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Organizations Prep For HIPAA Omnibus Rule

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

January 4, 2013

In an interview with HealthcareInfoSecurity, Hunton & Williams’ Lisa Sotto, CIPP/US, discusses the ways healthcare organizations should prepare for the upcoming release of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. The Department of Health and Human Services sent its final Omnibus Rule modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget in March 2012, reports Hunton & Williams’ Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. “CISOs and CIOs should look at the HIPAA (modifications that are pending) as an opportunity to improve business associate security. It’s important for healthcare entities to focus their energies on seeking to prevent these sorts of incidents,” Sotto says.
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