enforcement rule will more teeth equal bigger bite?  Healthcare Financial Management.  60(5):116-118, May, 2006.

Wheatley, V.  The patient identification debate.  Journal of AHIMA.  77(5):62-63, 70, May 2006.

Improper computer disposal could trash your reputation.  Healthcare Marketing Advisor.  7(4):8, Apr. 2006.

Quinsey, C.  Time for a HIPAA tune-up?  Journal of AHIMA.  77(5):64-65, May 2006.

Rode, D.  Privacy and security in an electronic age.  Journal of AHIMA.  77(4):18, 20, Apr. 2006.

Brick, F.  Running out of room for data.  Journal of AHIMA.  77(4):56-57,64, Apr. 2006.

Jacoby, R.  Have you taken steps to identify which employees have authorized access to PHI?  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  8(2):47-48, Mar./Apr. 2006.

Brown, B.  The standards for electronic health care claims attachments.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  8(2):51-54, Mar./Apr. 2006.

Conn, J.  Identity crisis?  Modern Healthcare.  36(21):26-28, Mar. 22, 2006.

HIPAA survey.  Medical Records Briefing.  21(3):2-3, Mar. 2006.

Banks, D.  The health insurance portability and accountability act:  does it live up to the promise?  Journal of Medical Systems.  30(1):45-50, Feb. 2006.

Chong, K., Chung, D., and Joo Y.  Overview of administrative simplification provisions of HIPAA.  Journal of Medical Systems.  30(1):51-55, Feb. 2006.

Tossell, B., Stewart, E., and Goldman, J.  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule and Patient Access to Medical Records.  Washington:  AARP, Feb. 2006.

Ross, L., and Friedman, M.  HIPAA privacy audit tool.  Healthcare Financial Management Association.  60(2):133, Feb. 2006.

Baldwin, G.  Son of HIPAA?  HealthLeaders.  9(2):39, Feb. 2006.

Brown, B.  Does HIPAA measure up to what was envisioned when the act was first signed into law?  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  8(1):41-46, Jan./Feb. 2006.

Lavelle, A.  Gaps in the HIPAA Chinese wall.  Trustee.  59(1):25-26, Jan. 2006.

Wolfberg, D., and Wirth, S.  Do EMS ride-along programs violate patient privacy?  Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS).  31(1):36-41, Jan. 2006.

Look beyond HIPAA when establishing policies on appropriate e-mail retention periods.  Medical Records Briefing.  20(12):6--7, Dec. 2005.

Vogt, N.  HIPAA and the legal electronic health record.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  7(6):43-44, Nov./Dec. 2005.

Spread the word about tracking disclosures of PHI.  Medical Records Briefing.  20(11):5, Nov. 2005.

Satisfy EHR security with six steps.  Medicine on the Net.  11(10):12-13, Oct. 2005.

Measuring the ROI of HIPAA compliance.  Healthcare Market Strategist.  6(10):14, Oct. 2005.

Use personal code words to better manage disclosures.  Medical Records Briefing.  20(10):8-9, Oct. 2005.

Vogt, N.  Privacy compliance-maintaining the gains.  Journal of  AHIMA.   76(9):90-91, 96, Oct. 2005.

Giannangelo, K.  Countdown to HIPAA claims attachments.  Journal of  AHIMA.  (9):92-93, Oct. 2005. 

Marks, J.  HIPAA security rule implementation in home care-closing the gaps.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  7(5):51-52, Sept./Oct. 2005.

Cooper, A., and Rizek, J.  The HIPAA privacy rule, act II:  auditing compliance program effectiveness.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  7(5):61-62, Sept./Oct. 2005.

Brown, B., and Wilcox, S.  HIPAA privacy rule enforcement-all bark and no bite?  Journal of Health Care Compliance.   7(5):69-72, Sept./Oct. 2005.

Vogt, N.  Simplifying HIPAA for staff is one way to ensure good decisions are made about patient privacy.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.   7(5):75-76, Sept./Oct. 2005.

Miller, D.  The privacy and security advantages of EHRs.  Journal of AHIMA.  76(8):62-63, 68, Sept. 2005.

New expectations, fallout in HIPAA enforcement rule.  Medical Records Briefing.  20(5):10, Sept. 2005.

Robeznieks, A.  Noncompliant and unconcerned.  Modern Healthcare.   35(32):33, Aug. 8, 2005.

Haugh, R.  Banks and HIPAA.  Hospitals and Health Networks.  79(8):18-20, Aug. 2005.

Update your e-mail policy now to keep up with usage.  Healthcare Risk Management.  27(8):88-89, Aug. 2005.

DOJ ruling on HIPAA increases risk to employer.  Healthcare Risk Management.  27(8):91-92, Aug. 2005.

Watson, A.  Surviving in a post-HIPAA environment by creating a culture of privacy and security.  AHIP Coverage.  46(4):26-30, July/Aug. 2005.

U.S. Healthcare Industry HIPAA compliance survey results: Summer 2005.  HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society:  Phoenix Health Systems.

Pickens, S., and Solak, J.  National provider identifier (NPI) planning and implementation fundamentals for providers and payers.  Journal of Healthcare Information Management.  19(2):41-47, Spring 2005.

Ao, M., and Walker, R.  CIOs' views of HIPAA security rule implementation-an application of q-methodology.  Journal of Healthcare Information Management.  19(2):73-80, Spring 2005.

Harrison, R.  Civil money penalties and administrative simplification:  the proposed final rule for HIPAA enforcement.  Health Lawyers News.  9(7):20-29, July 2005.

Protecting Electronic Health Information: How to Comply with the HIPAA Security Rule.   Marblehead, MA:  HCPro, Inc., June 2005.

Brown, B., and Wilcox, S.  Addressable implementation specifications:  what is reasonable and appropriate?  Journal of Health Care Compliance.   7(3):47-49, May/June 2005.

HIPAA:  compliance increasing, challenges remain.  Journal of AHIMA.  76(5):21, May 2005.

Brown, S.  HIPAA security:  don't disband the committee just yet.  Journal of AHIMA.  76(5):52-53, 57,May 2005.

Everitt, K.  The growing myths about HIPAA.  Medical Liability Monitor.  30(5):8, May 2005.

Hospitals making progress with HIPAA compliance, but many still lagging.  Materials Management in Health Care.  14(5):10, May 2005.

Conn, J.  Coming soon:  HIPAA compliance deadline looms for security.  Modern Healthcare.  35(16):8-9, 12, Apr. 18, 2005.

Readability of notice of privacy forms used by major health care institutions.  JAMA.  293(13):1593-1594, Apr. 6, 2005.

The Joint Commission and NCQA discontinue the privacy certification for business associates program.  Joint Commission Perspectives.  25(6):9, Apr. 2005.

Amatayakul, M.  Putting the finishing touches to security--are your ready?  Journal of AHIMA.  76(4):56-57, Apr. 2005.

The state of HIPAA privacy and security compliance.  AHIMA.  Apr. 2005.

How to avoid 12 major HIPAA security landmines.  Business News of the Week.  Reprinted from the March 2005 issue of Report on Patient Privacy.

Arvin, M.  Addressing the challenges of HIPAA compliance in research, part II.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  7(2):59-64, Mar./Apr. 2005.

Hofler, L., and others.  HIPAA audit and system activity review.  Jorunal of AHIMA.  76(3):34-38, Mar. 2005.

Brown, K.  Safeguarding ePHI from fire the dry way.  Jorunal of AHIMA.   76(3):56-57, Mar. 2005.

Rode, D.  HIPAA marches on --or does it?  Jorunal of AHIMA.   76(3):32, Mar. 2005.

Walsh, T.  The 26.2-mile security rule.  Jorunal of AHIMA.  76(3):24-27, Mar. 2005.

Amatayakul, M.  Reporting security incidents.  Jorunal of AHIMA.   76(3):60, Mar. 2005.

Walters, R.  What's a nurse to do?  JONA.  7(1):21-32, Jan./Mar. 2005.

Humphrey, H.  HIPAA:  it's different for manufacturers. Journal of AHIMA. 76(2):56-57, 64, Feb. 2005.

HIPAA security tip:  access controls.  Revenue Cycle Strategist.  2(2):6, Feb. 2005.

Amatayakul, A.  Security:  keeping the flame alive.  Healthcare Finincial Management Association.  59(2):104-105, Feb. 2005.

Vogt, N.  Should protected health informatiion be disclosed without written consent?  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  7(1):41-42, Jan./Feb. 2005.

Wilcos, S., and Brown, B.  Developing policies and procedures for electonic information access.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  7(1):47-50, Jan./Feb. 2005.

Arvin, M.  Addressing the challenges of HIPAA compliance in research.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.   7(1):59-62, Jan./Feb. 2005.

Annulis, B.  Identity theft case creates new HIPPA concerns for hospitals.  Health Care Strategic Management.   23(1):11-12, Jan. 2005.

PHI 'treasure hunt' reinforces privacy, security needs.  Medical Records Briefing.  19(1):6-7, Jan. 2005.

HIPAA security tip:  starting a risk analysis.  Revenue Cycle Strategist.  2(1):6, Jan. 2005.

Pierson, E., and Martin, D.  The new face of security.  Journal of AHIMA.  76(1):52, 53, 59, Jan. 2005.

Amatayakul, M.  Access controls:  striking the right balance.  Journal of AHIMA.  76(1):56-57, Jan. 2005.

Protecting Electronic Health Information:  How to Comply with the HIPAA Security Rule.  Marblehead, MA:  HCPro, Inc., 2005. (DVD)

Protecting Patient Privacy:  Your Role in Patient Under HIPAA.  Marblehead, MA:  HCPro, Inc., 2005. (DVD)

Keep it Yourself:  Protecting Patient Privacy.  Marblehead, MA:  HCPro, Inc., 2005. (DVD)

Technologies enhance secure doctor-patient communications.  Internet Healthcare Strategies.  6(12):5-8, Dec. 2004.

Hospital and law enforcement guide to disclosure to protected health information.  Washington State Hospital Association.

Haines, P.  Reconciling the privacy rule and substance abuse record confidentiality.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(10):60-61, Nov./Dec. 2004.

Strike, J.  The HIPAA training challenge.  Healthcare Informatics.  21(11):50, Nov. 2004.

How to implement HIPAA without breaking the bank.  Hospital Access Management.  23(11):1-2, Nov. 2004.

HIPAA:  time to get serious about EDI.  Revenue Cycle Strategist.  1(10):5, Oct. 2004.

Johnson, L., and Schulte, J.  Job:  security 7 steps for HIPAA compliance.  Healthcare Financial Management Association.  58(10):46-49, Oct. 2004.

Roeder, K., and Williams, K.  First HIPAA privacy conviction:  beware of employee violations.  Today.  48(8):3, Sept./Oct. 2004.

Roe, K., and Bixby, T.  Insurance commissioners to the left, CMS to the right--here I am, stuck in the middle with you.  AHIP Coverage.  46(5):54-61, Sept./Oct. 2004.

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