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.  http://www.ahima.org/marketing/email_images/2005PrivacySecurity.pdf

How to avoid 12 major HIPAA security landmines.  Business News of the Week.  Reprinted from the March 2005 issue of Report on Patient Privacy.  http://www.aishealth.com/Bnow/031605c.html

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.  www.wsha.org/publications/HIPAALEGuide11_1.pdf

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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