This article is a review of permitted uses and disclosure of protected health information.
HIPAA Technical Safeguards protect PHI and are a major part of any HIPAA Security program. Using cybersecurity to protect EPHI is a key feature of HIPAA. Technical safeguards are key protections that help to maintain the safety of EPHI as the internet changes.
The Office for Civil Rights or OCR with HIPAA oversight has not produced the long-awaited guidance on texting protected health information. Finally, at a Health Information Management Conference in March the OCR director said healthcare providers could text message their patients with PHI.
One of the key elements of HIPAA has been to provide individuals with a right to access PHI such that they may be in more control of decisions regarding their health and well-being. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), was created to protect the privacy and security [...]