Posted on January 7th, 2011 No comments
The Health and Human Services Department’s inspector general plans to take a cold, hard look at the department’s privacy and security policies with a particularly close eye on initiatives of the HITECH Act, which enshrined health IT practices into HHS regulation.
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As HHS Ramps up Health IT, IG Takes Close Look at EHR Security
Posted on August 3rd, 2009 No comments
The Department of Health and Human Services has delegated the authority for the administration and enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule to the Office for Civil Rights. The OCR’s administration and enforcement of the security rule, which had previously been delegated to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will eliminate duplication and improve the department’s efforts to ensure that health information privacy is protected.
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Hipaa Security Rule authority moved to Office for Civil Rights