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Klein, S., Sullivan, T., and Chen, J.  Spotlight on information.  Journal of Healthcare Information Management.  22(1):12-13, Winter 2008.

Sorrel, A.  Courts in 2 states rule on reach of HIPAA in medical liability cases.  American Medical News.  51(47):5-6, Dec. 15, 2008.

Nationwide Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Exchanbe of Individually Identifiable Health Information.  Washington, DC: US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Dec., 15, 2008.

OCR Complaints Decline in October; CMS Replaces PriceWaterhouse Coopers for Security Audits.   HiPAA Enforcement Statistics for December 2008.  Alexandria, VA:  Melamedia LLC, Dec. 2008.

Brown, B.  Striking a balance between HIPAA and care coordination.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  10(6):27-28, Nov./Dec.  2008.

MacKenzie, K.   Is your data safe? Are you sure?    HealthLeaders Magazine.  Nov. 14, 2008.

Kraynak, A.   OIG criticizes CMS' lack of security rule oversight, implementation.   Briefings on HIPAA.  Nov. 3, 2008.

Levinson, D.    Nationwide Review of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Oversight (A-04-0705064).   Washington:  Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, Oct. 27, 2008.

Learner, N., editor.   HIPAA Covered Entities in Calif. Could See Stiff Penalties for Privacy Breaches Under Two New States Laws, Which Could Be National Models.  Report on Patient Privacy, Oct. 16, 2008.

Booz Allen Hamilton. Medical identity theft environmental scan. Washington, DC: US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Oct, 15, 2008.  Related documents.

Draft Model Personal Health Record (PHR) Privacy Notice and Facts-At-A-Glance.  Washington, DC: US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Oct, 15, 2008.

Reassessing Your Security Practices in a Health IT Environment: A Guide for Small Health Care Practices.  Washington, DC: US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Oct, 15, 2008.

Scholl, M., and others.   An Introductory Resource Guide for Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule .   Gaithersburgh, MD:  National Institute of Standards and Technology, Oct. 2008.

Cashing in on Personal Health Information.   URAC Issue Brief, Oct. 2008.

Rinehart-Thompson, L.  Raising awareness of medical identity thefts.  Journal of AHIMA.  79(10):74-75,  81, Oct. 2008.

Brown, B.  Research and the privacy rule:  the chill is on.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  10(5):35-36, Sept./Oct. 2008.

Hjort, B.  Quality health care:  can health information be both available and private?  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  10(5):41-42, Sept./Oct. 2008.

Gellman, R., and Dixon, P.   Red Flag and Address Discrepancy Requirements: Suggestions for Health Care Providers.  Cardiff by the Sea, CA:  The World Privacy Forum, Sept. 24, 2008.

Clark, H.  2 NM Hospital Workers Fired for Taking PhotosYahoo.News.  Sept. 22, 2008.

Health Information Technology: HHS Has Taken Important Steps to Address Privacy Principles and Challenges, Although More Work Remains.   Washington:  U.S. Government Accountability Office, Sept. 17, 2008.

Meyer, H.   Lock it or lose itH&HN.  Sept. 11, 2008.

Gupta, A.  How to protect your data when you're on the web.  Family Practice Management.  15(4):29-34, Sept. 2, 2008.

Meyer, H.  Lock it or lose it.  H&HN.  82(9):50-52, Sept. 2008.

Communicating with a Patient's Family, Friends, or Others Involved inthe Patient's Care.   Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sept. 2008.

When Health Care Providers May Communicate About You with Your Family, Friends, or Others Involved In Your Care.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sept. 2008.

Corrective Action Plan and $100,000 Fine Illustrate Tougher HHS Stance on HIPAA Enforcement.  Report on Patient Privacy, Aug. 21, 2008.

Mackenzie, K.   What are you doing to keep patient data safe?    HealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 19, 2008.

Kauffman, C.  Medical privacy law fails to stop snoopingDesMoinesRegister.com.  Aug. 17, 2008.

Hospitals See Attention to Patient Privacy as Competitive Advantage; Breaches Can Harm Patient Satisfaction.  Washington:  Atlantic Information Services, Inc., Aug. 7, 2008.

New Privacy Risk: Patients Who Assume Someone Else's Identify to Obtain Treatment.  Washington:  Atlantic Information Services, August 4, 2008.

Brown, B.  Beyond HIPAA:  ONCHIT, ONC, AHIC, HITSP, and CCHIT.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  10(4):41-44, July/Aug. 2008.

Taylor, H., editor.  Millions believe personal medical information has been lost or stolenHealthcare News.  8(7):1-4, July 30, 2008.

Lagu, T., and others.   Content of weblogs written by health professionals.   Journal of General Internal Medicine.  Published online:  July 23, 2008.

Weber, D.   How HIPAA affects checks that bounceMedical Economics Magazine.  July 18, 2008.

Runy, L.   The best defense:  Hospitals take a proactive approach to data security threatsHospitals and Health Networks Most Wired Magazine, Summer 2008.

Having, K., Hale, D., and Lauter, C.  Ethics committees in the Rural Midwest:  exploring the impact of HIPAA.  Journal of Rural Health.  24(3):316-320, Summer 2008.

UCLA Health System Facilities Are Cited by Stat for Patient Privacy Breaches; Former Employee is Charged Under HIPAA.  Washington:  Atlantic Information Services, Inc., June 23, 2008.

Health Plans See Internal Mistakes and Carelessness as Bigger Threat to Data Security than Hackers.  Washington:  Atlantic Information Services, Inc., June 20, 2008

Manos, D.  Brand new federal requirement: NPI needs to match IRS dataHealthcare IT News.  June 17, 2008.

Bright, T.  Carolinas healthcare investing in hand scannersCharlotte Business Journal.  June 13, 2008.

Mertz, K.   State health data on the net: states address privacy concerns.  National Conference of State Legislatures.  :29(517), June 9, 2008.

Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information.  New York:  The Markle Foundation, June 2008.

Connecting Consumers: Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information.  New York:  Connecting for Health, June 2008.

Janacek, B.  Secure messaging in healthcare:  tech solutions for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Journal of AHIMA.  79(6):50-51, June 2008.

Finding your balance:  confidentiality in the electronic environment.  AHIMA Advantage.  12(4):1, 3-5, June 2008.

Geeter, J., and Hance, A.  Stormy seas:  navigating the cross-currents of the Medicare marketing guidelines and the HIPAA marketing rules.  Health Lawyers News.  12(6)34-41, June 2008.

Brown, B.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  10(3):29-30, May/June 2008.

Dinh, A.  HIPAA security compliance--what comes next?    Journal of Health Care Compliance.  10(3):37-38, May/June 2008.

HIPAA Privacy: What Should a Hospital Do When a Patient May Have Violated His or Her Parole?   Washington:  Atlantic Information Services, Inc., May 22, 2008.

Hospitals Face Tricky Patient Privacy Scenarios When Law Enforcement Officials Request Patient DNA.  Washington:  Atlantic Information Services, Inc., May 14, 2008.

Halpert, A.  Complying with the privacy rule during a disaster-part 2.  Journal of AHIMA.  79(5):58-59, May 2008.

Alternatives Exist for Enhancing Protection of Personally Identifiable Information.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, May 2008.

Comprehensive Privacy and Security: Critical for Health Information Technology.  Washington:  Center for Democracy and Technology, May 2008.

Manos, D.  Hospitals feel privacy pressures:  employee training critical to improved security, experts say.  Healthcare IT News.  5(5):11, 13, May 2008.

Hospital Volunteers Can Present Special Patient Privacy Risks, Require Careful Selection and Training.  Washington:  Atlantic Information Services, Inc., Apr. 25, 2008.

Kalish, M., and Christianson, J.  Managing a breach of the privacy ruleHospitals and Health Networks.  Web Exclusive.  Apr. 2, 2008. 

Carroll, L.  Research riddle.  Hospitalist.  12(4):47-48, Apr. 2008.

Dennis, J.  What's next for the privacy rule.  Journal of AHIMA.  79(4):24-32, Apr. 2008.

Adler, M.  Integrating privacy and security.    Journal of AHIMA.  79(4):34-38, Apr. 2008.

Dimick, C.  Harmonization destination.    Journal of AHIMA.  79(4):42-45, Apr. 2008.

Fernandes, L., and O'Connor, M.  Patient identification in three acts.    Journal of AHIMA.  79(4):46-52, Apr. 2008.

Halpert, A.  Complying with the privacy rule during a disaster-part 1.    Journal of AHIMA.  79(4):60-61, Apr. 2008.

Campbell, R.  Compliance with information security breach notification laws:  prevention and mitigation strategies.  Health Lawyers News.  12(4):12-17, Apr. 2008.

Fundraising, marketing, and the privacy rule:  understand what you cannot do to comply with HIPAA.  Healthcare Marketing Advisor.  9(4):1-3, Apr. 2008.

Merrill, M.  Security expert says HIPAA doesn't have clout it takes.  Healthcare IT News.  5(4):11, 14, Apr. 2008.

Burnette, A., and Morning, A.  HIPAA and ex parte interviews-the beginning of the end?  Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law.  1(3);73-106, Apr. 2008.

UCLA bans cellphones at hospital [camera phones].   Los Angeles Times.  Mar. 18, 2008.

Health organizations step up security as more patient information is stored electronicallyiHealthBeat.   Mar. 13, 2008.

A Delicate Balance:   Behavioral Health, Patient Privacy, and the need to know.   Oakland, CA:  California HealthCare Foundation, Mar. 2008.

Dinh, A.  Teeth for HIPAA in 2008?  Journal of AHIMA.  79(3):62-63, Mar. 2008.

Cushman, R.  The hope of HIPAA 2.  Modern Healthcare.  38(7):28, Feb. 18, 2008.

Brown, B.  Recent recommendations by the national committee on vital and health statistics could mean big changes in the HIPAA rules.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  10(1):33-36, Jan./Feb. 2008.

Ferris, N.   Group to award EHR privacy seals of approvalGovernment HealthIT.  Jan. 31, 2008.

Sanches, L.   The Office for Civil Rights and Health Care Privacy.  Washington:  Healthcare Update News Service, Jan. 26, 2008.

Conn, J.  CMS hires HIPAA watchdog.   Modern Healthcare.  38(1):14-15, Jan. 7, 2008.

Wililams, A., and others.  HIPAA costs and patient perceptions of privacy safeguards at Mayo Clinic.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  34(1):27-35, Jan. 2008.

2008 HIMSS analytics report:  security of patient data.  Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.  24(2):14-26, 2008.

McDonough, W.  Cyber risk and privacy liability:  a click in the right direction?  Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.  27(4):9, 11-12, 2008.

Allen, A.   Confidentiality: An Expectation in Health Care.  Philadelphia, PA:  University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2008.

 

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