The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a bulletin November 10, 2014 on “HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations.” The stated purpose of the bulletin is to assure that covered entities and their business associates know how protected health information that may be shared during an emergency and that the privacy protections are not suspended during emergencies. The OCR has issued the bulletin in part due to the recent Ebola outbreak. Read the OCR bulletin Here.
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"Our doctors are most aware that the fines and penalties for violations of HIPAA privacy laws are becoming increasingly more onerous. It has been our assessment that the educational training programs, business associate agreements, and protocols that have been implemented within our compliance programs are providing the guidance we need to appropriately maintain the privacy of our patient's medical information and to respond both legally and promptly should there ever be a breach of data.
- 2016-03-01"Mary does great work for us. We are very happy with the invaluable service she provides."Michael J. Monea, President Central Anesthesia Management Services Edgewood, KY
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