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HIPAA - Individually Identifiable Information: Know the Rules!

Posted by Elisa Bovee on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

As long-term care facilities continue to adapt to 2015 changes, it is important that they remember to implement compliance safe guards.  Facilities need to be committed to bridging existing codes of conduct to develop reasonable safeguards required by the Privacy Rule. One such policy includes incidental use and disclosure of confidential health information (also known as Protected Health Information or “PHI”). Per the requirements in the HIPAA Privacy Rule (See 45 CFR 164.530), protect the confidentiality of individually identifiable patient health and financial information from any unauthorized intentional or unintentional use or disclosure. 
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Topics: Compliance, HIPAA, ePHI, Privacy

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