HHS seeks public input on improving care coordination and reducing the regulatory burdens of the HIPAA Rules

13. December 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
 Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the public on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules, especially the HIPAA Privacy Rule, could be modified to further the HHS Secretary’s goal of promoting coordinated, value-based ...

Colorado hospital failed to terminate former employee’s access to electronic protected health information

12. December 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) has agreed to pay $111,400 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to adopt a substantial corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.  PSMC is a critical ...