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HIPAA and Health Apps

Catherine Short chats with Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal of Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX, about the topic of “HIPAA and Health Apps.” As technology evolves and features are adopted by healthcare consumers, so does the need for either new regulations and/or guidance on existing regulations. This radio show

Upholding HIPAA OCR Compliance & Streamlining Patient Access to Medical Data

Catherine Short speaks with Cristin Gardner, Director of Consumer Products & Markets at Life Image a healthcare network for exchanging clinical and operational information including medical images, about “Upholding HIPAA OCR Compliance & Streamlining Patient Access to Medical Data.” Digital innovation is transforming healthcare. The federal government has recently made significant pushes to make healthcare

HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes Address Gun Control

On January 4, 2016, the Obama administration rolled out a number of executive actions addressing gun control, one of which impacts the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To this end, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule narrowly modifying the HIPAA Privacy Rule to allow certain covered entities

Individual’s Rights to Access PHI

An individual’s right to access their protected health information (PHI) should be nothing new to covered entities. In 1996, HIPAA Privacy Rule detailed an individual’s right to access PHI. As part of HITECH and the Final Omnibus Rule, modifications to the Privacy Rule have included additional requirements for covered entities and business associates. Unfortunately, recent