HIPAA Omnibus Rule
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights announces a final rule that implements a number of provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
OCR Privacy Rule Web site -- http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/index.html
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights has posted its new Web site. The health information privacy (HIP) pages have been extensively revised to improve organization and ease of use for consumers, covered entities and others seeking reliable advice on the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the Patient Safety Rule.
The Web site contains helpful content including:
- Medical Records
- Employers and Health Information in the Workplace
- Personal Representatives
- Family Members and Friends
- Court Orders and Subpoenas
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- Emergency Preparedness home page
Office of Civil Rights-https://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/index.html