Updating security procedures
Covered entities and their business associates must pay strict attention to the requirements spelled out in the HIPAA security rule.
Covered entities should educate staff accordingly, particularly in light of increased breach investigations and compliance audits.
HIM professionals have always advocated for patient privacy within their healthcare organizations by insisting upon professional accountability and implementation of external directives.
Many HIM professionals now serve in the role of Chief Privacy Officer, providing education to all members of the workforce as well as volunteers, trainees, temporary workers, students, subcontractors, and contractors.
published the long-awaited Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Omnibus Rule in the Federal Register.