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Kathryn Marchesini, J.D. | August 30, 2018
Twenty-two years ago this month, the U.S. Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The federal Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules implemented under HIPAA, and administered and enforced by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), continue to serve as the national foundation of protections for individually identifiable health information, and of individuals’ rights with respect to their information, including the right to see and obtain copies of their health information from their healthcare providers and health plans.Read Full Post.
Kathryn Marchesini, J.D. | September 24, 2015
Through the proliferation of software applications and mobile technology, the amount of identifiable health information being collected, analyzed, and used is growing exponentially. As the volume, velocity, and variety of such information activities continue to grow, ONC is looking at how to protect that information from potential risks that may arise from unknown and inappropriate use.Read Full Post.
Kathryn Marchesini, J.D. | October 3, 2012
Health Care Providers, Key Agents of Trust for Patients
A key purpose for developing a secure private computer network in the health care industry is establishing the capability for health care providers to access and share patient health information electronically and securely over the Internet to support patient care, often referred to as a health information exchange (HIE).