Scanning the Headlines: HIPAA 2007 (Archive)

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Dimitropoulos, L.   Privacy and Security Solutions for Interoperable Health Information Exchange.  Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services, Dec. 20, 2007.

The Need to Know: Addressing Concerns About Privacy and Personal Health Records.  Stanford, CA:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Dec. 2007.

Lawrence, D.  Not going away.  Healthcare Informatics.  24(12):18-20, Dec. 2007.

Dimick, C. Privacy in the spotlight.  Journal of AHIMA.  78(10):28-36, Nov./Dec. 2007.

Adler, M.  HIPAA security redux.  Journal of AHIMA.  78(10):38-42, Nov./Dec. 2007.

Hutchins, S.  Confusion continues over HIPAA's minimum necssary standards.  Journal of AHIMA.  78(10):66-67, Nov./Dec. 2007.

Rhodes, H.  Breaking down privacy and security barriers to HIE.  Journal of AHIMA.  78(10):68-69, Nov./Dec. 2007.

Brown, B.  Do reports of a recent surprise audit indicate the beginning of a new security rule compliance initiative?  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  9(6):33-34, Nov./Dec. 2007.

AIS's Health Business Daily.  Washington:  Atlantic Information Services, Inc., Nov. 19, 2007.

Ness, R.  Influence of the HIPAA privacy rule on health researchJournal of the American Medical Association.  298(18):2164-2170, Nov. 14, 2007.

Allen, A.   Confidentiality: An Expectation in Health Care.   Philadelphia, PA:  Penn Law, Nov. 13, 2007.

Responses to medical identity theft: eight best practices for helping victims of medical identity theft.  Cardiff by the Sea, CA: World Privacy Forum, Oct. 16, 2007.

Grey, M.  Inside Job.  Healthcare Informatics.  24(10):50-56, Oct. 2007.

Brown, B.  Misapplication of privacy rule can prevent family members from getting information they need to help loved ones.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  9(5):39-42, Sept./Oct. 2007.

The Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Toolkit.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Aug. 2007.

Redling, B.  What if?  MGMA Connexion.  7(7):30-35, Aug. 2007.

Irving, M.  Privacy laws and their effect on healthcare organizations.  Annals of Health Law.  16(2):335-340, Summer 2007.

Brown, B. The single most important thing everyone needs to know about HIPAA.   Journal of Health Care Compliance.  9(4):37-40, July/Aug. 2007.

Tomes, J.  Individual criminal liability for HIPAA violations:  who is potentially liable?  or should we say, who isn't.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.   9(4):5-12, July/Aug. 2007.

AHIMA Privacy and Security Practice Council.  Beyond HIPAA:  don't forget regulations such as the life safety code.  Journal of AHIMA.  78(7):60-61, July/Aug. 2007.

Gross, J.  Keeping patients' details private, even from kin.   New York Times, July 3, 2007.

Dolan, P.  Blog at your own risk.  American Medical News.   50(25):14-15, July 2, 2007.

Top Government Privacy Group Tells HHS to Abandon HIPAA Business Associates.  Washington:  Atlantic Information Services, July 2007.

Report on Virginia Tech Shooting Cites Need for Further HIPAA Privacy Guidance .  Washington:  Atlantic Information Services, July 2007.

Vijayan, J.   HIPAA Audit Riles Health IT.  Farmingham, MA:  Computerworld Government, June 18, 2007.

Long, K.  The impact of EHRs and medical identity theft on patient safety .   Health Care's Most Wired Magazine.   Web Exclusive.  June 13, 2007.

Henke, P., and others.  Surgical research and the new privacy laws.   Bulletin.  92(6):26-29, June 2007.

Brown, B.  The number of online personal health records is growing, but is the data in these records adequately protected?  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  9(3):35-36, 65, May/June 2007.

Hjort, B.  AHIMA report addresses evolving role of health care privacy and security officers.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  9(3):47-48, 67-68, May/June 2007.

Amatayakul, M.  The value of HIM in privacy and security compliance.   Journal of AHIMA.  78(5):44-46, May 2007.

Amatayakul, M.  Are you ready for HIPAA now?  Healthcare Financial Management.  61(5):112-114, May 2007.

Groups recommend delay for National Provider Identifier changes.  HealthLeaders Media.  Apr. 4, 2007.

Travis, J.  The national provider identifier:  is it another HIPAA EDI?  Revenue Cycle Strategist.  4(4):4--5, Apr. 2007.

Curtin, L.  Privacy isn't just about IT.  Nurse Leader.  5(2):26-29, Apr. 2007.

Claybook, D.  Ensuring privacy and security in nationwide data exchange.  Journal of AHIMA.  78(4):68-69, Apr. 2007.

Brown, B.  The preambles to the HIPAA rules contain interesting and useful information.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  9(2):41-44, Mar./Apr. 2007.

Jacoby, B.  Integrating HIPAA into a hospital compliance program. Journal of Health Care Compliance.  9(2):53-54, Mar./Apr. 2007.

Mayerick, B.  Meeting the challenge of the national provider identifier.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  9(2):57-60, Mar./Apr. 2007.

AHIMA 2006 Privacy and Security Practice Council.  Disclosure of medical record copies for payment purposes.  Journal of AHIMA.  78(3):62-64, Mar. 2007.

Burnette, A.  HIPAA and ex parte interviews--are we parting ways with ex parte interviews?  Hospitals and Health Systems.  9(1):8-12, Mar. 2007.

Albright, B.  Guarding the perimeter.  Healthcare Informatics.  24(3):42-44, Mar. 2007.

Watson, K.   Securing the E-mail System in the Healthcare Organization.  UK:  Infosec Writers, Feb. 8, 2007.

Health Information Technology:  Early Efforts Initiated but Comprehensive Privacy Approach Needed for National Strategy.  GAO-07-400T.  Washington:  U.S. Government Accountability Office.  Feb. 1, 2007.

Abstract:  Health Information Technology:  Early Efforts Initiated but Comprehensive Privacy Approach Needed for National Strategy.  GAO-07-400T.  Washington:  GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office.  Feb. 1, 2007.

Brown, B.  Top 10 HIPAA misconceptions.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  9(1):41-44, Jan./Feb. 2007.

Munroe, F.  Managing privacy and security compliance.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  9(1):69-70, Jan./Feb. 2007.

Demster, B.  Ensuring privacy and security in home health.   Journal of AHIMA.  78(1):62-63, Jan. 2007.

Business News of the Week.   Washington:  Jan. 2007.

Borten, K.  A Marketer's Guide to HIPAA:  Resources for Creating Effective and Compliant Marketing.  Marblehead, MA:  HCPro, Inc., 2007.  (WX 33 AA1 B739m 2007).

McDonough, W.  Cyber risk and privacy liability:  a click in the right direction?  Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.   27(4):9-12, 2007.

OIG Launches Audits of Hospital Compliance With HIPAA Security Rule.  Washington:  Atlantic Information Services, 2007.

On the Front Lines of Healthcare Privacy.  Chicago:  American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), 2007.

Lack of HHS, Justice Dept. Coordination Hampers HIPAA Privacy Enforcement.   Washington:  Jan. 2007.


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