Note from the Editor:
Kirk J. Nahra, CIPP/US, will further delve into the future of healthcare privacy during his break out session Next Generation Healthcare Privacy later this month at the IAPP Privacy Academy in Seattle, WA. He will also co-lead this year's Privacy Bootcamp, an introductory preconference workshop to help professionals navigate the privacy landscape.
So, you’re a HIPAA covered entity or business associate who is in the final throes of revamping (or creating) appropriate and compliant HIPAA privacy and security policies. And, you finally think you are getting a handle on all the changes required by the new HITECH components of the HIPAA rules. And, boy, it’s been some work. So, you’re good for a while, right?
Not really. While the HIPAA privacy and security rules occupy the primary attention for healthcare entities and their business associates, there is a wide range of other privacy and security practices, rules, laws and regulations that must be met—and the laundry list is evolving almost constantly.