Expert: New Rules, Increased Enforcement En Route
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.May 3, 2011
Over the course of this year and into the next, we'll continue to see confusion in the healthcare industry when it comes to privacy, says Kirk Nahra, CIPP, of Wiley Rein. That's because many entities that are covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act don't realize that they're liable, Nahra told The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. For that reason, this year there will likely be both increased enforcement and rules around healthcare privacy. When it comes to social media, Nahra says "companies need to both educate and inform their employees," adding that companies must evaluate everything they do involving personal information.