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How policymakers could tweak HIPAA to better protect abortion records

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And that is because HIPAA privacy protections weren’t prepared for this moment,” said Rep. “I think it’s important to know that right now, your health records aren’t necessarily protected. Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.),

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Opinion: The staggering financial burden of a proposed HIPAA rule

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While the news media in 2022 focused on hospitals’ billions of dollars of losses , negative operating margins, and other daunting post-pandemic challenges , a set of costly modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services mostly flew under the radar. Read the rest…

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HHS guidance on using online tracking technologies: How to make your analytics HIPAA-compliant

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The HHS provides guidance on using online tracking technologies in a HIPAA-compliant manner. Learn how to ensure your analytics practices align with healthcare regulations and protect patient privacy.

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Biden administration finalizes abortion privacy protections

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The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday released a final rule that would put abortion services under the same federal privacy protections as other health care data covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. Read the rest…

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HIPAA Secure 2-Way Messaging

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Mobile messaging is a convenient and easy way to communicate with patients, but it also walks a fine line when it comes to HIPAA compliance. SMS texting holds the…

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STAT+: The next frontier in data privacy? Your brain

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But HIPAA doesn’t apply to these companies. Fewer than half of the companies surveyed encrypt their data and de-identify users. In the medical world, patients must consent if doctors want to share their private health information. Continue to STAT+ to read the full story…

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5 HIPAA Compliance Tips For Healthcare Professionals

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Healthcare professionals who comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will benefit by removing the risk of breaching the HIPAA rules. These are just 5 benefits among many advantages of complying with the HIPAA Rules. Their patients would feel secure with them.

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