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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.

Boemer, C.  NIST publications prove useful for fast-approaching HIPAA deadline.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  6(5):26-27, Sept./Oct. 2004.

Wilcox, S., and Brown, B.  Are health care providers and other entities using HIPAA as an excuse?  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  6(5):29-30, Sept./Oct. 2004.

Finkelstein, J.  HIPAA's promise undermined by claims-processing tangle.  AMNews.  Sept. 13, 2004.

United States Government Accountability Office.  Health information:  first-year experiences under the federal privacy rule.  Report to the chairman, committee on health, education, labor, and pensions, U.S. senate.  Sept. 2004. 

Gue, D., and Upham, R.  The HIPAA prescription for healthcare-- why isn't it working?  Health Management Technology.  25(9):34-37, Sept. 2004.

Roth, J.  Overdose of privacy law creates headaches for student health clinics.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(8):64-67, Sept. 2004.

Amatayakul, M.  Managing HIPAA as gatekeeper.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(8):68-69, Sept. 2004.

An assessment of HIPAA security preparedness:  most healthcare organizations remain noncompliant.  Healthcare Leadership Review.  23(7):4, Aug. 2004.

Patel, N.  A guide to the final installment of the HIPAA trilogy-the security regulation.  Journal of Health Care Compliance. 6(4):13-17, July/Aug. 2004.

Wilcox, S., and Brown, B.  Risk assessment, risk management, and the HIPAA security rule:  a matter of life and death?  Journal of Health Care Compliance. 6(4):43-45, July/Aug. 2004.

Kroken, P.  Keeping your head above water: HIPAA security resource announced.  Radiology Management.  26(4):12-14, July/Aug. 2004.

Bechel, E.  Has HIPAA reduced your billings?  Connexion. 4(6):37-38, July 2004.

Are you up to speed on HIPAA security?  OR Manager.  20(7):25-27, July 2004.

Kapos, S.   Online updates reach out to families of the ill: services flourish as hospitals abide by privacy rulesChicago Tribune.  June 7, 2004.

Don't waste your compliance efforts: check on these potential hazards.  Medical Records Briefing.  19(6):8-9, June 2004.

This month's idea:  reconsider how you use social security numbers.  Medical Records Briefing.  19(6):12, June 2004.

Blair, R., editor.  Mission accomplished.  Health Management Technology.  25(6):20-23, June 2004.

Fody, K., and Gagnal, J.  HIPAA compliance not so great?  maybe it's time to coordinate.  Healthcare Financial Management.  58(6):84-86, June 2004.

Rovner, J. Making sense of HIPAA privacy solutions for complex compliance dilemmas.  Journal of Health Law.  37(3):399-427, Summer 2004.

Duenwald, M.  How patients can use the new access to their medical records.  New York Times, May 11, 2004.

Taylor, M.  Patient privacy safe, for now.  Modern Healthcare.  34(18):16, May 3, 2004.

When disaster strikes:  HIPAA contigency plan a must.  Healthcare Security and Emergency Management.  3(5):8-9, May 2004.

Amatayakul, M.  The HIPAA security shopping list.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(5):58-59, May 2004.

Ziel, S.  Guard against HIPAA violations.  Nursing Management.  35(4):26-27, Apr. 2004.

Haines, P.  Special considerations for business considerations for business associate agreements.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(4):50-53, Apr. 2004.

A HIPAA security overview.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(4):56A-56C, Apr. 2004.

Polley, S.  HIPAA patient privacy in the trenches.  Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS).  29(4):76-84, Apr. 2004.

Taylor, M.  Protection in eye of beholder.  Modern Healthcare.  14(5):6-7, 16, Apr. 5, 2004.

AHIMA survey reveals members' compliance concerns with privacy rule.  AHIMA Advantage.  8(3):6-10, Apr. 2004.

Bennett, B.  Application of the HIPAA privacy rule to employer benefit plans and a compliance theory of statutory interpretation.  Journal of Health Law.  37(2):225-265, Spring 2004.

Rauber, C.  HIPAA compliance:  electronic claims processing.  Healthplan.  45(2):32-34, Mar./Apr. 2004.

HIPAA privacy rule:  myths and facts.  Hospital Home Health.  21(3):30-31, Mar. 2004.

Amatayakul, M.  A primer on network security.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(3);56-57, Mar. 2004.

Enforcement: privacy complaints filed steadily through 2003, early  Feb. 18, 2004. 

Nutten, S., and Mansueti, C.   An IT contingency plan to meet HIPAA security standards.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(2):30-37, Feb. 2004.

Keough, T.  Safe at home remote coding meets HIPAA.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(2):42-46, Feb. 2004.

Walsh, T.  The proof is in the policy.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(2):24-28, Feb. 2004.

Speers, T., Wilcox, S., and Brown, B.  The privacy rule, security rule, and transaction standards:  three sides of the same coin.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  6(1):11-13, Jan./Feb. 2004.

Herman, B., and Peel, D.  HIPAA's real effect:  the end of medical privacy a new dilemma for physician executives.  The Physician Executive.  30(1):34, 36-38Jan./Feb. 2004.

HIPAA privacy:  what is the dilemma?  The Physician Executive.  30(1):35, 39-40, Jan./Feb. 2004.

Fodor, J.  HIPAA and the EHR: making technical safeguard changes.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(1):54, 55, 57, Jan. 2004.

Amatayakul, M.  Finding quality HIPAA security resources.  Journal of AHIMA.  75(1):58-59, Jan. 2004.

Perkins, S.  Complying with HIPAA's privacy rule can improve your marketing research efforts.  Marketing Health Services MHS.  24(3):14-18, Fall 2004.

Fadlalla, A., and Wickramasinghe, N.  An integrative framework for HIPAA-compliant I*IQ healthcare information systems.  17(2&3):65-74, 2004.

Here comes HIPAA and doctors aren't ready: a survey by seacrest docsecurity

Cady, R.  Privacy under HIPAA:  what employers and providers need to know.  JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation.  5(4):82-86, Dec. 2003.

Acosta, W.  Spiritual care givers and HIPAA compliance:  is it possible to have both?  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  5(6):20-23, Nov./Dec. 2003.

Amatayakul, M.  Rethinking initial HIPAA efforts.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(10):16A-16D, Nov./Dec. 2003.

Kroken, P.  Reprieve, no reprieve or state of confusion?  Radiology Management.  Nov./Dec. 2003.

Amatayakul, M.  Rethinking initial HIPAA efforts.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(10):16A-16D, Nov./Dec. 2003.

Callahan-Morris, E., and Shields, J.  HIPAA's transactions regulations.  Michigan Health & Hospitals Magazine.  39(6):18-20, Nov/Dec. 2003.

Wachler, A., and Fehn, A.  Recongnizing and reducing risks:  HIPAA privacy and security enforement.  Michigan Health & Hospitals Magazine.  39(6):32-33, Nov/Dec. 2003.

Serb, C.  It's in the cards.  Hospital & Health Networks.  77(11):32, Nov. 2003.

Turner, S., and Foong, S.  Navigating the road to implementation of the health insurance portability and accountability act.  American Journal of Public Health.  93(11):1806-1808, Nov. 2003.

HIPAA stumper:  when is ROI without authorization acceptable?  Medical Records Briefing.  18(11):6-7, Nov. 2003.

Amatayakul, M.  Leveraging HIPAA to improve IT planning.  Healthcare Financial Management Association.  57(11):88-89, Nov. 2003.

Survey shows high HIPAA awareness family physicians.  Healthcare Financial Management Association.  57(11):22-24, Nov. 2003.

Practice Resource:  sample lawyer engagement-letter language with covered entity under HIPAA provisions.  Journal of Health Law.  36(4):647-658, Fall 2003.

Morrissey, J.  HIPAA unplugged.  Modern Healthcare.  33(41):8, 9, 14, Oct 13, 2003.

Security risk analysis and management: an overview

Donnelson, D.  Converting interim HIPAA fixes into long-term strategies.  Health Management Technology.  24(10):36-41, Oct. 2003.

Discharge planning advisor.  Hospital Peer Review.  28(10):139-141, Oct. 2003.

How to determine 'what's a business associate?'  Hospital Peer Review.  28(10):142, Oct. 2003.

Amatayakul, M.  HIPAA reins in shadow charts, independent databases.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(9):16A-16C, Oct. 2003.

Security risk analysis and management:  an overview.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(9):72A-72G, Oct. 2003.

Sevell, R., and Allen, M.  Human subject research and the HIPAA privacy rule:  a blueprint for compliance.  Journal of Healthc Care Compliance.  5(5):30-34, Sept.-Oct. 2003.

Pumo, B.  Now that the HIPAA security rule is final, where do you go from her?  Journal of Healthc Care Compliance.  5(5):46-48, Sept.-Oct. 2003.

Speers, T.  Medical providers:  are you really ready for HIPAA?  Journal of Healthc Care Compliance.  5(5):50-51, Sept.-Oct. 2003.

Pieper, S.  Completing the HIPAA compliance journey:   security standards.  Healthcare Executive.  18(5):20-25, Sept./Oct. 2003.

Hot topics in healthcare: is your patient care in conflict with HIPAA?  Ed Nursing.  Sept. 2003. 

Daily, L.  Where are we now?  HealthLeaders.  6(9):92-93, Sept. 2003.

Delaney, W., Gillespie, B., and Lewis, M.  HIPAA's transactions and code sets.  Healthcare Informatics.  20(9):64-65, Sept. 2003.

Amatayakul, M.  Due diligence in moderation:  disclosing PHI.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(8):16A-16D, Sept. 2003.

HIPAA may require tougher rules on videotaping in ED.  Ed Management.  15(9):102-103, Sept. 2003.

Unencrypted email puts healthcare organizations at risk for HIPAA violations: a zixresearch center ™ white paper.  Zix Corporation. 

Jinnett, J.  Creation of a due diligence document/risk mitigation plan for a HIPAA compliance project

Guidance on compliance with HIPAA transactions and code sets after the October 16, 2003, Implementation Deadline. 

Department of health and human services:  centers for Medicare & Medicaid services.  42 CFR Part 424, Medicare program:  electronic submission of Medicare claims.  Federal Register.  Rules and Regulations.  68(158):48805, Fri., Aug. 15, 2003.

Carr, S., and Williams, S.  Privacy law hinders clergy's access to patients.  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Aug. 12, 2003.  

Finkelstein, J.  Don't fear HIPAA police if rules deadline is missed.  August 11, 2003.

A HIPAA glossary

Amatayakul, M.  Ready for the transactions rule?  get started with code sets.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(7):16A-16D, July/Aug. 2003.

Chin, T.  Practicing privacy: fine-tune office routines without going  July 14, 2003.

Lorenzo, J.  Healthcare marketing: HIPAA and healthcare communicationsHealthLeaders News.  July 11, 2003. 

X-ray film recycling raises HIPAA conerns.  July 10, 2003. 

Sarkar, D.  Wireless security entangles HIPAA.  Federal Computer Week:  June 18, 2003. 

Young, D.  Health systems struggling with HIPAA privacy rules.  American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.  60(11):1084, 1088, 1090, 1095, June 1, 2003.

Amatayakul, M.  Translating the language of security.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(6):16A-16D, June 2003.

Garner, J.  Final HIPAA security regulations:  a review.  Managed Care Quarterly.  11(3):15-27, Summer 2003.

HIPAA:  final rules and compliance.  FitchRating.  Public Finance.  Health Care Special Report.  May 23, 2003.

Verse, N.  Survey: providers ahead of payers on HIPAA privacy compliance.  Modern Physician.  May 8, 2003. 

HIPAA prep continues after deadlines pass.  Hospital Peer Review.  82(5):64-67, May 2003.

Complying with HIPAA's security rule.  OR Manager.  19(5):25-26, May 2003.

Amatayakul, M., Lazarus, S., and Walsh, T.  HIPAA compliance:  have you completed a risk analysis?  Healthcare Financial Management.  57(5):96-100, May 2003.

Protecting patient privacy:  your role in patient rights under HIPAA.  Healthcare Marketplace.  HCPro, Inc. 

HIPAA:  A security overview for healthcare organizations.  Inside ASHE.  11(2):11-13, March/April 2003.

Finkelstein, J.  Finalized HIPAA security rule makes its long-awaited debut.  Mar. 17, 2003. 

Finklestein, J.  Getting contracts ready for patient privacy.  Mar. 17, 2003. 

Finkelstein, J.  Marketing do's and don'ts under the privacy law.  Mar. 10, 2003. 

Hjort, B.  HIPAA tip.  AHIMA Resources.  March 2003. 

Amatayakul, M.  Think you're ready?  don't forget the self-insured health plan.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(3):16A-16D, Mar. 2003.

Health insurance reform:  security standards.  Federal Register.  45 CFR Parts 160, 162, and 164.  68(34):8333-8399, Feb. 20, 2003.

How to access and comment on the privacy certification for business associates draft standards.  NCQA Certification Programs.  

Security health care certification and accreditation workgroup.  URAC - Privacy and Security Workgroup Portal 

Train for HIPAA

Finklestein, J.  How to share patient information under the new rules.  Feb. 10. 2003.

Morrisey, J.  An info-tech disconnect.  Modern Healthcare.  33(6):6-7, 36-48, Feb. 10, 2003.

Cover story: what's next?  Healthleaders Magazine.  Feb. 5, 2003.

CRM data security:  a matter of technology and policy.  COR Healthcare Market Strategist.  4(2):1, 15-17, Feb. 2003.

Providers customize form for giving of rights.  Hospital Case Management.  11(2):27-28, Feb. 2003.

HIPAA privacy regulation sparks varied solutions.  Hospital Case Management.  11(2):29, Feb. 2003.

Are hospitals likely to accept PHI use restriction requests from patients.  Report on Patient Privacy.  Feb. 2003. 

Mathias, J.  Small hospitals prepare to meet privacy rule.  OR Manager.  19(2):10, Feb. 2003.

Amatayakul, M.  On the fast track to privacy rule compliance.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(2):16A-16D, Feb. 2003.

Nutten, S.  Tackling the training mandate.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(2):22-28, Feb. 2003.

Reed, M.  Audit trails:  HIPAA's system of checks and balances.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(2):44-45, Feb. 2003.

Sample policy:  protecting patient privacy from outside callers.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(2):66, 68, Feb. 2003.

Bowen, R.  Restriction requests pose new challenges.  Journal of AHIMA.  74(2):32-42, Feb. 2003.

HHS' national conferences on the HIPAA privacy rule.  United States Department of Health & Human Services.   Feb. 5, 2003.  

Amatayakul, M.  Taking an IT "go-live" approach to HIPAA readiness.  Healthcare Financial Management.  57(2):86, 88, 90, Feb. 2003.

Chapman, S.  XML and HIPAA:  the data wave of the future?  Health Management Technology.  24(2):14, 16, Feb. 2003.

HIPAA patient privacy compliance guide. 

Covered entity charts: Guidance on how to determine whether an entity is a covered entity under the administrative simplification provisions of HIPAA.

Amatayakul, M.  HIPAA made simple: a guide to fast-tracking compliance.  2nd ed.  HCPro Publications. 

Braithwaite, W., and others.  Analysis of the final privacy modification rule.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  5(1):9-15, Jan./Feb. 2003.

Steiner, J.  Sorting through the key privacy rule provisions and final modifications.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  5(1):22-27, Jan./Feb. 2003.

Boemer, C.  Collaborative of Wisconsin offers guidance on streamlining procedures.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  5(1):35-36, Jan./Feb. 2003.

Boswell, A., and Wicke, S.  Placing a premium on reasonable discretion in this new era of HIPAA.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  5(1):43-45, Jan./Feb. 2003.

Lehman, J.  HIPAA's impact on radiology.  Radiology Management.  25(1):45-46, Jan./Feb. 2003.

Wilson, L.  Are you ready?  Modern Healthcare.  33(4):30-32, 38, Jan. 27, 2003.

Baldwin, F.  The power to profit is in the writing on the wall.  Healthcare Informatics.  20(1):33-36, Jan. 2003.

Gustafson, B.  Exploring HIPAA revenue-cycle opportunities.  Healthcare Financial Management.  57(1):42-44, Jan. 2003.

Sarraille, W., and Spencer, A.  The final privacy rule has given providers needed flexibility but also additional obligations.  Healthcare Financial Management.  57(1):47-52, Jan. 2003.

Hinkley, G., Glitz, R., and Hirsch, W.  Do you know your business associates?  Healthcare Financial Management.  57(1):54-59, Jan. 2003.

Moynihan, J.  HIPAA claims compliance options as easy as 1-2-3.  Healthcare Financial Management.  57(1):78, 80, Jan. 2003.

Gue, D., and Grove, T.  11th-hour HIPAA:  how can you meet the deadlines?  Health Management Technology.  24(1):12, 14-16, Jan. 2003.

Rogoski, R.  Ready as ready can be.  Health Management Technology.  24(1):20-22, Jan. 2003.

Amatayakul, M.  HIPAA Transactions Made Simple:  Achieving the Benefits of EDI.  Marblehead, MA:  HCPro, Inc., 2003.  (W 275 AA1 A487ht 2003).

Kost, B.  Is your privacy exposed? why trustees should get smart on the HIPAA privacy regulations.  HealthLeaders News.   2003. 

Nine Key HIPAA Privacy Challenges and Recommended Implementation Solutions.    

Medical privacy - national standards to protect the privacy of personal health information

State insurance department HIPAA contacts

HIPAA site. 

HIPAA Reports

A tripartite heart to medical records privacy:  technology, HIPAA's privacy rule and the USA patrior act.  Journal of Law and Health.  17(2):271-296, 2002-03.


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