Update on Health Information Privacy, Security and Information Blocking
Rarely has there been so many changes to track in the world of health information privacy and security. This session will provide a comprehensive update, including: - HIPAA final rule on right of access and coordinated care - HIPAA changes to provide credit for implementation of recognized security practices - Final rule to better reconcile the substance use disorder patient record confidentiality rule at 42 CFR part 2 and HIPAA - Status, guidance on, and enforcement of the 21st Century Cures Information Blocking Rule - FTC's policy statement expanding the scope of its breach notification rule to health and wellness apps - HHS Office for Civil Rights HIPAA enforcement trends - Guidance on protection of reproductive health information following the Dobbs decision - New state privacy laws and how they interact with HIPAA and impact healthcare organizations - Risks related to disclosures of information from healthcare provider websites. This session will examine these policy changes and their implications for health information technology and the healthcare industry.
- Describe the status of changes to HIPAA's right of access, sharing of patient information for coordination of care, and other HIPAA regulatory amendments
- Describe the upcoming changes to the rule governing substance use disorder patient records and how these changes will impact health information technology
- Interpret new guidance on the 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking Rule and describe the status of enforcement of the rule
- Identify additional steps that can be taken to safeguard reproductive health information in the wake of the Dobbs decision
- Analyze HIPAA enforcement trends and identify where to prioritize information privacy and security compliance efforts