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OCR releases FAQ on PHI disclosure policies under HIPAA Privacy Rule

Health IT SmartBrief | Jan 11, 2017

The HHS Office for Civil Rights released a Frequently Asked Questions document clarifying that "the potential recipients of information under the relevant permissive disclosure provisions of 45 CFR 164.510(b) are not limited by the sex or gender identity of the person" under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Disclosure of protected health information is limited to HHS when it is conducting an enforcement action, a compliance review or investigation, and to individuals or their personal representatives when they specifically request access to their PHI or an accounting of disclosures, OCR said. Health IT Security (01/10)


27M patients affected by 450 data breaches in 2016

Health IT SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2017

Burwell advises next HHS secretary to prioritize health care cybersecurity

Health IT SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2017

NIST updates cybersecurity framework

Health IT SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2017

FDA, IBM Watson to explore blockchain technology's benefits to public health

Health IT SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2017

Physicians can improve productivity with mobile EHR apps, expert says

Health IT SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2017

VA to test digital health platform that integrates data, uses analytics

Health IT SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2017

Report: Health care IT sector secured $5.1B in VC funding in 2016

Health IT SmartBrief | Jan 17, 2017

Experts offer tips to reduce cybersecurity risk

Health IT SmartBrief | Jan 17, 2017

Study: EHRs facilitate primary-behavioral care coordination

Health IT SmartBrief | Jan 11, 2017


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